Amber Hogan discusses Johnny Depp’s departure from the Fantastic Beasts franchise and its impacts on the film industry.
J.K. Rowling confirms two Exeter hotspots did not inspire two locations in Harry Potter
Author JK Rowling has dispelled claims that Gandy Street and The Old Firehouse influenced the creation of two Harry Potter locations.
The Best Films of the 2010s: #25-11
An ensemble of Screen writers continue to list their favourite films of the past decade.
Dancing with the Devil: Villains and Anti-Heroes
Tom Bosher takes us through a selection of iconic screen villains to understand their enduring importance in stories.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Review
Dumbledore. Grindelwald. Lestrange. Flamel. Nagini. The above is a disparate series of Wizarding World names and references. When you look at these names like this, you acknowledge that they are relevant to the Harry Potter franchise. You acknowledge they are important parts of its history. Do you care that I’ve written this random list of […]
The Hate U Give – Review
Amandla Stenberg is stunning. As the film’s locus, she moves between two worlds – that of her friends, where her identity seems grounded – quite literally – by her obsession with the latest kicks, music, her friends – and Williamson Prep, where she is forced into a performative ‘whiteness.’ My only critique of the film […]
What’s the hype? – Harry Potter
Let’s get this cleared up right off the bat: I do not hate fun. I’m not one of those people who hates on popular things to try and increase their edginess. You won’t find me writing a think-piece about why Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again signals the downfall of culture (if anything, it heightens […]
Why all the book adaptations? It’s not needed
Harry Potter, Twilight, The Princess Bride. Arguably, all successful books and series in their own right, went on to become incredibly famous franchises and cult classic films. I know many people reading this article will undoubtably strike up Twilight as the unsavoury outlier in the list, however it raises an interesting question: Should successful books […]
Album Review: The National – Sleep Well Beast
‘America’s Radiohead’ The National have brought forth their latest album Sleep Well Beast, meaning like many other delightful things such as Wonders of the World and the Harry Potter novels, their album discography now totals a glorious collection of seven. Frontman Matt Berninger, whose deep, baritone vocals at times parallel Ian Curtis and Ricky Wilson, […]
Magic comes to Gandy Street
Friday 25th August will witness the opening of a Harry Potter themed bar, The Cauldron Inn, on none other than Exeter’s Gandy Street, rumoured to be the inspiration for Diagon Alley. The bar, opened by the Exeter based Novelty Bar Company Ltd, will take over four floors and include themed rooms and an app which guests […]