Category - Film & TV

Film & TV

Spotlight: Sophia Coppola

So far this year our director spotlight has been, for lack of a better term, a bit of a sausage fest. This wasn’t an intentional decision, but more to do...

Film & TV

Cartoons for Adults

As a kid my life centred around cartoons; every day before taking the harrowing steps to school, watching Cartoon Network’s fantastic line of programming...

Film & TV

BFI Future Film Festival

Between 17-21 February, Quench editors Beau Beakhouse and Sadia Pineda Hameed went along to the 6th BFI Future Film Festival. It was five amazing days packed...

Film & TV

Review: The Smuggler

It remains a sad fact of life in the UK that the only cultures most of us have any notion of are our own and that of the United States, the dominant...

Film & TV

Review: Rams

Grímur Hákonarson’s Icelandic film Rams is a darkly comic and at times heartbreaking tale about sheep. The film tells of two feuding brothers, Gummi...

Film & TV

Review: The Revenant

Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu directs Leonardo Dicaprio in what will come to be seen as one of the greatest films of this era, The Revenant. It will stand...

Film & TV

The Future of Franchise Films

Is bringing classic film franchises back from the vaults of our fond memories a good thing, or a simple cash-grab that plays on our nostalgia? Quench Film and...

Film & TV

Power Hour: Super Hero TV

With nine superhero shows set to air next year, Scott Place discusses the rise of superhero TV and if it’s really as super as it sounds.

Superhero...

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What is Experimental Cinema?

Most people have preconceived ideas about what experimental cinema is. That avant-garde films are unwatchable, self-indulgent, incomprehensible, a waste of...

Film & TV

Review: Spotlight

Spotlight is the true story of how the Boston Globe newspaper uncovered the worldwide cases of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. In 2001 the new editor...

Film & TV

Spotlight: Christopher Nolan

Each month, Quench looks at different directors’ selected filmography. We take a look at Christopher Nolan for December’s online...

Film & TV

Review: Mississippi Grind

Mississippi Grind is a film that could easily pass by without people taking notice. For the most part it is a quiet film, not necessarily because of volume or...

Film & TV

Review: L’amour at Le Monde

As a part of the BFI’s love season, Darkened Rooms and Chapter Arts Centre screened Breathless and Amélie upstairs in the French restaurant Le Monde. Lines...

Film & TV

Review: Burnt

When you have a film as clearly themed as Burnt it really is difficult to write about it without resorting to clichés relating to that theme. Burnt is...

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