Film

For Sama

I have to admit, I was sceptical when I entered the movie theatre to watch For Sama, Syrian documentary filmmaker Waad al-Kateab’s film about the life in war-torn Aleppo, dedicated to her daughter. But at the end of the movie I walked out seeing...

IT: Chapter Two

Since 2017, horror junkies have been waiting for the sequel to the first part of IT. The reimagining of Stephen King’s classic novel certainly didn’t disappoint viewers with its terrifying villain Pennywise and quirky humour brought to life by...

Missing Link

It’s rare that a studio puts as much love and care into each film they make as Laika. In ten years they’ve released five films, each lovingly crafted and infused with an oddball charm that distinguishes them from other family friendly films. Yet...

The Rift

The Rift (original title Trhlina) is a mystery-thriller that follows a group of strangers visiting the Tribeč mountain range in Slovakia, investigating a series of mysterious disappearances that have occurred there. Directed by Peter Bebjak and...

Cult Column: A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Content warning: sexual assault and rape This month, to mark the twentieth anniversary of the director’s death, Stanley Kubrick’s scintillating, surreal masterpiece A Clockwork Orange is being re-released in cinemas across the UK. Adapted in...

Shazam!

Rarely is a film so aptly and succinctly summed up by a title as brief and simple as Shazam!. It’s a film bursting with camp ridiculousness and childish whimsy, and a heavy heaping of cheese that saves it from sinking below the weight of a genre...

The Student Newspaper 2016