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Last Night in Soho: A Well-intentioned Mess

Rating: ⭐⭐ Edgar Wright’s much-anticipated new release, Last Night in Soho, is a visual extravaganza of a time-warping thriller on trauma, sexual assault, and righting the wrongs of our past. We follow aspiring fashion designer Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) as, upon moving to London, she begins to have vivid visions of Soho in the 1960s. Eloise’s […]

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Book vs Film: The Queen’s Gambit

If you’ve seen the mini-series The Queen’s Gambit, released on Netflix in October, then you already know it’s a powerful illustration of addiction, love, and ambition, as well as the only chess-based psychological drama you’ll likely ever consume. Although it would officially go on to become Netflix’s most-streamed limited series, the question remains – how […]

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A grandmaster’s chequered life: The Queens Gambit

What dimension involving a board allows a woman to be unquestionably all-powerful despite being saturated by men? For the moment, the chess board. Netflix’s The Queens Gambit is a retelling of a book of the same name by Walter Trevis. Playing the almost unbeatable ‘queen’ of chess, the ruthless and graceful Beth Harmon, is the […]