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“Support the Girls” director on the pitfalls of optimism and the underrated Regina Hall

In Support the Girls, Lisa is a manager of a sports bar similar to Hooters where a particular type of service is expected from the all-female wait staff. Lisa has a continuous strength and inexplicable optimism. Her employees are her…

LSE: The World’s Finest Online University

LSE’s online streaming platform has quickly become the preferred way to study at the university. Although the Echo360 system has a long way to go to rival the slick streaming quality and customer interface of Amazon Prime, the system has…

Drama Society’s “The 39 Steps” Draws Raucous Laughs

The Beaver reviews Drama Society’s final production of the Michaelmas Term: The 39 Steps is a fiery comedy that showcases LSE’s long-lost ability to laugh. The 39 Steps is Archer and Monty Python set to the backdrop of a tense…

The Crimes of JK Rowling

“Nothing happens” If tearing down a bad blockbuster wasn’t so satisfying, that’s all I would say about this film. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is hereby charged with lazy writing, betraying its fan base and wasting my time. It’s…

Review: Drama Society’s “And Then There Were None”

The Beaver reviews Drama Society’s first production of the year: an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s famous And Then There Were None. Ten strangers are lured to Soldier Island. All are taken by surprise when an unseen host announces a dark…

“Suspiria” – Am I Scaring You Tonight?

Luca Guadagnino’s harrowing dance epic takes the Call Me By Your Name director far from his usual fair of sun-soaked stories of desire. Suspiria reunites Guadagnino with A Bigger Splash co-stars Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson in this unforgettable homage…

“Widows”: A Blockbuster Worthy Of Your Money

In a room you’ll find Ocean’s 8, American Animals and King of Thieves muttering amongst themselves. Late to the party is Widows, which saunters in and silences them all. Steve McQueen’s slick heist film takes him far from the arthouse…

“Been So Long” Since I Reviewed A Bad Film

Netflix is having a great year for original films. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and Private Life have had larger impacts than their respective creators could have ever hoped for. Later this year we’ll have Outlaw King and…

At LFF, An Audition For The Oscars

After premiering at the Venice, Toronto and New York film festivals, London welcomed many of the films that will be competing at the Oscars in February. Whilst you were skipping your 9am lectures, I was queuing outside a cinema. Here’s…

“Tell the stories true to you and people will understand” – Sandra Seeling Lipski

As the curtain closes on the London Film Festival, it rises in Mallorca. I had the pleasure to discuss the Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF) with its founder and director, Sandra Seeling Lipski. Lipski was born in Berlin and…