Entertainment

Plastic Surgery With a Mouse Click

An article that looks at how deep the special effects industry’s abilities run in changing the way that film and TV stars appear. Beyond simply documenting how this industry works, the piece raises some questions about what viewers actually want – reality or artifice?

Future Shock

A piece looking back at Alfonso Cuaron’s 2006 masterpiece Children of Men, which presents a dark yet recognisable version of the world, with one key difference – humans have lost the ability to reproduce. The article finds parallels in the state of the world portrayed in the film and the political moment we find ourselves in today, assesses its cultural impact and explores its cinematography, including its iconic single-shot scenes.