Part B Features

Alternative or creative features and comment pieces.

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…

An interview with the LSE graffiti artist

I guess we first want to ask about the location. How did you choose it and why? Well, a big part of the decision was definitely convenience. I had to avoid getting caught so I chose a spot that was…

If Time’s Up, Hollywood Must Address Its Gender Imbalance

This weekend Hollywood will honour the best films of the past year at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, but the composition of the nominees clearly indicates Hollywood’s problem with representation. Discounting the four acting categories for which the gender composition…

The Beautiful Humanity of Ambience: Why Stars of the Lid Are My Favourite Band

I started listening to ambient music purely for its functionality. I realised during my revision last year that I struggled to concentrate on working when listening to music with anything more than the most minimal rhythm. Perhaps, as a drummer,…

the art of old films

Old doesn’t mean the hard hitting box office slams of the 2000s or the love stories to the tune of Norah Jones albums from the 90s. It means black and white, shadows looming on walls, female protagonists delicately and dramatically…

Death of the Disposable

Over Christmas, in an attempt make the most of the short period of time between lectures and exams, I decided to restrict my social media usage. With Lent term exams looming and limited time to spend with friends and family,…

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