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A Different First Lady

This article was originally uploaded on the 21st March War is an inherently masculine concept. It embodies all the tropes and values that traditional masculinity promotes. War values violence, egos, a lack of compassion, a ‘man up’ attitude. This is often seen in the way war is portrayed in the media, in speeches by (usually […]

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How has Netflix changed the way we understand entertainment?

For the third year in a row, Netflix Films are leading the race in this year’s Academy Awards nominations. 27 appearances in all major categories, show signs of the studio’s dominance in the movie industry and confirm the company has come a long way since it was introduced to the world. But how did this […]

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And the Oscar Goes to…

Midway through the awards season, nominations for the 94th annual Academy Awards were announced on February 8th with surprises, consternation, and excitement in all categories. Despite low ratings, the Oscars still cause a buzz in the film community, and it looks like it’s going to be an interesting ceremony.    The catchphrase for the Oscars this […]

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Review: Scottish Opera’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mischief and magic abound in the Scottish Opera’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Fairies munch on Kellogg’s cereal, human men transform into dancing donkeys, beds rise into the sky, and tousled-hair children run wild. This world of mayhem is not one to miss.  The Scottish Opera has done great justice to Shakespeare’s comedy and Benjamin Britten’s following […]

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How Diverse are the 2022 Oscar Nominations?

After last year’s virtual award ceremony, this year’s Oscars will return to its home of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on the 27th of March. Though tuning in at 1 am in the UK may not be the most appealing idea, the results of these awards will reveal how seriously the film industry is attempting […]

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Movies to be Excited About in 2022

If all goes well, this new year of movies will feel a lot smoother than the last two. Although 2021 successfully hosted the return of cinema-going and the final few infamously covid-delayed releases, it always felt like a second attempt at 2020, a sequel instead of a stand-alone movie. 2022 will surely not be another […]