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Film

A Most Wanted Man

Despite its slight repetitiveness, A Most Wanted Man does have one constantly fresh aspect to it in the form of its central actor, the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who delivers an expectedly fantastic performance as the haggard head of a secret anti-terror unit.

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Film

From Hollywood to Holyrood?

The film situation can strike as the independence debate in microcosm. Scotland has talent and, as 2013 proved, can produce remarkable, highly varied films – it is a creative and dynamic nation.

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Culture Literature

Sorting through the books on the Independence Referendum

The Student has decided to compile a list of some of the most influential and well known contributions to the debate’s written platform, representing the views of both the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaigns.

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Culture Literature

Scottish Independence: the literary position

Scottish Independence: the future of the nation’s novelists

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Culture Theatre

The unknown future of Scottish Theatre

Does the theatre community of Scotland benefit from the Union?

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Art Culture

The pivotal moment for Scotland’s art scene

A closer look at the broader cultural implications of Scotland’s big decision.

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Cult Column Film

Cult Column

Dog Soldiers is the first of Marshall’s films where Scotland is the main theme, much like this week in fact.

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TV

The Brig Society

BBC Radio Four I was pleasantly surprised by Marcus Brigstocke’s The Brig Society, my expectations were low and my enjoyment was high. This episode focused on religion; Brigstocke’s aim was to create his own based on ‘niceness’. It was thirty minutes well spent; most of the jokes were laugh out loud funny, which was slightly […]