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The Cost of Living and Cinema

Today, people can access a tonne of films on their television with the touch of a button. You could argue that there is simply too much to watch. Much of it is disposable content, the type people can have on in the background whilst they are doing the washing-up or a crossword. However, due to […]

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Review: Hocus Pocus 2

For me, like many others, Halloween is synonymous with Kenny Ortega’s 1993 film, Hocus Pocus. When Disney announced the sequel, I had my doubts that they could recreate the energy and fun of the original, but I’ll happily watch anything starring Bette Midler. Unfortunately, Hocus Pocus 2 falls woefully flat in practically every way. This […]

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The BAFTAs 2022 Breakdown

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March The BAFTAs 2022 took place on the 13th of March. Here’s a run-down of everything you need to know about the UK’s most prestigious film awards ceremony. Throughout this awards season it has been Jane Campions’ The Power of the Dog vying with Denis […]

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Film

Cruella review: Two Emmas for the price of one

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Orphaned in London the young Estella, not yet Cruella,  meets her sidekicks for the rest of the film, the street thieves Jasper and Horace. She, along with her dog, joins their gang and takes part in many swish pick-pocketing sequences, aided by their adorable dogs. She is happy, but never lets go of […]

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Marvel produces real cinema

When someone asks you about the greatest cinematic accomplishments of all time, I doubt the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the first thing that comes to mind. Despite the MCU’s ceaseless success and each film in the franchise averaging at an almost billion dollars box office each, they have faced many critics, most notably being Martin […]

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Lifestyle

Fashion nostalgia: the clothes that made me

I hold a lot of memories in my clothes. I can tell you exact outfits that I wore on holiday, jumpers that I would keep for swimming training, t-shirts that I wouldn’t want to ruin so I would keep them permanently folded in my wardrobe. There are truly so many pieces that I love. However, […]

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Music

Driver’s License: a perfect storm of TikTok and Gen Z

Sometimes, success arrives slowly. It can take years to build a base, move forward, to finally catch fire. But sometimes, it all happens very quickly. Seventeen-year-old Disney darling Olivia Rodrigo is the latest artist to break out with such speed that if you blinked, you may have missed it. Her debut single ‘Driver’s License’ has […]

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The Mandolorian review: season two, episode one

If you’ve watched Breaking Bad, and binged on The Boys, but you’re still itching for a gritty high budget series where Giancarlo Esposito plays a sinister megalomaniac, then you might be in luck. Jon Favreau’s hit series The Mandalorian began again this week. It’s scarcely different to season one, with the first episode following a […]