Review

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…

Hope Gap – William Nicholson’s Most Soul-bearing Albeit Far From Perfect Production ★★★

This month at the London Film Festival, William Nicholson released his autobiographical film “Hope Gap”. I had the wonderful fortune of being involved in discussion with the director himself to examine his reasoning and personal inspiration behind its production.  This…

The King – Fails to Surpass a Mere Retelling ★★

Over the past three years we have seen the unprecedented rise of Timothée Chalamet in Lady Bird, Beautiful Boy, and Call Me By Your Name – all critically acclaimed films. This year, the Oscar-nominated actor blesses us with his interpretation…

Gemini Man – where there’s two Wills there’s a way

In order to understand Gemini Man, you have to understand Ang Lee – or at least try to. The Taiwanese director is a darling of the Hollywood mainstream and an ingenious filmmaker. His career highlights include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon;…

Queer Eye is the only QE you really need to know at LSE

If you haven’t already heard of Queer Eye, then what heteronormative rock have you been living under? Queer Eye is the Emmy winning Netflix show where five fabulous queers travel around America imparting gay wisdom on those who need and…

No more excuses – how to enjoy London on the cheap

Theatre The National Theatre’s Entry Pass grants concession tickets for less than £10 for people under 26. The free Young Barbican membership can also get you theatre tickets for just £5, £10 or £15. between £5 to £15 The app…

Four out of five stars for Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory

Pedro Almodóvar’s last film, “Julieta” (2016), was disappointing; he seemed stagnated by success.  Appearances can be misleading however, as his new film “Pain and Glory” (Dolor y Gloria) handily demonstrates. In it, Almodóvar takes a new approach: a self-reflection on…

What to expect in October – a guide to upcoming films and TV shows

Whether you need a break from university already or are recovering from Freshers’, here’s how you can keep busy. Halloween is just around the corner, so what better way to get you into the Halloween spirit than by experiencing the…

The One Where the World Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Friends

25 years ago on 22 September the world witnessed the birth of one of the most iconic sitcoms of all time – Friends. Since then, we have followed the fast-paced lives of 6 adults in their mid-twenties as they struggled…

Rod Liddle – The Great Betrayal

The controversial journalist returns with a polemic that explains why Brexit hasn’t happened, and why it is unlikely to happen. But what – if anything – would Rod’s Brexit look like? It’s all maths, really. Not the ordinary democratic maths,…