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Alien: Covenant

It would be fair to say that 2013’s Prometheus failed to answer most of the questions which have been bugging fans of Alien since the very beginning. This meant that…

Council gives temporary housing to mother of three hit by benefit cap

Following local protests, Melissa Gaynor, a mother of three forced to leave her privately rented home due to a cap on her benefits, has been provided with temporary housing by…

Jane Eyre

The National Theatre’s touring adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre is two acts of impeccably well-crafted staging, acting and audio that captures the intent and spirit of the novel while…

A guide to voting in the 2017 general election

Students of the University of Edinburgh will be some of the most powerful in the country on Thursday 8 June. The constituency of Edinburgh South is the only Scottish constituency…

Lady Macbeth

“Are you cold?” “No”. “Are you nervous?” “No”. From these first words it is clear that the new Mrs Lester will not be easily worn down. Based on the 1865…

Raw

I should begin by clarifying that Julia Ducournau’s Raw is not for the faint-hearted. The camera greedily gorges itself on all things bodily, whether it be eye-licking, a pissing contest,…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

There is a moment in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 when, after arriving on an alien planet, the film’s hero is told he can control all matter on it.…

Going in Style

Going in Style, the latest offering from Scrubs star-turned-director Zach Braff, is something of a puzzle – it manages to mix comedy, tragedy and action, but never quite decides which…