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Wai Bhone on set

Nepotism plays a huge role in film industries across the world. While having a famous mother or father might allow you to jump the queue, it can also mean that you are forever stuck in their shadow. Even with this kind of head start, making a film is hard. One of the biggest problems is …

partners in crime fighting

There’s something about the buddy movie which captures the imaginations of cinemagoers. Especially when it comes to fighting crime. We have been treated to a weird and wonderful variety of combinations over the years, which have included dogs, robots, ghosts, Pokémon and even Mel Gibson. These pairings are often wild and whacky but when they …

Bela Lugosi remains one of the most iconic and recognisable faces in horror cinema. Most famous for his portrayal of Dracula in the pre-code Universal Pictures version of Bram Stoker’s ‘Count’, the Hungarian actor went on to play a number of memorable roles. However, his career was stunted by his thick accent and later addiction …

Once upon a time, anthology horrors were fairly common. During the 1960s and 1970s, the British production company Amicus made a number of much-loved portmanteau films. The likes of Tales from the Crypt, Torture Garden and From Beyond the Grave proved to be very popular. While the Creepshow collections in the 1980s caught the imagination …

It’s estimated that there are over half a million homeless people living in America today. Although that number could easily be much higher. There are many reasons why people have to (or choose to) live on the streets, including addiction, unemployment or simply having nowhere to go. One of the main reasons young LGBTQI+ adults …

Twins together

Nina Hoss is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors working in European cinema today. Most of her career has been spent performing in German films and theatre, which has meant the Stuttgart native hasn’t had the impact on the global stage her talent deserves. She’s best known for her collaborations with Christian Petzold. The pair …

Ashley at work

Traditionally, one of the most popular jobs for migrants has been working the land. The appeal is obvious. Agricultural work does not usually require verbal or written knowledge of a country’s language. It’s a job which can be largely carried-out in the same, or in a similar, way everywhere. However, the sector has a reputation …

Johan faces a difficult choice

When it comes to empires, none of the European countries come out of history well. Take The Netherlands, for example. One of the great merchant seafaring nations, they established trade links in many profitable ports around the world, largely thanks to the Dutch East India company. The territory which is now Indonesia was an unusual …

Moka and Nana

Japan is a country which has always been renowned for its cinema. The likes of Ozu and Kurosawa regularly top ‘best-of’ lists. In modern times, the film industry has been less successful but the likes of Hirokazu Koreeda, Naomi Kawase and Kiyoshi Kurosawa have still made their mark on a global stage. Meanwhile, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi …

fear awakes

Throughout history, evil and power-hungry men have created fictional monsters in order to control people. Religion is the most obvious example, which has been used for thousands of years as a means of social control. Every society is full of myths and legends. Cautionary tales of fantastical creatures and supernatural beings to keep citizens on …