Category - Film & TV

Film & TV

The Problem with Love Island

“I sold my soul to reality TV’ is the chilling line left in the Twitter biography of the late Sophie Gradon, one of the stars of the second series of Love...

Film & TV

Review: The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman follows the crazy imagination of American businessman, politician and importantly, a showman. The box office success celebrates PT Barnum...

Film & TV

Review: Black Panther

Black Panther has set world records, smashed the box office and started a cultural phenomenon. We asked Quench contributors to tell us their thoughts...

Film & TV LGBT+

BFI Flare 2018: Love, Simon

A light-hearted romantic comedy is as essential to adolescent life as heartbreak and rebellion. Yet, for years, the only romcoms found in the mainstream were...

Film & TV

NIFF 2018: Pop Aye

A story as foreign in location as it is in concept, Pop Aye relates the journey of a disillusioned Thai architect who one day while strolling the streets of...

Film & TV LGBT+

What is BFI Flare 2018?

BFI Flare is an event that celebrates and showcases the best of LGBTQ+ cinema every year without fail and is one which has grown exponentially in recent...

Film & TV

Review: Downsizing

Alexander Payne embarks on his latest cinematic journey in a transformative tackling of ever-present social, moral and political issues through an accessible...

Film & TV

Review: God’s Own Country

God’s Own Country is the film Hollywood forgot about.
Move over Jon Snow, there’s a new brooding protagonist in town.
Meet Johnny, (Josh O’Connor)...

Film & TV

Review: The Shape of Water

Guillermo Del Toro’s latest escapist fantasy tells a familiar fairytale of freak love between human and creature.
However the director’s fastidious eye...

Film & TV

Review: I, Tonya

Everyone thinks they know what happened when figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked and injured right before the 1994 Olympics.
Turns out, not even the...

Film & TV

Review: Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread is a portrait of the dissatisfied artist whose work can never be done; an exploration of desire and a boy’s enduring love for his mother (but...

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