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The Beauty of Nomadland

Yesterday night, the 93rd Academy Awards were held in LA, in an understated, simpler ceremony than we are normally used to. It seems only right then, that the Best Picture winner isn’t a big, over-the-top production, but an uncomplicated film that captures the life of nomadic people in America. With director Chloe Zhao also snapping […]

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The National Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet – A Hybrid of the Arts

A year into a global pandemic, and theatres, cinemas and venues are still shut in most places around the world. Throughout this time, arts organisations have become more creative in the ways they bring their performances and shows to the public. Many resorted to the live-broadcasting on YouTube, but the National Theatre took it a […]

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REVIEW: Search Party’s Chaotic Season Four

The mysterious, dark comedy, Search Party, debuted in 2016 as a quirky and reasonably thrilling watch with a basic premise: four 20-something New Yorkers attempt to find a missing person who they barely know. Four seasons later, the premise still holds in some way or another, except this time, the missing person is anew. It’s […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Today We’re The Greatest – Middle Kids

“Hope is an underrated word” sings Hannah Joy on the first track of the Middle Kids’ sophomore album Today We’re The Greatest. The opening track is a surprisingly understated, emotional opener for the Sydney-based trio, but one that immediately grabs your attention. The acoustic-driven song is the first indication that the band is more confident […]

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REVIEW: One Night in Miami – Regina King’s powerful debut

Regina King has proved over the years that she is one of the best actresses around, with her performance in If Beale Street Could Talk being one of our favourites of the last decades. This year also saw the release of her feature film debut. Having already directed several episodes of different tv shows, One […]

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REVIEW: The dull and disappointing Mary Queen of Scots

The story of Mary Queen of Scots initially sounds riveting: Mary, smuggled from France, arrives back home, ready to claim the throne of both Scotland and England. Hereby, she threatens the Queen of England Elizabeth’s position of power. Both are strong women, with tumultuous relationships with men, trying to fight for respect. On paper, you […]

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REVIEW: The cheesy rom-com delight of Crazy Rich Asians

The premise of Crazy Rich Asians is that of anyone’s wildest dreams: the incredible guy that you are dating turns out to be part of one of the wealthiest families on earth and he also happens to be Asia’s most eligible bachelor. The film follows Rachel Chu (played by Constance Wu), a young economics professor […]

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REVIEW: Spike Lee’s powerful BlacKKKlansman

Spike Lee’s long-awaited new film, finally hit cinemas this past Friday and it has already stirred up many a conversation about racism and the current political situation in the United States. Because, even though BlacKKKlansman is set in the 1970s, based on the memoir Black Klansman by black police officer Ron Stallworth, the film feels […]

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This Must Be The Place Festival Review

The Belgrave Music Hall is one of the best venues in the country and is fast becoming one of Leeds’ most well-known gems. With its cozy snug bar, stunning rooftop garden and endless supplies of fresh pizza and loaded session fries, its the ultimate place to spend an idle weekend. So, its annual bank-holiday weekend […]

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A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN REVIEW: ‘A harrowing look into a Thai prison’

When walking out of the cinema after seeing A Prayer Before Dawn, chances are you will want a good drink to recover from what you’ve just seen. Based on the real-life story of Billy Moore (played by an incredible Joe Cole), who spend three years in one of Thailand’s most notorious prisons, it is a […]