V For Vendetta at 15: An Underappreciated Cultural Phenomenon

Posted by - March 17, 2021
When it comes to Western holidays, Hollywood pretty much has you covered for films to watch. There are countless Christmas films, so much so that maybe one could argue there are too many. There are hundreds of Valentine's Day films and even more if you consider any romance film to be a suitable celebration. The

Grief, Trauma and Memory in Memento

Posted by - March 16, 2021
A bloody polaroid dominates the screen, and begins to fade slowly, developing in reserve. Blood climbs back up the walls, and you are forced to watch the scene subvert itself, the violence and gore dissipating before your very eyes. The imagery is gone, but the sense that what is done cannot be undone remains. Christopher

Trainspotting At 25: Choose Life

Posted by - February 25, 2021
It’s a push to think of any British film with the seismic impact and cultural legacy as Trainspotting. The electric adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel, even 25 years later, retains a startling immediacy and shock value that has ensured its place in cinema history. It blends the violent spiralling of Goodfellas with the pop culture,

“You think I’m funny?” – GoodFellas at 30

Posted by - October 27, 2020
Every director should have at least one film that can be called a classic. An indisputable masterpiece that stands out as a pinnacle of cinema. For some, though, one isn’t enough. They are the filmmakers whose every film is greeted with anticipation and whose work is judged by what they’ve done in the past. Names