The Watchers – Directorial debut from Ishana Night Shyamalan gets lost in the woods of folklore 

We’ve come to expect intricate, creepy thrillers from M. Night Shyamalan so it’s no surprise that his daughters directorial debut follows in the same footsteps, almost. The Watchers follows Mina, an artist living estranged from her hometown America in Ireland, who gets lost in the woods and finds herself enslaved by the watchers; a swarm… Continue reading The Watchers – Directorial debut from Ishana Night Shyamalan gets lost in the woods of folklore 

The Strangers: Chapter 1 – A genuine horror or a feeble attempt to revamp a cult classic?

Horror fans will know that any slasher film post 1990’s is trying to be Scream or Halloween, and those are tough acts to follow. When The Strangers hit the screen in 2008, it felt like somewhat of a fresh take on the slasher genre, and although it wasn’t universally loved, critics have since gone on to… Continue reading The Strangers: Chapter 1 – A genuine horror or a feeble attempt to revamp a cult classic?

How the glorification of youth in cinema is ruining the teen experience

Coming of age cinema has taken over our screens and brought us laughs, tears, iconic soundtracks and performances. But is it doing more harm than good? What makes a coming-of-age story so brilliant in cinema is the euphoria and joy it brings viewers. Although many of them tackle complex and difficult issues, there is always… Continue reading How the glorification of youth in cinema is ruining the teen experience