New Release Reviews

New Release: Ghostbusters Afterlife

*Spoiler Alert: Main plot-points revealed below. With the likes of 1980s throwback fare such as Stranger Things, Cobra Kai and the IT film series pleasing both Gen Z and X’ers, the time no doubt felt right for a new Ghostbusters movie with kids front and center. This latest instalment (effectively a sequel to 1989’s Ghostbusters […]

Feature Four Frames

Four Frames: National Lampoon’s Vacation (Harold Ramis, 1983)

Many of us will no doubt recall the times we spent as a kid sat in the back of a hot car watching our parents squabble over directions on the way to a summer holiday. We can therefore recognise, at least in part, the pain and suffering endured by the Griswolds in the name of […]

Feature Thousand Words

National Lampoon’s Vacation

Nicola Balkind buckles up and heads off with the real life Griswold family on a road trip inspired by a cult comedy celebrating its 30th birthday. These days, the American Dream is typically understood to mean fame, fortune, and pulling oneself up by one’s bootstraps. But the classic pursuit of prosperity and upward mobility is […]