REVIEW: The dull and disappointing Mary Queen of Scots

The story of Mary Queen of Scots initially sounds riveting: Mary, smuggled from France, arrives back home, ready to claim the throne of both Scotland and England. Hereby, she threatens the Queen of England Elizabeth’s position of power. Both are strong women, with tumultuous relationships with men, trying to fight for respect. On paper, you…

REVIEW: The cheesy rom-com delight of Crazy Rich Asians

The premise of Crazy Rich Asians is that of anyone’s wildest dreams: the incredible guy that you are dating turns out to be part of one of the wealthiest families on earth and he also happens to be Asia’s most eligible bachelor. The film follows Rachel Chu (played by Constance Wu), a young economics professor…

REVIEW: Spike Lee’s powerful BlacKKKlansman

Spike Lee’s long-awaited new film, finally hit cinemas this past Friday and it has already stirred up many a conversation about racism and the current political situation in the United States. Because, even though BlacKKKlansman is set in the 1970s, based on the memoir Black Klansman by black police officer Ron Stallworth, the film feels…

Whats On Our Speakers? – AUGUST

The days are long and the weather is sunny (at least some of the time) so you need some good tunes this August. Why not check out this mix of the newest sounds and classic tracks dominating our speakers this month to help soundtrack your summer.   Nica Libres at Dusk – Ben Howard Opening…

All the reasons to go to the BFI this August

Living in London can be challenging as a student. It seems as if your money disappears to nothing in particular (probably the tube) and at the end of the month, all you can do is live on ramen noodles and pasta pesto for a week. Thankfully, the city is big, and there are enough options…

NEW TRAILER: Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk”

After presenting everyone with the work of art that is ‘Moonlight’, Barry Jenkins is back with his newest feature. Based on the novel by James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk follows the story of a young couple Tish – played by newcomer Kiki Layne – and Fonny – portrayed by Stephen James – in…

NEW TRAILER: “Bohemian Rhapsody full first trailer”

When the first teaser trailer was released two months ago, excitement for the Freddie Mercury- biopic had officially begun. Today the full official trailer has been released, and we finally get a good look of the film. The trailer promises an extensive look into the band’s early days and later success, while also focussing on…