All posts tagged war

2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition @ Somerset House

London has long been viewed as a cultural hub, a diverse community representing a plethora of people from all different corners of the world. I am not even being biased […]

My Cat Yugoslavia by Pajtim Statovci

“Possibly the strangest book you have read for a while, but very enlightening and thought-provoking about some serious issues” In 1980s Yugoslavia, a young girl named Emine is married off […]

Lotte’s War by Lotte Moore

**An interesting and informative read about an infamous and dramatic event! ** Lotte’s War is both an autobiography and historical novel. Although short, it entails Lotte Moore’s life before, during […]

Rex Quondam Rex Que Futurus: Why We Should All Love the Arthurian Legend, Despite its Most Recent Adaptation

If you are enrolled on the SED’s Arthurian Literature course, you may agree with me when I say it has been a greatly enjoyable, but also greatly varied experience. We […]

Hotel Silence by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

Hotel Silence by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir: A reflective and uplifting novel about second chances – a must-read!   For Jónas, life has not been what he thought it would be. […]

Knock Knock, Who’s There, The Cinema of Despair: Why is Contemporary Cinema Afraid of a Little Misery?

Here’s a little trivia for you: what do 99% of modern, mainstream films have in common? Is it a famous star in the lead? Could be. Is it that it […]

The War on Violence – How Should the Great Conflicts Be Depicted in the Cinema?

Following the release of Dunkirk, a film that, as shown by its 12A certificate, shied away from graphic depictions of violence, I thought it prudent to open up the discussion […]

War for the Planet of the Apes Review – A Fitting Conclusion, An Emotional Rollercoaster and a Showcase for the Supreme Talents of one Andy Serkis

The third movie is always a difficult beast. How to cap off a trilogy? Finalise the narrative? Bring the character’s arc full circle? It’s a challenging prospect and has many […]

A Different Look at ‘La La Land’

Plato says “in metre and harmony and rhythm, [they] speak very well–such is the sweet influence which melody and rhythm by nature have… music puts upon colours”. Plato argues against […]