There has always been an enormous pressure on teenage girls to mature beyond their years, much more so than their male counterparts. This is usually pinned down to either biology or the existence of archaic gender roles but nevertheless, it results in girls spending more time picking up on the caregiving and domestic responsibilities often […]

Hallyu, also known as the Korean Wave, has become a socio-cultural phenomenon associated with the growing popularity of South Korean culture. From K-pop music to films and TV dramas, all of these industries swiftly took over the foreign market. Although Korean films and dramas are successful, it’s K-pop that spreads the most among Western audiences, […]

Prior to becoming a solo artist, Jvde Milez, a South Korean singer-songwriter, was a part of a boy group called Big Star. Upon halting his career as a K-pop idol, he dived into R&B and Hip-hop and began working on his own music as well as collaborating with singers such as Zelo (former B.A.P member), […]

On the 19th of August 1978, terrorists set alight to the Cinema Rex in Abadan, Iran; killing over 420 people inside. While setting cinemas on fire was not unheard of before and during the Iranian Revolution of the late 70s – what happened at Cinema Rex remained one of the deadliest terrorist attacks for over […]

In response to the global pandemic, the 28th Raindance Film Festival will this year safely proceed as a hybrid of remote engagement and live activity, running 28 October – 7 November online and live in London. Raindance recognises the need to radically adapt the usual festival format. Raindance also acknowledges the vital role that film […]

“You can’t choose your family”, or so the saying goes. But for many LGBTQ+ youth this simply isn’t the case, as Elegance Bratton’s hard-hitting and poignant documentary about homeless queer kids of colour shows.

How many black lives must be lost for the world to listen? How long do they have to fight for the world to understand that black lives matter? The USA has been affected by the unlawful killing of people of colour by the police for many decades, with the last 10 years being the worst. […]

Accounting for 10% of global carbon dioxide emissions each year, the fashion industry has come under increasing scrutiny for it’s historically unethical and unsustainable practices. Concerns over chemical waste, plastic pollution and the high water consumption of the industry has continued to grow, while the unforeseen events of this year have catalysed a sense of […]

Zombie movies are one of the most exploited genres in the history of cinema. In today’s pop culture, the undead are a decaying corpse whose delicacy is a human’s body. The genre not only appears in films but also in literature, computer games, and TV series. However, the concept of zombies wasn’t invented by the […]

When you think of Jim Sharman’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the first scenes that probably come to mind are that of the iconic time warp sequence, Tim Curry crooning ‘A Sweet Transvestite’ at the Annual Transylvania Convention, Rocky himself being unveiled in all his glory in Frank-N-Furter’s laboratory, or even a loved-up Brad pleading […]