Review

Laura Marling – Song For Our Daughter ★★★★★

Laura Marling’s seventh full-length LP was released three months before its due date in the belief that people could do with some light entertainment. In this release, the thirty-year-old singer/songwriter creates something close to perfection with her almost overwhelming charm.…

The Strokes – The New Abnormal ★★★

To those music lovers for whom the first two Strokes albums were formative in that utterly embarrassing early-adolescent period, the past fifteen years of sounds from the New York band have felt something like a trudge across an endless marshy…

Liar Season 2 – the perfect example of how to ruin a TV show ★

After waiting three long years for the second season of Liar, it’s safe to say that I was more than ready for its release. The first season ended on a huge cliffhanger which found rapist Andrew Earlham (Ioan Gruffudd) dead…

Video calling apps, ranked

8. Skype and Skype for Business Demonic. I can’t decide which version is worse: the one where you haven’t been able to change the username that you made at the wise age of 11 or the one where all your…

The Lawyer – queer romance inspires reflection ★★★★

While the BFI LGBT+ Film Festival has sadly been cancelled, some of the exceptional films have been made accessible online. So The Beaver is here to spread the word about these fantastically diverse films to lighten up the monotonous days…

Arts & Culture: Quarantine Special

Instead of doing my monthly “what to expect this month”, I’m bringing you a quarantine special where you can walk the ruins of Machu Picchu, discover the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles, and stream productions from the…

Misbehaviour in Quarantine ★★★★

Having been lucky (or stupid) enough to visit the cinema at the last-minute before their nationwide shutdown, I was able to watch Philippa Lowthrope’s latest film Misbehaviour. A film aptly categorised as a comedy-drama, performing superbly as both.  The premise…

Leo Marley TV ‘Hot Topics’ – Too Hot to Handle ★★★★

Being schooled in the art of YouTube procrastination myself, it was a joy to behold traces of many of YouTube’s top comedy channels in Third Year LSE student Leo Marley’s ‘LSE Hot Topics’. There were the close-ups and sharp edits…

The Thing About Harry – hit me hard ★★★★

When Hulu first announced its new gay rom-com, I was sceptical: a young, attractive, white tw*nk who falls in love with his high school bully … where have I heard that one before? At first, I wasn’t even going to…

Queenie – a flawless illustration of black womanhood ★★★★

Queenie is a young journalist in London: trying to find cheap, non-mouldy accommodation, struggling to get an internship or success on dating apps. In the meantime, she enjoys cartons of ice cream while watching Pride and Prejudice. Queenie is a…