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”

Classics Review: The Island of Doctor Moreau, by H. G. Wells

Written by Nicholas Barham Hi, Nick here. I thought it’d be a cool idea to have a special limited-feature blog where I review a classic fiction novel. There is a vast ocean of classic literature out there that is not only entertaining, but can also teach us something about the early days of particular genresContinue reading “Classics Review: The Island of Doctor Moreau, by H. G. Wells”