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Binge-Worthy TV Recommendations

The Christmas holidays are nearly over – but it’s not all bad news. Need a new show to binge before you get back to LSE? Here are some recommendations to avoid the arduous problem of scrolling through Netflix for an…

“The Favourite”: the period drama genre sharpens its teeth

Rachel Weisz perched seductively on Olivia Colman’s lap, both dressed in Stuart-era attire. Emma Stone shooting a pigeon, splattering blood over Weisz’s face. Colman, Weisz and Stone taking a mud bath together, making moustaches with the filth they bathe in.…

“Support the Girls” director on the pitfalls of optimism and the underrated Regina Hall

In Support the Girls, Lisa is a manager of a sports bar similar to Hooters where a particular type of service is expected from the all-female wait staff. Lisa has a continuous strength and inexplicable optimism. Her employees are her…

2018 in Film: What You Missed and What Is Yet To Come

Whilst you were splashing your student loans on Avengers: Infinity War and Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom, some good cinema went under your radar. Here are a few picks of what you might have missed and what is new.   What you missed Shirkers…

2018’s Top Ten Films

The Review staff writers came together to decide this year’s top ten films and to highlight some of 2018’s biggest disappointments.   10) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (wri-dir. Martin McDonagh) I’d like to reflect on one scene, by far…

Drama Society’s “The 39 Steps” Draws Raucous Laughs

The Beaver reviews Drama Society’s final production of the Michaelmas Term: The 39 Steps is a fiery comedy that showcases LSE’s long-lost ability to laugh. The 39 Steps is Archer and Monty Python set to the backdrop of a tense…

Dog Docs: For All The Good Boys We’ve Ever Loved

The new Netflix original documentary series is a treat (pun intended) for everyone. You’d be silly to think it a mere compilation of cute, dopey dog clips. Dogs is a six-part docu-series with each episode focusing on a different dog.…

Daughters – Back with a Vengeance

You Won’t Get What You Want is the first album from the band Daughters since their self-titled record in 2010, shortly after they announced an indefinite hiatus. It picks up from where the previous one left off – showing a…

“Bohemian Rhapsody”: Is It Worth Your Time?

Something I didn’t expect happened while I was watching the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody: I started enjoying myself. Not that I wasn’t looking forward to revisiting Queen’s classics, or that I was overly influenced by the movie’s numerous detractors.…

One Roti King To Rule Them All

When you lay claim to the throne of a dish, it’s a brave move. It’s important to have the necessary goods to back it up. Having dabbled with princes, princesses and various other members of roti royalty and aristocracy, I…