“Vice”: A populist polemic that fails to inspire

Vice is angry. In telling the story of Dick Cheney, former American Vice President, Adam McKay rages through five decades of controversy whilst keeping the current administration firmly in his sights. The result: a test of endurance that lacks balance.…

2019 Film and TV Preview

The silver screen ‘The world has enough superheroes’ claimed last year’s Venom, but clearly no one listened. Prepare for the deluge of super-content. Shazam hopes to follow Aquaman in breathing more life into the turbulent DCEU, whilst the Joaquin Phoenix-led…

Splashing Out At Soho’s Corazón

Mexican cuisine has grown exponentially in influence and presence in the capital over the past 5 years – NSFW montages of stacked tacos and plump, arm-sized burritos are omnipresent and worshipped on London-based Instagram foodie accounts. A food scene that…

Making New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep

If you find yourself making the same resolutions every year, it’s time to take a step back and consider making some you’ll actually keep. Luckily, we’re here to guide you through the process.

Alex Selway on RAG and Voluntourism

What does charity mean to you? Charity has always been an important part of how I structure my life and giving back to society has formed a big part of who I am. As nerdy as it is, this passion…

“Bandersnatch”: When TV Is Willing To Make Mistakes

Bandersnatch, the latest movie in Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror anthology, tells the story of Croydon teen Stefan Butler’s (Fionn Whitehead) journey into video game design. Or madness. Or murder. It’s up to you. This dark sci-fi feature film regularly allows…

Open Book: Mental Health and… Honesty

“I want LSE to open up about mental health.” That’s the sentence I’ve said the most in the last 3 months. When my friends cry because a seminar overwhelmed them, I’ll offer it to them as a word of reassurance.…

“The Front Runner” Is A Leading Candidate In Nothing But Name

Hugh Jackman’s impassioned performance as Gary Hart, a President-in-waiting toppled by an extra-marital affair, is insufficient in elevating Jason Reitman’s latest film beyond a mere retelling. The film informs us that Hart was a promising potential Democratic candidate who squandered…

“Colette”: A feminist portrait more forgettable than its subject

Colette had a daunting task: to defy gender norms and explore how an overshadowed artist can forge her own identity. The well-assembled biopic’s messages of empowerment are refreshingly authentic. But January sees the release of two other female-led period dramas.…

The Christmas Box Office Bloodbath

Mary Poppins who? Aquaman drowns out all competition to be 2018’s uncontested holiday season champion. The end-of-year holiday season is a coveted release period for Hollywood blockbusters. Christmas and New Year’s Day frequently provide sizeable jumps in box office takings,…