Review

JHS: The Hero’s Journey

Human change and transformation doesn’t just occur on screen… Choke! Choke! Choke! Choke! Stop being so fucking weak! You’re a bum. A rapper. A ballet dancer. A boxer. While very different in many respects, the protagonists of ‘8-Mile’, ‘Black Swan’…

JHS: The Art of the Double Reversal

When the antagonist and hero learn from each other, we get a work of exceptional quality and powerful message… Two warriors enter the clifftop edge, bruised and broken from their climactic fight. Killmonger and T’challa. This is the end of…

JHS: Warrior vs King

Exploring conflict through archetype in Damien Chazelle’s ‘Whiplash’ Many seek power over others. Others seek power over themselves. These values aren’t separate. They fuel and propagate each other. And in Damien Chazelle’s scintillating 2014 drama ‘Whiplash’, they collide. ‘Whiplash’ is…

The week’s movie news

Lucas Hedges to play Shia LaBeouf in “Honey Boy” Lucas Hedges, who received an Oscar nomination last year for his supporting role in Manchester by the Sea, is set to play a younger Shia LaBeouf in a biopic LaBeouf wrote…

Gwenno review: ‘Le Kov’

Gwenno’s newest album, Le Kov, sounds like the place she describes. Rugged yet soft, with hints of traditional Cornish folk, but echoed in synthesisers, and layered with sound in a way that gives it an aura of simplicity. Through the…

The thoroughly wicked “Thoroughbreds” is your Easter Holidays must-watch

Thoroughbreds (2018) dir. Cory Finley, starring Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy and Anton Yelchin Childhood friends Amanda (Olivia Cooke) and Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) are reunited as teenagers, but after years apart it seems as though they have nothing in common anymore. Lily…

Bravo, A24

Question: What do ‘Locke’, ‘Under the Skin’, ‘Ex Machina’, ‘The Lobster’, ‘Room’, ‘The Witch’, ‘Moonlight’, ‘It Comes At Night’, ‘The Florida Project’, ‘The Disaster Artist’ and ‘Lady Bird’ have in common? Let’s start with the blindingly obvious – they are…

Review: Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy

Twin Fantasy was originally released on Bandcamp in 2011. Recorded by singer/songwriter Will Toledo on a budget of approximately zero (through his laptop microphone), it was an internet hit on Reddit and 4chan. Seven years and a record deal later,…

“A Fantastic Woman” explores love, loss and strength

A Fantastic Woman (2017), dir. Sebastián Lelio, starring Daniela Vega Grief is difficult to handle, but no one allows Marina Vidal (Daniela Vega) the time and peace to properly grieve after the sudden passing of her partner Orlando. As a…

Calcutta Makes the Cut

Calcutta Street, Fitzrovia 3.5/5  Calcutta Street is situated in nouveau chic Fitzrovia, just a short walk away from Goodge Street station and only 20 minutes away from campus. The restaurant is small but cosy, making the most out of the…

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