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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Full disclosure: I have yet to meet anyone who loves Breaking Bad more than I do. I was thrilled when El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie was released on Netflix this month, six years after the show’s finale. Yet while the movie is enjoyable overall, it is also underwhelming. Whilst die hard Breaking Bad fans […]

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Farming

Adewale Akinnuoye-Abaje has produced a film that has the potential to be devastatingly brilliant. Yet Farming’s inconsistency disappointingly renders it nothing more than mediocre. Akinnuoye-Abaje attempts to tell the story of his traumatic childhood, wherein he found himself adopted by a working class white family in England whilst his parents continued to work in Nigeria. […]

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Film Reviews

Judy

The release of Judy has not received much fanfare, in stark contrast to last year’s musical Oscar bait, A Star Is Born, which incidentally once starred Judy Garland herself. Instead, the release of Rupert Goold’s introspective biopic, an adaptation of the play End Of The Rainbow, chronicling the end of Judy Garland’s life, has felt […]

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The Farewell

The Farewell starts by declares itself to be ‘based on an actual lie’. This ‘actual lie’ is one based on director Lulu Wang’s truth – previously told in a radio episode of This American Life in 2016 and here bought to life in her semi-autobiographical second feature. Billi (Awkwafina) is a New Yorker who immigrated […]

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Judy

The release of Judy has not received much fanfare, in stark contrast to last year’s musical Oscar bait, A Star Is Born, which incidentally once starred Judy Garland herself. Instead, the release of Rupert Goold’s introspective biopic, an adaptation of the play End Of The Rainbow chronicling the end of Judy Garland’s life, has felt distinctly […]

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Sport

Rugby World Cup Spotlight: can Tonga exceed expectations?

The stage is set. Rugby’s worldwide fanbase draws teams from hats, excitedly reading the names of South Africa, New Zealand and England from the back of torn pieces of paper. With as many victories as there have been tournaments shared between the top-tier teams, fans are filled with hope that their draw will lead them […]

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Festival Fringe

‘Everything it means to be Scottish and proud’: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019

For every Scot, the sight of Edinburgh castle up on its hill is one which always brings home a beating thud of patriotism. Two events in our home city amplify this feeling and both take place under the grandeur of that beloved Castle – Hogmanay and The Royal Military Tattoo. The evening encompasses everything it […]

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Concerning lack of BME students running for election in the Edinburgh University Students’ Association elections 2019

Every day, the authors of this article are impressed by the numbers of student activists organising on campus. We watch our peers engage with the politics of the university in both curricular and extra-curricular contexts. In recent years there has been an upsurge of initiatives led by students who defy the more accepted model of […]