Review

Enron: Applaud for Fraud

Dinosaurs, scandal and the stock market: what more could you want? The LSE Drama Society opens the year in style. An energy company as the subject matter shouldn’t scare anyone off. It’s deeply, darkly funny and most importantly, accessible.  The…

Seven Worlds, One Planet – Attenborough’s most harrowing and astonishing documentary yet ★★★★★

Attenborough’s nature documentaries always establish a benchmark for all that follow. His latest, Seven Worlds, One Planet, is no different. It examines how humans have altered the ecosystems in each of the seven continents, with the message that we are…

Living with Yourself – thank you, next. ★★

Netflix does television insanely well. Anyone who has asked me about Sex Education or The End of the F****** World knows I feel strongly about this.  But don’t make the mistake of taking in these master-shows and putting blind faith…

The War of the Worlds – a long overdue British adaptation ★★★★

The first British TV adaptation of H.G. Wells’ acclaimed novel The War of the Worlds is set to be released on 17 November at 9pm on BBC One. I was lucky enough to attend its preview and talk to director…

End of the F***ing World – with a bang, not a whimper ★★★★

It’s not enough to say that being a teenager is awful and end the conversation there. Charlie Covell, creator of End of the F***ing World, thinks so too. Before I go any further: there are spoilers in this review, so…

BIIG PIIG: Ham-mer Time ★★★★

Jess Smyth (Biig Piig) released her newest EP, No Place For Patience, Vol. 3, on 1 November, and continues to provide the ultimate soundtrack for a cozy afternoon. This newest EP solidifies Biig Piig’s trademark style, following the example of…

Revisiting The Little Mermaid— 30 Years Afloat

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, a coming-of-age story loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale of the same name. While the latter ends tragically, the movie is a fantastical adventure in which our heroine,…

Monos – Monos Goes Bananas ★★★★★

Monos deserves all the praise it’s received. This is a film with stunning cinematography, riveting acting, and captivating themes. Directed by Alejandro Landes, Monos follows a group of child soldiers as they juggle their emerging adolescence with the strict rigidity…

What’s on in November? We’ve got your back!

What’s on in November? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! The run-up to Christmas is always an awkward one. But fear not: we’ve got you sorted with the latest films, TV shows, albums, plays, and books! FILM The Aeronauts, Le…

Rafiki – Love in a hopeless place ★★★

“[You mean] the whole church was watching me and what I was doing?” “Yes.” This exchange from Rafiki encompasses the core tension of the film: the fear of constant surveillance, the intrusive feeling that everyone is watching and disproving of…

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