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I’m not done talking about Amber Heard

Last summer, I would not have dreamed of publishing an article where I stated my support for Amber Heard. Truthfully, I was afraid to admit this even to friends, fearing…

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and the role of the audience

Content Warning: Domestic abuse, sexual assault Should viewing begin and end with the events that unfold on screen, or should the public audience take a moral stance on the actions…

What’s with all the Willy Wonka wonderment?

The sudden popularity of the 2005 adaptation shows growing awareness of the film’s unsettling undertones. There have been two adaptations of Roald Dahl’s classic story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.…

Cult Column: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Albeit cliché to cite a Wikipedia definition, the niche categorisation of an ‘American psychedelic satirical black comedy road film’ to Terry Gilliam’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas seems particularly…

Can we enjoy the art of problematic celebrities?

Content warning: sexual assault, rape. As you scroll down your Twitter feed, it’s the same nightmarish story over and over again: our heroes are abusers. On hearing the recent allegations…

Murder on the Orient Express

Like a gimmick on a comedy sketch show, Murder on The Orient Express brings together an all-star cast to collectively satirise a ridiculous film from the 1970s. The only difference…

Black Mass

Why, The Student, are you reviewing a non-fiction book that was released 17 years ago?’ you may ask. Because, dear reader, it was adapted into a Johnny Depp-starring blockbuster 18…

Black Mass

“It’s not what you do. It’s when and where you do it. And who you do it to, or with”, A strong lesson from a transformed Johnny Depp in Black…