Chris Wharfe

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A news column for Blocks magazine.


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An interview-based feature for Blocks magazine, with a prolific member of the online LEGO community, builder and blogger Iain Heath.

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An interview-based feature for Blocks magazine, focusing on a fan-made LEGO stop motion version of Jurassic Park.

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A selection of articles written across the web. For more, use the menu at the top of the page (‘Sites I Write For’).


The twisted world of Japanese idol culture

  • A feature probing the history of Japanese idol culture, tied to the rise in global popularity of idol band Babymetal.

Where have all the Supergirls gone?

  • A feature discussing the lack of female-fronted superhero films.

Massimo Cellino’s turbulent reign of Leeds United

  • A feature on Leeds United football club’s bizarre recent history under Italian owner Massimo Cellino.

Celebrity nudes show the dangers of the digital age

  • A comment piece on the ramifications of the leak of nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities in September 2014.

Merging art forms: music and film

  • A feature on the rise of music films, tied to Metallica’s 3D concert movie, Through the Never. Includes interviews with LCD Soundsystem guitarist Al Doyle, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and independent filmmaker Marcus Matamoro.

(Blog) Libel and media law: what you need to know

  • A blog post covering the basics of libel and media law, intended to give an overview for The News Hub’s contributors.



THN’s Part 2-O-Rama

  • A list-based feature discussing immediate sequels – five that surpassed the original, and five that didn’t (but were still great films anyway) – to tie in with the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Noah Review

  • A review of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah (2014), starring Russell Crowe and Emma Watson. (1/5)

The British Film Industry: Money, Art And Football Hooliganism

  • An extended research feature examining the state of the British film industry, finance and the purpose of films, including interviews with The Rise and Fall of the White Collar Hooligan producer Jonathan Sothcott and director Paul Tanter.

Design Your Own Dark Knight Tumbler

  • A news story about an interactive tool launched to celebrate the release of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, featuring an example of what can be achieved with it.

The Hollywood News At The In Time UK Premiere

  • Coverage of the red carpet premiere of Andrew Niccol’s In Time (2011), featuring quotes from Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy.

THN Visits The Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making Of Harry Potter

  • A review of the Warner Bros Studio Tour.





Reviews: The Mummy’s Shroud and Rasputin The Mad Monk

  • A double review of two Hammer horror Blu-ray releases, as part of my continued coverage of Hammer’s back catalogue for Top 10 Films.

Prometheories: Guide to Prometheus

  • A comment piece discussing Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, and the possible direction a sequel might take.

Young British Filmmaking Talent Celebrated at First Light Awards 2012

  • A feature from the BFI’s First Light Awards 2012, featuring interviews with the winners and judges, including Sam Claflin, Naomie Harris and John Boyega.

Review: The Hunger Games

  • A review of The Hunger Games (2012), starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. (4/5)


A feature produced as part of my degree, looking at the rise in male grooming. Created as part of a group of five students.

The Rise of Male Grooming on Vimeo.


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