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…

Summer Cinema Round-up

Multiplexes had to contend with remarkably good weather and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Despite these pressures, audience attendance was strong in the ‘Summer of Brolin’ (or as I prefer, the ‘Summer of Seyfried’). And this is because of the…

Jeremy Corbyn or Theresa May: Who’s Right on Russia?

The poisoning of former intelligence officer Sergei Skripal in the heart of Salisbury has ground UK-Russian diplomatic relations to a halt. The Prime Minister has been steadfast in assigning responsibility to Moscow, and labelled the act as ‘An unlawful use…

North What It Seems: Making Sense Of The “Hermit Kingdom”

Deputy Features Editor Kyi Yeung Goh argues for an alternative strategy in approaching the North Korean conundrum The Democratic People’s Republic Korea (DPRK) or North Korea can be nominally defined as a Communist dynasty. The absurdity of this nomenclature is…