Flipside

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium makes its NFL debut

Image of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium courtesy of Jacqueline Weitz The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium put on quite the show for its first two NFL games. The brand new stadium is the first of its kind in the UK: the football pitch…

The Irishman – Scorcese triumphantly revives the epic crime genre ★★★★★

Sadly, The Irishman marks the end of the 2019 London Film Festival. However, this five-star review for the latest Scorcese film attests to this year’s successful cinematic harvest as well as the excitement for the awards season to come. It…

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – Tom Hanks dazzles as Fred Rogers ★★★★

Director Marrianne Heller has brought beloved television presenter Fred Rogers to the screen, following up on her success with Can You Ever Forgive Me? In A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, award-winning journalist Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) reluctantly agrees to…

Album Review: Loraine James – For You and I (2019)

Upon first listen, Loraine James’ album comes to us rather more like a fledgling EP. It feels too zig-zaggy; ill considered perhaps. But that is the wonderful thing about such a deeply personal hour of music. The unstructured feel is…

Le Mans ‘66 – forget Ford vs. Ferrari, more like Damon vs. Bale ★★★★

To win a race, all you need is “the right man behind the wheel”. James Mangold’s Le Mans ‘66 reminds us of this throughout as it recounts the story of car manufacturer Caroll Shelbey (Matt Damon) and race driver Ken…

LSE Men’s FC join in 24-hour charity football match

Men’s FC at the charity football match The Men’s Football Club (FC) are not always regarded as the most decorous club on the LSE campus; that could be saying more about other clubs than it does ourselves. On Friday we…

Greed – Are you not entertained? ★★★

Michael Winterbottom’s Greed is a hilarious satire starring Steve Coogan as Sir Richard “Greedy” McCreadie, a multinational fashion tycoon. It’s Winterbottom’s most comical and impactful film, and it deals with the intoxication of consumerism.  The film is oriented around McCreadie’s…

The Aeronauts – up, up, and away in an immersive expedition ★★★

Tom Harper tells the story, based on true events, of two aeronauts: one is strong-willed scientist James Galisher (Eddie Redmayne) and the other a young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones). What seemed like a relatively safe effort to break the…

Pockets of community: LSESU Bhangra Society

I want to tell stories about thriving pockets of community at LSE in conversational narrative vignettes. They’ll eschew heaviness and pretension. They’ll focus on the very human: thoughts, feelings, and emotions—things no less true than sombre facts. My goal is…

Marriage Story – Tender, raw and authentic ★★★★★

I have been itching to write a 5-star review and this heartbreaking yet hilarious Kramer-vs-Kramer-style divorce drama has come along just in time.  Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story explores the emotional disintegration of the relationship between actress Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) and…

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