Staff Picks

  • Indie Films Dee
    Published a day ago
    How to support independent cinema during the COVID-19 pandemic

    How to support independent cinema during the COVID-19 pandemic

    1. Buy or rent indie films across streaming platforms
  • Daniel Tessier
    Published 7 days ago
    7 LGBT Superheroes for the MCU

    7 LGBT Superheroes for the MCU

    While DC/Warner Bros. have made strides including LGBT superheroes into their TV properties (albeit not such a great record on the movie front), Marvel/Disney is lagging behind. Things have been a little better at Fox, who've given us hints at Deadpool's bisexuality and paired him with the lesbian Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and made a series for the LGBT-friendly Runaways. Now that Disney has the rights to the Fox/X-Men characters, it's time they moved forward and gave us some serious LGBT representation on the big and small screens.
  • Tammy Reese
    Published 10 days ago
    Elliot Grove

    Elliot Grove

    Elliot Grove - Film Producer, Screenwriter , Founder of the Raindance Film Festival and The British Independent Film Awards. Elliot was born in Canada, he moved to London in the late 1980s and in 1993 he launched the Raindance Film Festival, a festival dedicated to independent filmmaking and its emerging talent. In 2009 he was awarded a Doctorate from the Open University at Plymouth College of Art.
  • Em E. Lee
    Published 12 days ago
    How Pokémon Journeys Reflects the Franchise's Fandoms

    How Pokémon Journeys Reflects the Franchise's Fandoms

    This mirrors how GO the game only ever lets the player throw Pokéballs at the wild ones, without ever needing to weaken them first;I adored the Sun & Moon seasons of the Pokémon anime; dare I say it, it's my favorite arc of its whole 1,000+ episode run. Considering what I had already experienced with the series before Sun & Moon, it's not hard to see why. I first became a Pokémon fan around 2009, starting my lifelong obsession by playing hours of Platinum version and watching the second half of the Diamond & Pearl anime. The show captured that younger me with how much resemblance the stories bore to the games; it was something I'd never felt before, feeling like I could relate to the characters' struggles that I knew not from my personal life but from a simulated world I'd become fixated on.
  • What If
    Published 18 days ago
    15 Most Ridiculous What If Questions Asked on the Internet

    15 Most Ridiculous What If Questions Asked on the Internet

    Followers of the What If show suggest hundreds of what if? questions every day. We've collected the most memorable ones and are pleased to present this non-exhaustive list peppered with the wildest form of imagination social media has to offer.
  • malin evita
    Published 24 days ago
    Escaping Through Filmmaking - Making It: Women in Film

    Escaping Through Filmmaking - Making It: Women in Film

    This is the transcript of the first episode of Making It: Women in Film - “Escaping Through Filmmaking”. Hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita.
  • Arvind Pennathur
    Published about a month ago
    Palm Springs: The Best of Both Worlds (Movie Review)

    Palm Springs: The Best of Both Worlds (Movie Review)

    Ever since I started watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, I’ve been a massive fan of Andy Samberg. Of course, I had heard of his exploits on Saturday Night Live and as one of the members of The Lonely Island before, but it was after I saw him as Jake Peralta that I began to take notice of his incredible charm and talent for comedy. It was only natural, therefore, that I immediately plop myself down first thing in the morning when I heard that a new movie starring him titled Palm Springs, had been released on Hulu. I went into the movie completely blind and not knowing what to expect, and what I found was pleasantly surprising. Palm Springs is a light-hearted romantic comedy that can get surprisingly poignant at times, yet never loses itself in its more serious moments.
  • Matthew Buck
    Published about a month ago
    Review - Hamilton on Disney +

    Review - Hamilton on Disney +

    Oh my word! This is the most excited I've been for a film release since the midnight showing of "Avengers: Endgame" last year in my local IMAX. I'm a massive fan of the stage musical, to the point where I've seen it twice in London's West End and once on Broadway - after waiting over 8 hours outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre in the cancellation queue. The favourite cast I've seen to date is the first run from London, but I've always wished I could have seen the original from Broadway with writer and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda starring as the lead; and now I can.
  • Kristi Jacobsen
    Published about a month ago
    How Joining a Book Club During Quarantine Helped Me Become a Better Person

    How Joining a Book Club During Quarantine Helped Me Become a Better Person

    I've always been an avid reader. In fact, with the books currently in my parents' storage and my bookshelves, we could probably create a small library.