Film

 Sally Seaton

Preview: Life of the Party

Preview: Life of the Party

Melissa McCarthy is a comedy genius known for her hilarious acting roles as an overweight, clumsy, witty middle-aged woman. In her new film that hits UK cinemas this May, she is exactly that – the life and soul of a party. Starting out as a controlled house wife, newly-divorced Deanna (Melissa McCarthy) turns her wasted […]

 Emily Mertens

‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!’ set to hit Screens in July

‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!’ set to hit Screens in July

Here we go again! Get your dancing shoes on and singing voices ready as Mamma Mia is set to return to UK screens on July 27. The first hit film, based on ABBA’s greatest hits, follows Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) preparing for her wedding. She secretly invites three men from her mother’s past, one of which […]

 Lucy Hope

Review: The Greatest Showman

Review: The Greatest Showman

  The Greatest Showman celebrates the birth of showbiz and follows the story of P.T Barnum (Hugh Jackman), a visionary who came from nothing and ended up as a worldwide sensation.  There’s been a large amount of hype for this film but I do wonder if it’s more because of the actors rather than the […]

 Stacey McMaster

Review: The Death of Stalin

Review: The Death of Stalin

The title of this film does not immediately suggest that it is going to be a comedy. When I first looked at this I thought it was going to be a historical drama rather like The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). My knowledge of Russian history and politics is sketchy to say the least – especially […]

 Northern Lights

Review: A Futile And Stupid Gesture

Review: A Futile And Stupid Gesture

January is the dullest month in the year. It’s the one straight after Christmas. It’s usually the coldest one. The days are actually getting longer, not that you’d ever notice. The only thing to look forward to is the 31st day. It’s the time of year when we could do with Netflix being exciting, innovative, […]

 Nestor Watach

Upcoming film festival brings international prestige to the North East

Upcoming film festival brings international prestige to the North East

The president of the film festival, Jacqui Miller Charlton told Northern Lights all about it.

This Easter, the North East is holding its first international film festival. Newcastle International Film Festival is taking place across venues in Newcastle and Gateshead from March 28 and will feature world premieres, a celebration of local talent, world cinema and LGBTQ films. The first event is the Ladies Who Mean Business Luncheon, which will […]

 Nicole Wood

Review: Fifty Shades Freed

Review: Fifty Shades Freed

When you think of Fifty Shades you immediately think “porn for women”. But take away the sexist expectation, the final instalment of the trilogy opens your mind to the story behind the title. Dakota Johnson portrays Anastasia Steele perfectly in the final adaptation of the erotic novels by E.L James. Although many will think her […]

 Lucy Hope

Review: Does ‘Black Panther’ live up to the hype?

Review: Does ‘Black Panther’ live up to the hype?

Black Panther is easily one of Marvel’s most anticipated films to ever be released. The main reason being that it is the first film to have an almost exclusively black cast. The film starts out with main character T’Challa (a.k.a Black Panther), played by Chadwick Boseman, losing his father (the King of Wakanda) returning home […]

 Jasmine Seraphine

I, Tonya: Preview

I, Tonya: Preview

“The Haters always say: Tonya, tell the truth. There’s no such thing as truth, everyone has their own truth.” Margot Robbie’s I, Tonya offers a glimpse into the life of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding, focusing on events leading up to the infamous incident of her career, as well as the complex relationships she had […]

 Northern Lights

Why 2017 may prove to be the most important year in film history

Why 2017 may prove to be the most important year in film history

While it may not be remembered as such — due to the lack of any record-breaking Avengers films, or any newsworthy performances from big names like Leonardo DiCaprio — 2017 was a very important year for films. Not because of the financial success of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide, […]