All posts tagged tension

‘And they lived happily ever after…?’

‘And they lived happily ever after…’ This is the ending line in most children’s fairy tales.  Young girls are taught to expect that they will grow up, find their ‘prince’ […]

Personal Platform: ‘I said it first. And last’

This piece is about the first time that you say you love your partner and the feelings aren’t mutual. The piece was inspired by sabrina benaim, a spoken word poet […]

Theatre Review: ‘Summer and Smoke’ by Tennessee Williams.

Rebecca Frecknall’s new revival of ‘Summer and Smoke’ by Tennessee Williams at the West End is absolutely raw and emotionally ravishing. The brick wall at the back of the stage […]

Review of Susanne Bier’s Birdbox.

Directed by Susanne Bier, Netflix original ‘Birdbox’ has received over 2 million views upon release and has generated a huge following. The film includes a notable cast, staring Academy Award […]

Exhibition Review: ‘I object – Ian Hislop’s search for dissent’.

Are you a natural rebel? A scandal-loving scallywag? A devious dissenter? Or perfectly provocative protester? If you are, then head down to the British Museum’s new exhibition, ‘I object: Ian […]

Review: Why Netflix’s ‘The Dragon Prince’ has no culture.

Netflix has just dropped season 1 of The Dragon Prince, a fantasy CGI animation from Aaron Ehasz, the head writer and director of the critically acclaimed Avatar: The last Airbender. […]

Exclusive Review of Shane Black’s ‘Predator’.

In 1987, Predator was released. Though not acclaimed at the time, it soon gained a strong fanbase and critical re-evaluation. Whilst one might initially dismiss it as a typical 80’s action […]

Book review: ‘The Mosul Legacy’ by Christopher Lowery

“The topicality of this novel is what makes it so poignant to read.” Mosul, Iraq, 2016 – once the defining moment of ISIL’s rise to power, but quickly becoming a […]

Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

“A classic whodunnit, Christie is the queen of crime!” – CUB’s perfect summer detective read   The first accident: a heavy picture that falls on Miss Buckley’s bed. The second […]