Last week the world was either in a state of shock or complete happiness, as over 80 million of us tuned in to watch the 2016 U.S. Elections. However, the world is now seeking counsel in the Mannequin Challenge – a new craze that has taken social media by storm. The Mannequin Challenge first began in … More #MannequinChallenge the New Global Phenomenon
Are Social Media Stars becoming more Influential than Mainstream Celebrities? American University Professor Investigates the rise of YouTube Stars. Marketing Professor, Jeentendr Sehdev from the University of Southern California believes young female internet starlets could be the next ‘big thing’ to take over the red carpet. The professor conducted a study in October 2015, where … More #GirlPower and the #Convergence of the Red Carpet: #Celebrities vs #SocialMedia #Stars
Sci Fi has become simultaneous with extravagance and CGI, sprawling SFX departments and money money money. Yet sometimes the most effective and thought provoking dystopias are the simplest. In the near future, coding expert Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) wins a company competition to meet Nathan (Oscar Isaac) the reclusive yet infamous company head at his hideaway, … More EX MACHINA or do you want to build an android?
To celebrate this years Black History Month, Birkbeck Cinema showcased the first ever screening for Ghosts of Amistad, a documentary film by Tony Buba. The film was inspired by Marcus Rediker’s book about the famous slave revolt which took place in 1839. The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey unravels the connections between London, Cuba and … More Black History Month: Ghosts of Amistad
I hate writing rave reviews. It isn’t considered ‘cool’ to admit you consider anything (whether Puccini or Pokemon) to be without fault. When you hate a movie vitriol and condemnation sprays onto the page in torrents – projectile critiquing if you will. When a film is both fantastic and flawed you have two sides of … More Film Review: Gone Girl ★★★★★
An iPhone destroyed my cinematic experience of Alfonso Cuarón’s film, Gravity. My glorious moment of floating in an infinitesimal space with Sandra Bullock was instantly killed by a flashlight from someone who had a co-dependency issue with his mobile phone. Modern technology is a curse, particularly mobile phones. No doubt it has its advantages in … More The Disconnect: Mobile Phone Bans in the Theatre
[****] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has more to offer than talking monkeys in human clothes. Much like the previous film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, it touches on a variety of important topics such as animal rights, politics and warfare. The intrigue from this film however stems from the questions … More Dawn of the Planet of the Apes **** Vs The Guardians of the Galaxy**** : The Philosopher’s Chewing Gum Vs Date Night Cheese