An Animal Walks Amongst Us

You know him. He’s tall, with dark features and a healthy vitality. His existence lies on a plane beyond the rest of us. His energy is seemingly unwavering. There’s an air of mystery about him; he so rarely speaks. He’s…

Music To My Ears – Reviewing The Latest Albums

Never Stop Never Stopping Tha Carter V – Lil Wayne Lil Wayne’s extensive and legendary career is represented by his vast library of music and continuous involvement in features. But some of his greatest work appears on the Tha Carter…

Say Hello to Halo-Halo

For the first time in a long time, I had the moment. That moment. Where you’re lying in bed hours after eating and still thinking to yourself: “Damn, that was a good meal.” Josephine’s is a little Filipino gem that…

The Bigger Picture: Fashion and Mental Health

This week, Jerome Paredes and Eloise Bond talk to FLIPSIDE on the fashion show this evening and how they manage to stay sane. What is fashion to you? JP: Fashion to me isn’t about clothing, it’s this nexus point between…

From “La La Land” to the stars – “First Man” shows Chazelle’s stellar quality

“We need to fail. We need to fail down here, so we don’t fail up there”, says Ryan Gosling’s Neil Armstrong, ahead of the launch of Apollo 11. One wonders, then, at which point in the career trajectory of 33-year…

“A Star Is Born”: A Tale of Two Artists

A Star is Born’s fourth incarnation brings revelations from both Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in his directorial debut. A Star is a worthy successor to La La Land, both as an awards-favourite and as a crowd-puller. But unlike Damien…

Explore The London Film Festival, At Your Own Risk

My relationship with The London Film Festival so far has been complicated by the fact that  some films have impressed me, but many have others have bored, angered or frustrated. Whilst such a diverse range of films are in town…

The Bizarre Bill Murray Sightings

“And no-one will ever believe you,” Bill Murray might quip after unexpectedly dropping into your life to create an everlasting memory. Tommy Avallone’s uplifting documentary recounts some of the bizarre stories surrounding the celebrated Hollywood actor. Although flawed in its…

Education, Literature, and Poetry: Eileen Gbagbo and Martha Ojo

This week, we’re interviewing Eileen Gbagbo, the brain behind this year’s BHM issue, and Martha Ojo, SU education officer. Let’s start with Martha–what do you do as education officer? MO: My job is to represent all of the academic interests…

Don’t Tell Me “Black Doesn’t Sell”

Hollywood has often associated placing black talent at the forefront of major studio releases with an apparent risk of hampering the film’s box office performance, especially abroad. Recent commercial and critical successes of studio features have shown us that these…