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…

Analysing a Scene: The subtle genius of The Social Network

Since its release in 2010, The Social Network has become a modern classic. Directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, the film was destined to be great. However, we all know we love it, but only a few can really understand why. As the true cinephiles that we are, we went on a…

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…

This Must Be The Place Festival Review

The Belgrave Music Hall is one of the best venues in the country and is fast becoming one of Leeds’ most well-known gems. With its cozy snug bar, stunning rooftop garden and endless supplies of fresh pizza and loaded session fries, its the ultimate place to spend an idle weekend. So, its annual bank-holiday weekend…

REELgems: The timelessness of Genesis cinema

For everyone living in East London, Genesis is well-known. It is the perfect hangout place for students, families and basically anyone who loves film. It is so great, we think it is even worth a trip East for the ones that aren’t so lucky to live around the corner of London’s best cinema (yes, we…

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…

Sounds Of The Future – YOWL

Modern life is rubbish, we’ve heard it time and time again from the biggest musical voices in history. Modern love “breaks me” claimed Bloc Party in their highly acclaimed debut. “I guess I just wasn’t made for these times” worried the Beach Boys over fifty years ago on Pet Sounds. Its a message we’ve heard over…

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…