Black Is King | Why we failed Beyoncé

By Isabella Wimmer In a world where social inequalities and asymmetrical power structures come to the forefront of our awareness as a society, Beyoncé chooses the right moment for the release of her new album Black Is King. The visual album, a concept pioneered by Beyoncé in her 2013 self-titled surprise album, was released on…

The Ammonite backlash: Queer narratives in film finally given centre stage

A trailer was recently released for the film Ammonite, a biopic of famed palaeontologist Mary Anning, starring Kate Winslet as the lead role. Written and directed by Francis Lee, who previously penned the 2016 queer drama God’s Own Country, it is both a critical and financial hit that is very worth seeing.  The trailer for…

Tenet review: Can Nolan save cinema?

The weight of the film industry sits heavy on Christopher Nolan’s shoulders. Tenet, originally scheduled for a lucratively-timed July release, was delayed, indefinitely postponed and eventually opened on Wednesday 26th August. In the whirlwind of corona, the film has been dealt with the task of filling socially distanced seats in cinemas across the globe. If…

Reality under construction | Homemade review

By Suzie Beckley ‘Homemade’ is a volume of 17 short films made in quarantine by known and lesser-known directors, writers, actors and people. Curated for Netflix by Chilean director Pablo Larrain and produced by Lorenzo Mieli, this short film anthology portrays the theme of “lockdown.” Amongst a great number of new talent, Kristen Stewart even makes…