Category Archives: Editorials

Cinema Eclectica’s 2017 Preview

Forecasting the year ahead in cinema releases has always been a bit tricky thanks to the disparity between blockbuster releases announced years in advance and smaller films which squeeze in wherever they can.  Over recent years, the divide has deepened, with the major studios apparently

Cinema Eclectica’s Best Home Video of 2016

As well as reviewing the latest releases, our in-house movie podcast, Cinema Eclectica, also acts as your guide to the increasingly labyrinthine home video market. The idea of collecting films isn’t quite the mainstream thing it once was, the rise of streaming and VOD services

Cinema Eclectica’s Top Movies of 2016

This year’s run-down of the best films to hit UK cinemas is a little different than usual. Instead of being the opinion of one person, these 20-ish films are the collective opinion of the 5 people to feature on Cinema Eclectica. That’s Rob, Graham, Ryan,

The Sound of Magic: Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them

(Spoilerphobes read ahead at your own risk…) We all recognise ‘Hedwig’s theme’. Since it first played in cinemas fifteen years ago, bookending the tales of a boy wizard – it now signals the dawn of the adventures of the magizoologist, Newt Scamander. With a shimmering

Endingless – A Certain Magical Index

Let’s talk endings. A common problem peculiar to anime is that many series don’t really have one, a sad fact borne of the nature of its source material. Manga and light novels are often long running series in their own right with release schedules spanning

Are Pokémon Sun and Moon Good Additions to the Team?

The Pokémon franchise started very modestly, with a small team working on what would go on to become an infamously glitchy pair of games. Nonetheless, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue became hugely popular, capturing the imagination of millions of people around the world. Now the

Neophobia Vs. Food Wars

Neophobia is something that has, or should I say had afflicted me for a good fifteen years of my life. It was rarely brought up outside of my own home, however, it had prevented me from wanting to go out as much as I would

Steven Universe

Steven Universe is a show about three goddess-like beings known as the Crystal Gems: Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl. They act as parental figures for the half-Gem, half-human hybrid Steven Universe; they protect him from monsters and threats and help him learn how to use his

What is the Future of TV?

Television has been around since the early 20th century, with some accounts of transmission of images dating as far back as 1843. In that time the medium of TV has evolved and changed immensely; screens have got bigger, images have got clearer and shows have

Movie Soundtracks: What Sorcery is This?

  Guess what? We all listen to soundtracks. With our faces pressed to our screens while binging on Netflix, or with popcorn in hand at the cinema and maybe catching the faintest whisper through the roar of the train in rush hour. But there it is.