Why Adam West is Secretly Everyone's Favorite Batman

In 1939, the world was forever changed by the creation of the caped crusader. Batman debuted in the 27th issue of the comic book Detective Comics and soon evolved into the vigilante with a stringent moral code as well as a sense of justice. The name Batman truly became a household name in 1966 with the creation of the live-action television series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. This series managed to bridge the gap between teenage and adult fans as the show gave something

Tales From The Occult (2022) Review

Written and directed by , and , Tales From The Occult is a piece consisting of three short films about the hidden horrors in Hong Kong. This film is premiering in the UK at the Focus Hong Kong Making Waves Festival on Saturday 9 July... As previously mentioned, this film contains three different stories and starts with Wesley Hoi’s The Chink. In this segment, the film follows a pop singer named Yoyi Koo (played by ) who experiences frightful events in her newly renovated apartment. She has freq

Hand Rolled Cigarette (2020) Review

Chan Kin-long makes his directing debut with Hand Rolled Cigarette, which follows an ex-soldier turned triad wannabe who reluctantly protects a South Asian immigrant. revolves around Kwan Chiu (played by ) who leads a gritty noir film about an ex-soldier who gets caught up with gangsters. However, his real trouble arrives when he agrees to shelter a young South Asian thief called Mani (played by ) who steals cocaine from the same set of gangsters that Chiu also works with. Despite starting off

The First Girl I Loved (2021) Review

The First Girl I Loved follows two teenage best friends recalling their time together and their eventual romantic relationship, diving into the challenges and stigmas attached to queer relationships... Directed by and , The First Girl I Loved follows Lee Wing Nam (played by ) and Silvia Lee Sum Yuet (played by ) who both reminisce about their childhood and how a romance blossoms between them in an all-girls school in Hong Kong. Not long into the film, the challenges of a queer relationship are

Anita (2021) Review

Showing at Focus Hong Kong’s Making Waves film festival, Anita is a biography film depicting the life of the iconic Anita Mui from childhood until her untimely death at the age of 40. is a household name in Hong Kong and a true icon of the screen. Throughout her career, she was known as the ‘Madonna of the East’ and was a Hong Kong singer and actress remaining in the spotlight for 21 years. Co-writer and director decided it was time to pay homage to the legendary star with the biography film (2

How the Twilight films changed the world

Throughout history, there have been many successful book franchises that have turned into huge blockbuster films – but none quite as big as the Twilight film series. In 2008, the first film in the series, Twilight, was released after three years of development. This led to a huge film series with films such as New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn Part I and Breaking Dawn Part II. Each film just increased the fan base rapidly and soon became bigger than the previous film. Whilst the film series was

Breakout Brothers (2020) Review

Directed by , Breakout Brothers follows three men as they try to escape from prison in a wild and wacky comedy. Not only was Breakout Brothers a box office success, but the film also spawned two sequels - Breakout Brothers 2 and Breakout Brothers 3... As opens up, there is a cool escape montage animation which really sets the tone for the film with its funky music and eye-catching visuals. Minute one brings a prison riot that is just pure chaos, with three men - Chang Ho Ching (played by ), Mak

Sheffield DocFest 2022: The Best Films To Watch

Once a year, documentary junkies gather together for the illustrious . Not only is this the UK’s leading documentary festival, but it also one of the world’s most influential markets for new and classic projects. Each year, DocFest champions the best in documentaries across film, television and art with exhibitions, film screenings, interviews and its own awards show. From the Thursday 23 June to the Tuesday 28 June 2022, documentary lovers will be given the chance to connect with the medium a

And I Miss You Like A Little Kid (2022) Review

Written and directed by Benjamin Hosking, And I Miss You Like A Kid is a psychological drama showcasing the spiralling relationship of two people in Covid-era Los Angeles. It’s safe to say that everyone struggled throughout the pandemic and in lockdowns, but none quite as much as Jason (played by ) in And I Miss You Like A Little Kid . At the start of the pandemic, he begins dating an enigmatic and beautiful woman named Clarissa (played by ), but the relationship soon begins to fall out of the

The Razing (2022) Review

A planned gathering between a group of estranged friends turns deadly after secrets are revealed and old wounds are reopened in The Razing. As the third film by directing duo and (Arcane & Erskine), follows a group of estranged friends who gather for a night of tradition. Yet when they reunite, it’s very apparent that these are not people who want to be together - and should definitely stay away from each other. Every single character in the friend group is, to put it lightly, weighed down by

Blink (2022) Review

Mary wakes up after being violently pushed from a window, only to find out that she is almost completely paralysed - only able to blink to communicate. Everyone’s worst nightmare is finally realised in film. As one of the first short films to come out of Screen Gems (Sony Pictures’ genre label) and Ground Control’s horror film lab Scream Gems, is a horror film that dives into one woman’s nightmare as she realises that she is paralysed - aside from being able to blink. The latest from , this is

Anastasia (1997) Review

Have you heard? There's a rumour that Anastasia is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year - so what better reason to dive into the animated classic? Once upon a time, was one of the chief animators at Disney known for working on beloved projects such as , and . He ended up resigning from the company and working with and at Fox Animation Studios later throughout his career. Bluth is an icon within the animation world and made some of the genre's most memorable films of all time. One of Blut

Wanted Dead or a Wild: What makes it such a popular slot?

Within the past few months, there has been an online slot that has gripped everyone in the iGaming community. Hacksaw Gaming’s Wanted Dead or a Wild was released in September 2021 and became a blockbuster slot. Despite having strong competition at release with branded slots such as WWE Legends: Link & Win, The Goonies Return and Jurassic World: Raptor Riches, Wanted Dead or a Wild managed to come out on top and remain there. It’s common to find the slot at the forefront of reputable casino lob

Are People Getting Bored Of Ancient Greece?

When people think of Ancient Greece, they think of the grandiose gods, the sophisticated sculptures, the amazing architecture and the important contributions they made to society. It’s no wonder that people throughout history have been fascinated with Ancient Greece. During the Renaissance, there was a cultural shift and a rebirth of ideas from Ancient Greece which led to a newfound love for the time period. Many artists paid homage to Ancient Greece with paintings and sculptures with masterpie

Are People Getting Bored Of Ancient Greece?

When people think of Ancient Greece, they think of the grandiose gods, the sophisticated sculptures, the amazing architecture and the important contributions they made to society. It’s no wonder that people throughout history have been fascinated with Ancient Greece. During the Renaissance, there was a cultural shift and a rebirth of ideas from Ancient Greece which led to a newfound love for the time period. Many artists paid homage to Ancient Greece with paintings and sculptures with masterpie

Old movies that have left a lasting impression on modern culture

Once upon a time, you could only watch movies at the cinema and it was a magical experience. In 1906, the first-ever feature-length film entitled The Story of the Kelly Gang was released under the direction of Charles Tait. Compared to modern standards, the film most likely wouldn’t be as successful today, but it left a lasting impression on modern culture and the film industry itself. Throughout history, there have been many films that have just captivated audiences and completely transcended

Ancient Egypt in popular culture

No ancient culture draws more people in than ancient Egypt – clearly, other mediums agree! Almost everyone on the planet has heard of the ancient Egyptian civilisation and all the glory surrounding it. Ancient Egypt was the most prolific civilization in the Mediterranean world for almost 30 decades. During this fascinating period, a grand civilization just continued to expand. Of course, only the pharaohs and the wealthy side of ancient Egypt got to experience the truly spectacular and fantast
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