Tag: autumn

‘The Girl On The Train’ Grosses $100 Million

Tate Taylor’s adaptation is slick, stylish and boasts an impressive performance from Emily Blunt, but the urgency and suspense of Paula Hawkins’s hit novel is lost in translation. Many believed that the marketing for this film was not sufficient enough...

/ 27th October 2016

Doctor Strange: Weird and Wonderful?

[SPOILERS AHEAD] Marvel’s latest addition to their cinematic universe comes in the form of a psychedelic sorceror, Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), but does he manage to cast a strong enough spell? Doctor Strange is currently receiving very positive reviews with...

/ 26th October 2016

How Jessica Jones teaches us about the power of consent

  Since Jessica Jones, Marvel’s 13- episode superhero extravaganza was released on Netflix, it’s all anyone has talked about… and for good reason. Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is a quick witted, often vulgar character who has the power of super...

/ 25th November 2015

The Blurring lines of Video Games and Film

  The Technical’s -With a film, you’re only watching and observing it rather than immersing yourself in an imaginary world like video games. In the early days of motion picture, 18 FPS would be the norm but now, Hollywood films...

/ 15th November 2015

A Streetcar Named Desire

    Nikolai Foster’s revival of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at The Curve in Leicester was always going to be something to look forward to as it’s arguably the most anticipated reiteration of Tennessee Williams’ original play. It took place...

/ 10th November 2015

Will Spectre overtake Skyfall for the highest grossing UK film ever?

    [SPOILERS AHEAD] Spectre is the 24th James Bond film and the successor to the UK’s highest grossing film ever; Skyfall. But did it live up to its predecessor? In my opinion… no it didn’t. Don’t get me wrong, I...

/ 28th October 2015

Is Narcos really the new Breaking Bad?

It would be fawning to talk about Breaking Bad having a legacy only two years after it ended, but it affects what we are watching today. BB’s popularity blew up with a certain pipebomb and after pulling in 10million people...

/ 20th October 2015

Sicario… switching up the game

During a kidnapping raid in Arizona, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) and her team of FBI agents discover corpses hidden in the walls of of a house in Chandler. The team surmise that its at the hands of drug cartel boss...

/ 13th October 2015

Don’t Just Fall into you Autumn Wardrobe

Autumn is right round the corner now so we need to get ourselves wrapped up and ready to face the bitter winds that the UK has in store for us this time. But there is no need to turn out...

/ 17th September 2015

Hypothermia is not a good look

Even before I decided to study at DMU and live in Leicester, I was vaguely aware of the similarities and differences between England and my homeland. Both have a similar, flat landscape, a lot of greenery (although the amount of...

/ 11th March 2015