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“Ida” (2013) – Film Review

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“Ida” (2013) is a black-and-white film with a boxy academy ratio. The film follows a short road trip journey between Ida and her aunt Wanda as they dive into their family history. A girl called Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska), a novice nun and an orphan, is about to take her vows. Advised by the Mother Superior before taking the step to vow chastity, poverty and obedience to serve God, she makes a trip to visit her only…

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Review of “The Imitation Game” (2014) at the Pillow Cinema

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There are very few things in life more satisfying than lying in bed while streaming films on Netflix to wind down after a long day, especially when you also get a warm blanket and some velvety hot chocolate in cold winter days. The Pillow Cinema took this concept forward and created a fascinating cinema experience in Shoreditch. Having renovated an unused underground station, the cinema regularly screens both new blockbusters and classic films. Unlike conventional cinemas,…

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“Her” (2013) – Film Review

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In our common pursuit of love and connection, humans have created a fascinating range of technology-based products from online dating websites like OkCupid, popular mobile dating apps such as Tinder and Happn, to the newest product named “Invisible Boyfriend” which allows you to interact with a virtual boyfriend whom you “build” from scratch according to your preferences. With the stigma of meeting “online strangers” long gone, it seems like there is…

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“Like Crazy” (2011) – Film Review for LSESU Film Society Screening

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  Last Tuesday, the LSESU Film Society organised the screening of “Like Crazy” (2011). This Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner is directed by Drake Doremus, starring prominent actors including Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence and Alex Kingston. “Like Crazy” centres on the long distance relationship between Anna (Felicity Jones) and Jacob (Anton Yelchin). Anna, a student from England, and Jacob meet at university in Santa Monica and…

Review: Little Revolution, Almeida Theatre 

Review: Little Revolution, Almeida Theatre 

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Alecky Blythe’s new production is verbatim theatre in its purest form. Playing real characters at the heart of the London Riots in 2011, actors relay ‘verbatim’ the language, accents, stutters, and timing of recordings that Blythe collected on the streets and in meetings that year. This play sits somewhere between journalism and theatre, dropping the audience directly into the heart of the riots. As a concept it works well, the…

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One Hundred Foot Journey (Review): Michelin-star worthy

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One Hundred- Foot Journey reminds me of a cardamom-spiced sticky toffee pudding. I admit, my expectations were not high to start with, thanks to my pet peeve of shunning away from any film with “Journey” in its title (Don’t even talk about “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”). Nevertheless, I decided to give the movie a shot, purely to honour my (self- proclaimed) identity as a ‘Foodie’. It is,…

Marginal (Dis)Utility: The Social Deaths of Unicorns

Marginal (Dis)Utility: The Social Deaths of Unicorns

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BY JADE JACKMAN When someone says ‘unicorn’, I immediately think of my little pony and candy canes. Or, even worse still, of swooshing tails, glitter and gender stereotypes. in his series, ‘Urban Legends’. In his series, ‘Urban Legends’. Jean-Yves Lemoigne presents a new side to the history of these fictitious creatures. Rather than drawing upon femininity, Lemoigne highlights another element of ‘the unicorn’ in his works. Instead, he focuses on…

Corriolanus – Review

Corriolanus – Review

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BY EMMA FORTH Booking tickets to see Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse was almost as stressful as last minute exam revision. Within 28 minutes of the box office opening the entire run had sold out in a frenzied fight over limited seats. Somewhere in amongst frantic refreshing I managed to secure what felt like a golden ticket, and had I not been on the ball I certainly wouldn’t have been so…

HENRY V – Review

HENRY V – Review

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BY CHARLOTTE JUCKES Starring Hollywood A-Lister Jude Law as the king himself, Henry V is a spectacular finale toaward-winning British director Michael Grandage’s 15 month season at the Noel Coward theatre.  Throughout the star-studded season 100,000 tickets have been made available for just £10, attracting a whole new audience of first-time theatregoers, and giving students the chance to see actors such as Judi Dench and Daniel Radcliffe at a price that…

A Beckett Trilogy

A Beckett Trilogy

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BY JEFF MO Three plays, one woman, one hour – so went the triple bill of Samuel Beckett’s later plays Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby, performed by Irishwoman Lisa Dwan first at the Royal Court Theatre before transferring to the Duchess Theatre in the West End.  Challenging works for the performer and the audience both, all three pieces are darkly tragic in nature, featuring troubled female protagonists whose lives seem to…