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Dirty Grandpa

In not exactly the most innovative or interesting attempts at comedy, Robert De Niro’s raunchy, foul-mouthed Dirty Grandpa may not mark the beginning of a new golden age in his career, but it certainly won’t do anything too terrible for it either. After the death of his wife, Dick Kelly (De Niro) tricks his straight-laced […]

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Creed

  Creed follows Adonis (Michael B. Jordan), the son of Rocky’s friend Apollo Creed from an extramarital affair, who looks at his heritage as bearing the burden of a legacy he has to fight to earn. From a juvenile detention centre, Adonis is adopted by the wife of his father, who died in the ring […]

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Suffragette is not representative enough

The struggle of women in the early 20th century to gain the right to vote cannot be forgotten- their courage and sacrifice is something today’s feminists owe so much of their freedom to. But Suffragette, the film released this month that follows some of the events leading to the victory, has a whitewashing problem that […]

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Sicario

Sicario – Mexican slang for hitman, as the title card tells us – is a gripping, brutal thriller set in the heart of Mexico’s drug wars. From the opening scene where a hostage rescue team discovers nothing but rotting corpses and rigged explosives, the film’s unrelenting tension and bleak outlook provide a discomforting but fascinating […]

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Time for debate on UK meat regulations

Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow environment secretary Kerry McCarthy, a self-described “militant” vegan, has caused concern among farmers with her recent statement that meat eaters should be treated like smokers – and that there should be public campaigns encouraging people to reduce the amount of meat they consume. McCarthy’s strong personal views, that should in no way […]

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Desertification and climate change will exacerbate future refugee crises

The government’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis has been rightly criticised as an incredibly poor reaction to an increasingly desperate situation, but this may only be a glimpse of the catastrophic displacement of people that our current climate situation is quickly moving us towards. In a report published by the Economics of Land Degradation, […]

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The Face of An Angel

Inspired by the infamous 2007 murder of English student Meredith Kercher and the conviction of her housemate Amanda Knox, The Face of An Angel attempts to explore why people are so fascinated with the death of strangers. Focusing on a group of tabloid journalists at the time of the trial, the film explores the blur […]

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My Name Is Salt

My Name Is Salt follows a family who have moved their whole lives to Little Rann of Kutch in the state of Gujarat, India, where for eight months every year they make their living from the gruelling, arduous work of salt mining. The documentary follows every step of the immensely difficult process while keeping its […]