Part B Features

Alternative or creative features and comment pieces.

A Work (not) in Progress

I am a work not in progress A haphazardly constructed script  Archived on the writing desk  Never to be thought of or pondered But to be locked away in the cupboard  Lest anyone attempt to trace I am a work…

Dr. Shirley Tate and Black Academia

For Black History Month, I would like to shine a spotlight on Dr Shirley Anne Tate, an author, academic, and feminist. Her book Black Skins, Black Masks, (a re-imagination of Frantz Fanon‘s Black Skin, White Masks) focuses on recorded everyday…

Toni Morrison: The Power of Truth and Language

Toni Morrison died on August 5, 2019, at the age of 88. Morrison‘s work shed light on truths of American society that were largely missing from mainstream literature. Morrison’s writing was both popular and illuminating; her work forced many to confront American realities that they were not ready to.

On Beauty, Disappointment, and The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

When I read Mishima’s novel, the Golden Pavilion mystified me. But seeing it in person was a different story. No one warns you about the beam of sun burning on your skin, or the sea of crowds barring you from an uninterrupted viewing.

Femininity is not a Weakness

In 2019, women are widely accepted in the Western world as equally valuable in potential, ability, and rights relative to men, in contrast to men’s history of privilege. But is this only a formality?

The Unlikely Epics

“Lawrence of Arabia”, “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “Star Wars” are amongst the most famous examples of epics. Even if you have not seen them, you have certainly heard of them. The genre holds a special and elusive position in…

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…

“Tell the stories true to you and people will understand” – Sandra Seeling Lipski

As the curtain closes on the London Film Festival, it rises in Mallorca. I had the pleasure to discuss the Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF) with its founder and director, Sandra Seeling Lipski. Lipski was born in Berlin and…

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…

ozzie

Drip…Drop…Drip…Drop… Oswald hates the water. He hates how it drips endlessly into a puddle, growing ever larger. It drips when it rains and it drips a little less when it’s dry. He put a bowl underneath, but it overflowed. So…

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