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International Student Diary: Stripping, Pets, and Food

Where are you from? Ryan Lim: I’m from Singapore. I grew up in quite a few countries because my dad used to work in the airline business, so I was in Hong Kong for one year, then India for another…

‘The Reign Of The Middle-Aged White Man Is Over’: “House of Cards” Takes Its Final Bow

House of Cards’ final season dropping on Netflix days before last week’s US midterms seemed to have little impact in deterring voters from supporting female candidates, despite its menacing new female President Underwood (Robin Wright). In the wake of Trumpism,…

“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…

“Halloween”: Who Hunts Whom?

Forty years have passed since masked murderer Michael Myers first wreaked havoc on the town of Haddonfield. The Halloween franchise, kicked off in grand fashion by John Carpenter in 1978, has produced nine offspring, all disavowed by critics and Carpenter…

“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…

A Definitive List of the Top Five Cult Sports Video Games of All Time

5. Don Bradman Cricket 14 (2014) With a strange menu and an even stranger soundtrack, the appeal of ‘DB-one-four’ lies mainly in its imperfections. The carefully constructed names of the characters, based on real players but with altered names to…

“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…

Dear Crystal: My roommate and her man have really loud sex

Dear Crystal, I’m a first year sharing a room. My roommate and I get on really well and have formed a great friendship in the few weeks we’ve been here. Only issue is, she has recently got herself a man.…

Women’s Education is a SCAM

As of late, I’ve broken away from the typical student life of eating takeaway and watching Netflix. This isn’t to say I’ve been more productive with my use of time; instead, I’ve been reading romance novels set in the late…

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