Film

 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, […]

 Ellie Lyal

PREVIEW – Solo: A Star Wars Story

PREVIEW – Solo: A Star Wars Story

At long last Star Wars fans have been blessed with the first trailer for Lucasfilm’s latest Star Wars Story, released during last week’s Superbowl. The previous Star Wars Story, Rogue One, revealed to fans the events leading directly up to A New Hope, the first film of the franchise to be made. This latest instalment, […]

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