Autumn 2018 Preview

Halloween October 19th Crazed serial killer Michael Myers is back. Just in time for Halloween. Get ready for chills and gore galore. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of...

Tom Cruise: The man who needs no stunt double?

Mission Impossible: Fallout was released back at the end of July and instantly became one of the surprise hits of the summer. The sixth...

Can a film be more than just a film?

For a few years now, I’ve been dabbling in film journalism on and off again on my personal blog and I’ve got a bit...

Is the ‘popular film’ Oscar category patronising?

On the 8th August this year, The Academy, home of the Oscars, announced the addition of a new category to the world’s most well-known...

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

As the summer term gets under way, it is likely that most of us will be busy with revision, deadlines and exams; with little...

Why you should give the DC extended universe another chance

Aside from Wonder Woman, critics and audiences have not been kind to the DCEU, and this I believe is a misunderstanding of their content....

Is the horror genre still ‘good?’

The horror genre, like many others, is ever-evolving to meet the criteria of its audiences across the world of cinema. As we evolve as...

Titanic: The Last Great Hollywood Epic

I doubt that there are very many of you who have yet to see the cultural phenomenon that is James Cameron’s Titanic. Recently celebrating...

REVIEW: Man in an Orange Shirt

By: Emily Maybanks Man in an Orange Shirt was first shown on BBC Two last summer. A two part series, it was at the heart...

Moonstruck

by Carlos Tseng It’s hard to believe that Norman Jewison’s Moonstruck is now 30 years old. In 2018, the film is still a delight to...

Netflix Binge: Black Mirror

by Alex Udraufski-Osborne The Students' Union elections signal the end of the academic year. That means deadlines, exams, and, ultimately, stress—which all sounds daunting and,...

The Greatest Showman – why is it doing so well?

By: Emily Maybanks With the recent news that the soundtrack to the film (released in UK cinemas on Boxing Day 2017) The Greatest Showman has...

REVIEW: Call the Midwife, Series 7

By: Emily Maybanks *WARNING: contains spoilers!* “Why did I ever start this? I must have been mad!” These are the opening words of Jennifer Worth’s memoir...

NETFLIX BINGE – Restrepo

by Alexander Udraufski-Osborne March. Here in the Northern hemisphere, it marks the beginning of Spring. The plants begin to make a return, and so do...

Under Milk Wood

As March is the month of St. David's day, the patron Saint of Wales, it would be apt to acknowledge that Wales is a...

WALES AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS: How Green Was My Valley

by Carlos Tseng Critics continue to be outraged at John Ford’s 1941 film about the Welsh valleys beating Orson Welles’ noir classic, Citizen Kane, for...

Netflix Binge: 6 Years

by Alexander Udraufski-Osborne With February being the month of Valentines day, I got to thinking about relationships, and all the idealised notions, especially for young...

A Classic Romance: Casablanca 75 Years On

by Carlos Tseng Most people will probably already be familiar with Michael Curtiz’s wartime classic, or at least heard of it. But, what is it...

The Greatest Showman

by Emily Maybanks Released on Boxing Day 2017, The Greatest Showman was a feel-good film to end the year with. Directed by Michael Gracey, it is...

Top 5 Shows to Relax to

By William Kriesher For us students, Christmas ushers no break, but merely signals the dreaded January exam period, a time when every student prepares themselves...

The Naked Gun

by Finn Basketfield Exam season can always be a tense, stressful time for everyone, no matter the subject or number of exams. That’s why when...

Call Me by Your Name – Review

By Carlos Tseng A triumph at Sundance Film Festival and an even bigger success at Toronto and London, Call Me Your Name offers a nuanced...

Netflix Binge – Atypical

by Alexander Udraufski-Osborne I can’t believe it’s exam season already. It’s like I blinked and suddenly my housemates and I are up to our nostrils...

Interview: Michael Malarkey

by Sarah Harris To millions of vampire fanatics around the globe Michael Malarkey is first and foremost Enzo, the uber-charming bloodsucker and fan-favourite on hit...

