Category - Film & TV

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Spotlight: Christopher Nolan

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

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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...

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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...

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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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Review: Spectre

After mass promotion and media build-up the latest James Bond film, Spectre finally opens onto Day of the Dead, Mexico City, with a long continuous moving...

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Interview: Inside Out

 Following the release of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’, Eleanor Parkyn interviewed former Cardiff University student Paul Oakley who has been working as a...

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Review: The Last Witch Hunter

The opening scene of The Last Witch Hunter made me think.
It made me think ‘God, those Lord of the Rings films really were pretty good.’
Some of the...

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