Joe McFadden

Joe McFadden

Managing Editor (2022/23)

The Fabelmans review: An ode to the power of the motion picture

The Fabelmans review: An ode to the power of the motion picture

Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical film The Fabelmans is a moving tribute to the movies that made him
Global Cinema Series: Touching Down in Japan

Global Cinema Series: Touching Down in Japan

The Mancunion film team explore how Japanese film has captured audiences’ imagination and examines Japan as a titan of global cinema
Andor review: The best, and most leftist, Star Wars show yet

Andor review: The best, and most leftist, Star Wars show yet

Andor is a superb exploration of empire and rebellion, making it the best, and most leftist, Star Wars show to date
What is Reclaim the Night?

What is Reclaim the Night?

Ahead of Reclaim the Night we spoke to the SU’s Wellbeing and Liberation Officer about this year’s march and the ‘Call it by its name’ campaign
Liz Truss leavers 2022

Liz Truss leavers 2022

Following up from ‘In Liz we Truss’, we formulate a new playlist ripe for Liz’s leaving do
Exclusive: Andy Burnham confirms he’s seeking a third mayoral term

Exclusive: Andy Burnham confirms he’s seeking a third mayoral term

Exclusive: In the first instalment of MMG’s new series Under the Spotlight, Andy Burnham has confirmed he will be seeking a third term as Mayor of Greater Manchester
Exclusive: SU secures £360,000 in funding to help with cost-of-living crisis

Exclusive: SU secures £360,000 in funding to help with cost-of-living crisis

Exclusive: The SU has announced £360,000 in funding from the University of Manchester to help students with the cost-of-living crisis
Comfort films and TV shows to cure the freshers blues

Comfort films and TV shows to cure the freshers blues

Freshers week and moving to university can be a daunting experience even for the most excited fresher so The Mancunion’s On-screen team have got a list of the films and TV shows they turn to for comfort when feeling blue!
Queen Elizabeth II obituary

Queen Elizabeth II obituary

Queen Elizabeth II opened the University of Manchester in 2004. Following her death, we look back at her life and impact on the city of Manchester
“Internal server error”: IT issues wreak chaos during enrolment

“Internal server error”: IT issues wreak chaos during enrolment

Last week IT issues meant the student system crashed during enrolment, wreaking chaos and leaving many students unable to enrol on their modules.
Better Call Saul Season 6b: what’s going to happen next?

Better Call Saul Season 6b: what’s going to happen next?

Will Kim die? What’s going on with Lalo? When are we going to see Gene again? In preparation for Better Call Saul’s mid-season premiere, we speculate as to what might happen next and discuss how the show may come to its conclusion.
Better Call Saul Season 6a: what’s happened so far?

Better Call Saul Season 6a: what’s happened so far?

With Better Call Saul preparing to air its final season’s second half, we look back at the first 7 episodes, analysing what’s happened and what this might mean for our favourite characters.
TV Nostalgia: Our childhood favourites

TV Nostalgia: Our childhood favourites

From Tracy Beaker to the Clone Wars, we explore some of our favourite childhood shows and ask just why did we love them so much?
Local Elections 2022: Fallowfield has lowest turnout across Manchester

Local Elections 2022: Fallowfield has lowest turnout across Manchester

Turnout has fallen across the city – here’s everything you need to know from the student wards.
Religious holidays around the world: Greek Orthodox Easter

Religious holidays around the world: Greek Orthodox Easter

Easter Sunday is perhaps the most important occasion in the religious calendar but did you know Easter is celebrated on another day? Joe McFadden details how his family celebrate in accordance with Greek Orthodox traditions
May the 4th be with you! – A love letter to Star Wars: The Clone Wars

May the 4th be with you! – A love letter to Star Wars: The Clone Wars

For Star Wars day Investigations Editor Joe McFadden describes why Star Wars: The Clone Wars was so important to him growing up and explains what makes the show so impactful over a decade later.
State of the Industry: The age of film is over, the time of TV has come

State of the Industry: The age of film is over, the time of TV has come

In the age of streaming, video-on-demand, and binge-watching it is interesting to consider the question: does TV currently provide a better viewing experience than film? My answer is yes.
The Godfather: Anatomy of a classic

The Godfather: Anatomy of a classic

Quoted by everything from The Sopranos to Family Guy, Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia saga has become one of America’s foundational artworks – and for good reason
Mancunion Exclusive: Report into UoM’s historical links to slavery released

Mancunion Exclusive: Report into UoM’s historical links to slavery released

The University of Manchester reveals historical links to enslavement in their latest report
Lights, Camera, Election: Casting our vote on the best political films and TV

Lights, Camera, Election: Casting our vote on the best political films and TV

Our writers consider their favourite political films, in light of the student elections

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