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Hollywood’s Glamorisation of Serial Killers

On the 21st of September, Netflix released Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. It’s the latest output from the renowned producer Ryan Murphy, the creator of American Horror Story. Like the many seasons of AHS, Dahmer features Evan Peters in its leading role, this time playing Jeffrey Dahmer, the notorious serial killer of the […]

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Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: This is Not a Show About Hong Kong Review

Tucked into the alcoves of Underbelly’s Cowgate venue, in a room with stone walls and arched ceilings, there is a fantastic play being performed for the Fringe. The room itself feels old and historic, but the play shown within is entirely new: a topical, fresh portrayal of life in currently oppressed Hong Kong. Produced by […]

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Burlesque and Cabaret Circus Fringe Variety

Fringe 2022: La Clique Review

‘La Clique’ is, in a word, enthralling. Having been to see one or two other circus-type cabaret shows at the Fringe, which were slightly disappointing, my expectations weren’t high upon arrival to the ‘La Clique’ Spiegeltent, and I didn’t expect to leave feeling particularly impressed. However, I was mistaken; born at the Fringe in 2004, […]

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Culture Edinburgh International Book Festival Literature

EIBF 2022: William Dalrymple, The Privatised Imperialists

On Sunday, as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, acclaimed author and historian William Dalrymple discussed his seminal work, published over a period of 20 years – The Company Quartet. In a talk that was both engaging and enlightening, Dalrymple delved into the history of the British colonisation of India and Afghanistan, with a […]

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Culture Film Reviews

Review: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Everything Everywhere All at Once. Informed only by a vague and uncertain synopsis of the trailer courtesy of my mum, wherein words like fantasy, sci-fi, and martial arts were thrown around, we made a last-minute cinema trip to what turned out to be one of […]

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Culture Film Reviews

Review: Cow

Andrea Arnold’s new film, Cow, is startlingly simple: it is an empathetic and moving portrayal of the dairy cow. Filmed over the course of four years, Cow follows the day-to-day life of a cow called Luma, in a series of close up shots that create a real sense of intimacy with the protagonist. Through the […]

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Culture feature Film

Modern-day censorship: A new ending to Fight Club in China

The cult classic Fight Club has just undergone a surprising change, to the chagrin of many viewers: a drastically altered new ending, which was recently uploaded by Chinese streaming site Tencent Video. The original ending in David Fincher’s film sees the Narrator kill off his alter-ego, Tyler Durden, who transpires to be a psychological projection, […]

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Culture Film

Nightmare Alley Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ “Nightmare Alley” is a feast for the senses, a visually delectable film filled with some rather unsavoury content. In simple terms, it could be called a retelling of the story of Icarus, as the protagonist, Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper), flies too close to the sun in his attempts to con dangerous people out […]