Pollyanna Roberts discusses the dual-pronged danger of nostalgia and subversion of gender tropes in Edgar Wright’s latest film.
Online Screen editor, Jim Norman, discusses the fascination with playing video games over and over again
Audio V Print: The Consumption of Literature
George Clark, Print Comment Editor, discusses the debate of audiobooks versus physical books and how they are different rather than a copy of the other.
Mid90s is a nostalgic slice of time from debut director and writer Jonah Hill (yes, that Jonah Hill). Following Stevie, played by Sunny Suljic of Killing of a Sacred Dear, a thirteen-year-old in 1990s Los Angeles. The film’s lack of narrative navigates the lives of skating teenagers wasting time in their long summers, negotiating with […]
I wish I could hold this moment forever in my mind. You, in tiny sleeves and trousers with your stuffed bear sat at your side. We’re by the docks at the lakehouse where it smells of pine and stagnant pond. There is rotten wood and earthy moistened soil and there is no sound but the […]
First Time: Lord of the Rings
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t obsessed with fiction. A significantly large portion of my childhood was spent being introduced by my parents to stories they’d loved at my age. My mum and I shared a shelf full of Disney films that both us and my little brother would watch, again, and again. As […]
Retro Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – PS2
“If Harry Potter goes back to Hogwarts, he will be in mortal danger.” When these words echoed around the living room, the whole family knew we were in for a long night. Especially if Dad hadn’t Googled how to get past the Avifors Challenge at work today… (this was pre-WiFi era in the Butler household, […]
Live Review: S Club Party @ the Lemmy
“What time are they on?!” Some glitter-faced student dangled over the barrier and yelled at the security guy. He’d already answered this about seven times… but if we asked enough, maybe Brad and Jo would appear earlier. “Half 12,” walkie-talkie man shouted back. Nope: still another hour and a half. A long time to stand […]
An ode to Labyrinth
When you ask many of our peers what their favourite childhood film is, you would expect to hear films like; James and the Giant Peach, The Page Master, The Lion King and so on. However, my clear favourite was the film Labyrinth. For anyone that has seen the 1986 David Bowie classic, you might see […]
Are HD remakes ruining gaming?
Remakes, remixes and remasters. I’m sure that everyone has a game with one of those words in the name. Those games from our childhoods that we nostalgically cling to like a gaming security blanket as well as those great titles that we never got around to playing are now available to play in HD […]