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‘Under the Shadow’ Review – Feminist Horror Stories and the Veil

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‘Under the Shadow’ is Iranian born director Babak Anvari’s first feature length film. This horror film is set in Tehran during the Iran-Iraq war and has been hailed by Mark Kempdes of the Guardian as ‘a feminist fable’. Apart from being a gripping, entertaining and stylish piece of cinema, the film uses horror to capture an emotive glimpse into women’s experiences in post-revolution Iran during the Iran-Iraq war in the…

Voldemort Is Back.

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Dear Wizards of the Magical World, These are dark times. Really dark. Darker than the time when you face a Dementor. Darker than what us Muggles call the jet black iPhone 7 these days. And it’s because Voldemort is back. In my letter to you here, he is a symbolic representation – of intolerance, hatred, exclusivity and discrimination. He is stronger than ever, and no feeble love charms can do…

S/S 2017 London Fashion Week: The Review

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Over the last weekend, designers, bloggers and photographers descended onto Soho for London Fashion Week’s Spring and Summer 2017 collections. The sense of excitement around Brewer Street Car Park – the main exhibition space – was undeniable, and this was mirrored in the styles of those either attending the shows or trying to catch a glimpse of any VIP who reared their heads. I was lucky enough to visit the Teatum Jones…

On watching Robert Bresson’s Pickpocket

On watching Robert Bresson’s Pickpocket

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At some point in his career, Jean-Luc Godard has allegedly declared that “Robert Bresson is French cinema, as Dostoevsky is the Russian novel and Mozart is the German music.” He was certainly one of the more stylistically original of the French auteur filmmakers, never subjecting himself (unlike Godard) to the compromises necessitated by commercial cinema. His 1959 film Pickpocket is by many regarded as his masterpiece, with the film topping…

Reviewing Baz Luhrmann’s ‘William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet’ (1996)

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By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. 

Book review : Charlie Raymond’s “Hired, Fired, Fled”

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By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. Fourteen jobs in fifteen years. That’s how long it took Charlie Raymond to come as close as he could to career contentment. From Africa to Europe, North America, and the Middle East, Raymond’s ‘BCO’ or ‘Blind Career Obsession’ takes him across the globe in his quest to fulfill his dream of becoming a ‘pinstriped suit’ wearing movie producer. His book is a riveting account of one man’s (admittedly meandering) mission to…

Launch of the ‘The Beaver LSE’ iPhone App !

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By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. We are thrilled to officially announce the launch of the LSE Beaver mobile app for iPhone! No newspaper works in just one medium any more, and this year we have made a concerted effort to take the Beaver from being a primarily print based newspaper, towards one that has a dynamic online and social media presence as well. With the launch of the Beaver mobile phone app, we…

Student Eats: Hare and Tortoise

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Hare & Tortoise is one of my favourite restaurants in London and they serve some of the best Asian foods – I love their dragon rolls! From the outside, the Blackfriars branch of Hare & Tortoise doesn’t look too great. In fact, when you enter it’s just empty, but then you walk down a tunnel of stairs and it’s very pretty. It smells amazing as soon as you enter, and you…

Embrace of the Serpent: With Director Ciro Guerra

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By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.

Interview with Lee Paton

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By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.