The Room: So bad, it’s good

by Josh Price There are some films that are made for you and a group of friends to stay in and ridicule together. Perfect for...

Blade Runner 2049

by W. B. Kriescher Blade Runner (originally modelled on Port-Talbot’s steel works at night) is a classic! The original film is not only action-packed but...

Krampus: The Christmas Devil

by Finn Basketfield With Christmas just around the corner, we all begin to indulge in those same holiday traditions: hanging up the tree, Christmas songs...

Review: American Made

by W. B. Kriescher “What a film!” The most recent masterpiece in Tom Cruise’s arsenal of outstanding films, American Made, is about the struggle between...

Netflix Binge: Bates Motel

by Guto Griffiths To keep in line with this frightful time of year, why not watch a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s thrilling, Psycho? Psycho is still...

Review: It

by Lauren Lewis Thirty-one years have passed since the first publication of Stephen King’s bestseller IT and finally, the newest adaption of the book has...

The Horror of a Blockbuster

by Josh Price With Hollywood churning out blockbuster after blockbuster, it is no surprise that the hunt for new directors is in full swing. However,...

Twin Town comes home to Singleton Park

By Alex Evans After 20 years, the cast and director of cult Swansea film Twin Town reunited in Singleton Park to celebrate its anniversary. The event...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Netflix Binge

By Becky Elms It’s that time of year again; the sun is shining and we poor students are forced to sit inside cramming a whole...

Mindhorn: review

By Rachel Sanders Paying obvious homage to films such as Anchor Man, Mindhorn is a quirky black comedy with enough laughs to make you forget...

A Tale as Old as Time: Beauty & the Beast Review

by William Kriescher Who isn’t a fan of Disney? We all love them. However, when I heard they were making a live action movie of...

The Raid 1&2

By Joshua Price Given that March 1st is St. David’s Day, it seemed fitting to have some kind of Welsh theme running through this month’s...

Wonderfully Welsh & Weird: Submarine

By Hilary Webb About as weird and Welsh as it gets, Submarine (2010) is based on a book by the same name written by Swansea...

Netflix binge: ‘Y Gwyll’

By Becky Elms Celebrate Wales this March by watching an original Welsh production. Y Gwyll, or Hinterland as it is known on Netflix, is a...

Twin Town

There are many options available to me to introduce you to a true part of Welsh heritage, some you will know (you can’t avoid...

Valentine’s day binge watch: House of Cards

by Becky Elms Now, I am aware this isn’t the most romantic choice but it is a convincing argument that the House of Cards release...

Are remakes going backwards?

By Joshua Price Hollywood’s recent trend of churning out one remake after another is a big discussion within the industry right now. What does it...

Alternative film picks for Valentine’s day

Make love weird with ‘Amelie’ By Rachel Sanders ‘On September 3rd 1973, at 6:28pm and 32 seconds, a bluebottle fly capable of 14,670 wing beats a...

cult classic: space jam

By Joshua Price The world was a very different place in 1996. It was a time when Nicolas Cage was able to win an Oscar,...

binge watch: gilmore girls

November 25th, the day every Gilmore fan has been waiting for, Netflix has released a four-part event ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’....

the art and the artist

By Joshua Price Given that awards season is now well underway many film fans will already be placing bets on or speculating who will take...

i,daniel blake

“I am a citizen, nothing more, nothing less”. Where to start? You’ve all heard the news surrounding this film. ‘That’s the one about benefits, yeah?’,...

Taliesin Arts Centre

Taliesin Arts Centre is your on campus arts hub, providing a range of films, live performances and live stream broadcasts to suit everyone. Live music...

Why I won’t be watching Doctor Strange

By Michael Fraser The Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown from the humble beginnings of the first Iron Man film into one of the most famous,...

Cult classic: House Of Flying Daggers

A 2004 martial arts masterpiece, this is one of my favourite films of all time. Fresh off the back of ‘Hero’ (another masterpiece), director...

Scary stories: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

By Hazel Stabler Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a film centred around Jake, a young man who, after a tragic family incident, follows...