Writing Update #3

I had planned to spend the entire day writing, and have I? No. And am I writing a blog post to procrastinate more? Yes. The entire point of these writing updates was to inspire and motivate and reward myself and I've already found a way to warp its true intention! Never mind, this'll make me …

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My Graduation Day

So, here it is, the promised graduation post. I graduated last Friday (21st October 2016). My ceremony was in the afternoon, which was good for my family because we had a two hour drive to Winchester, so we didn't have to rush. The drive to Winchester was remarkably good; there was literally no traffic, which …

So, Today I’m Graduating…

So, today I'm graduating. I'd be lying if I said I was looking forward to it. I've been very vocal to friends and family that I'm disappointed with my final degree mark, and all of the fuss made about this one day has seemed overbearing and extravagant. I've lost the arguments, but I'm still going …

BFI London Film Festival Review: LFF Connects Games with David Cage

Last night, I was lucky enough to go to the LFF Connects Games event at the Picturehouse Central cinema in London. The talk was with David Cage, head of game studio Quantic Dream, in conversation with Jonathan Ross. Quantic Dream has produced games such as Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and the upcoming Detroit: Become …

BFI London Film Festival Review: Arrival (Villeneuve, 2016)

Arrival premiered in Venice last month and this month opened at the BFI London Film Festival. I was able to go to a screening of the film at Odeon Leicester Square yesterday and I was extremely impressed, both with the film but also with the organisation of the BFI who hosted the festival. Arrival is …

Why I Picked a Film Studies Degree

I've been doing a lot of job and volunteering applications recently, which means, as I've just left university, I've been spending a lot of time talking about my degree. I have a degree in Film Studies, which apparently is quite unusual. This often leads to the question of why did I pick Film Studies? Film Studies …