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Art Culture

Edward Hopper: ‘The Art of Isolation’

Stella Lyons’ lecture The Art of Isolation delves into the narrative power of Edward Hopper’s art, and what aspects of his personal life, and painting technique, made so many of his pieces vehicles for storytelling. Nowadays, the word “isolation” conveys the confinement of one’s room, video calls, and the “what ifs” and “this time last […]

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Film

Wes Anderson The Movie

After the two year long wait that followed Isle of Dogs and the longer, six year gap since Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson comes back with The French Dispatch, delivering exactly what his growing mainstream-hipster hybrid fanbase expected. The trailer is a procession of Wes Anderson staples: slow, witty dialogue mumbled by hot people made up […]

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Film Reviews

Little Women

All of us who grew up wishing they were the fifth March sister tentatively take our seats at the cinema, hoping for our imagination to be translated onto the screen with the same vibrancy, faces and decor. Greta Gerwig knows this, and essentially her message is, well, this is what Little Women looked like inside […]

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Film

Why Greta Gerwig’s award snub is not a surprise

For the second year in a row, the Oscars have failed to include any female directors in its list of nominations. On paper, this seems like a sad coincidence — except when we remember it hails from a long history of snubbing women as best directors, with only five nominations in the Academy Awards’ 91 […]

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TV

Looking For Alaska

This October sees HBO realise the series adaptation of John Green’s 2005 novel Looking For Alaska that has been keenly awaited for over a decade.  The story is told from the perspective of Miles “Pudge” Halter, an awkward teenager who enrols at a boarding school hoping for adventure and excitement. There, he meets Alaska, a […]