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The Oscars, Bathed in Moonlight – Is the Academy Heading in the Right, Representative Direction?

The Oscars are perhaps the most celebrated film awards ceremony. They are supposed to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements, judged by the Academy’s voting membership. However, they are historically problematic […]

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The Good, The Bad and The Patriotic – What Clint Eastwood Can Learn from Kathryn Bigelow in Representing America

Clint Eastwood’s newest release, The 15:17 to Paris, has come under recent fire for its overt, treacly patriotism. While the heroes who inspired and in fact star in the film […]

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Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri Review – Frances McDormand is Formidable in Martin McDonagh’s Darkly Funny Drama

RAPED WHILE DYING. AND STILL NO ARRESTS? HOW COME, CHIEF WILLOUGHBY? It’s with these three sentences that fired-up mother Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) wages war against the Police Force of […]


What Does Modesty Mean to You?

On Thursday 7th December the London Universities UCL, LSE, Imperial, Kings College and Queen Mary are hosting a collaborative modest themed fashion show at Senate House. The show is open […]


Gay Times Editor Fired As Offensive Tweets Are Uncovered

Newly appointed Gay Times editor Josh Rivers lasted less than one month in the role, before his twitter history of racist, misogynistic, anti-Semitic and ableist views was revealed.   It […]

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How Accessible is Frieze Art Fair?

Following our review of the Sculpture Garden in Regent’s Park, I went along to Frieze London’s Fair, an annual October event that punctuates the calendars of art collectors and enthusiasts […]


Terrifyingly Divisive Memes for Really Confused Political Teens

I was recently asked at work to name all the US states that I could on the map, and, if possible, locate them. I named seven, and got four right […]

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Detroit: A Film with a Real Message at the Right Time

Amid the recent events regarding police brutality in the U.S., Kathryn Bigelow commemorates the 50th anniversary following the Detroit riots and the Algier’s Motel police shootings with her newest release: […]

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Director Tony Scott, Clairvoyant? – How Crimson Tide Can Serve as a Lesson to Us and the Powers that Be    

The first time I had seen this tense submarine thriller, I thought it was an exciting, well-acted and ideologically challenging piece of filmmaking.  However, when I recently revisited it, I […]