Classics Review, Halloween Special: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

By Nicholas Barham To a new world of gods and monsters! Doctor Pretorius, The Bride of Frakenstein (1935) Hi, Nick here. Today is Halloween, the time of ghouls, ghosts, vampires, and other nightmarish creatures. The perfect time to revive a classic of gothic horror, and so I will be reviewing Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus,Continue reading “Classics Review, Halloween Special: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley”

Film Review: The Fly (1958)

By Nicholas Barham Once it was human… even as you and I! The Fly (1958), tagline The Fly (1958) blends classic science-fiction and monster horror to create a truly timeless masterpiece. Directed by Kurt Neumann and screenplay by James Clavell, The Fly tells the terrifying tale of science gone wrong. Dr André Delambre (played byContinue reading “Film Review: The Fly (1958)”

Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta Impressions

By Nicholas Barham Platform played on: PS4 Pro Boots on the ground Anyone reading this is no doubt familiar with Call of Duty, but in case you’ve been living under a rock for eons, Call of Duty is a first-person shooter series that releases a new game every year. The gameplay is well-established by now,Continue reading “Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta Impressions”

Making Friends with Art Block

Written by Jasmine Maddren I get into an art slump every few months. It’s a frustrating trend which I know doesn’t just happen to me, but it still feels very isolating, especially when I see the amazing art being posted daily by all of my favourite artists. I love their work because they just breatheContinue reading “Making Friends with Art Block”

Spider-Man: No Way Home, Trailer Rundown

By Nicholas Barham The first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home has just dropped, and it’s fair to say that fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are excited. If you recall the end credit scene of Spider-Man: Far from Home, then you will know that Peter Parker has not only been exposed as Spider-Man toContinue reading “Spider-Man: No Way Home, Trailer Rundown”

Movie Review: Hatchet

By Nicholas Barham If you’re looking for thrills, chills, and lots of bloody kills, then you have come to the right place! Hatchet is a movie that harkens back to the glory days of the slasher genre. Written and directed by Adam Green, Hatchet follows a supernatural killer, known as Victor Crowley, as he stalksContinue reading “Movie Review: Hatchet”

Film review: Let the Bullets Fly

By Nicholas Barham If you are looking for a movie that perfectly blends action, intrigue and drama then let me introduce you to Let the Bullets Fly, original title: 让子弹飞 (or Ràng Zǐ Dàn Fēi in pinyin), a blockbuster action comedy written and directed by Jiang Wen.

Slasher Films: The History of a Genre

By Nicholas Barham Spoiler alert: I discuss the plots of some old films I have a confession to make, in my teens I developed a fixation with slasher films. Slasher films were my introduction to the horror genre, an edge-of-your-seat thrill-ride experience as you watch the killer stalking the hapless victims who inevitably die inContinue reading “Slasher Films: The History of a Genre”

5 Tips to Find Your Colour Style

By Jasmine Maddren I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for. Georgia O’Keeffe Colour style, what’s that? Colour style is a necessary component of art which helps to identify you as an artist in a world filled with individuality.Continue reading “5 Tips to Find Your Colour Style”

Four Common Villain Types

By Nicholas Barham Thus I clothe my naked villainy with old odd ends, stolen forth of holy writ, and seem a saint when most I play the devil. William Shakespeare, Richard III Everyone loves a good villain, without them most stories would not work. There needs to be someone or something for the hero toContinue reading “Four Common Villain Types”