Book Review: The Stone in My Pocket // Matthew Keeley

*This review will include spoilers* The Stone in My Pocket is a coming-of-age Scottish novel that tells the story of teenager Nathan who believes ghosts are speaking to him in the middle of the night. In a desperate attempt to find answers, Nathan joins a spiritual circle in the attic of his village bookshop, telling […]Read More

Trailer Released For ‘Cherry’ Starring Tom Holland

Apple TV+ has officially released a first look at the upcoming crime drama Cherry. It’s here, the latest collaboration between the Russo Brothers and Tom Holland. This time, they’re setting the Marvel Cinematic Universe aside for a new and highly anticipated adventure. Entitled Cherry, it follows the story of an army medic with PTSD, who […]Read More

Theatre Review: Walk of Shame // [email protected]

Trigger warning: this performance and review of Walk of Shame contains references to sexual assault and drug misuse. As part of [email protected]’s Season 2 line-up, Walk of Shame is a brilliantly thought-provoking, hard-hitting piece on the importance of sexual consent. Written by Stephanie Silver and Amelia Lovsey, and directed by Michelle Payne, the performance also […]Read More

‘Pieces Of A Woman’ Is A Harrowing Portrayal Of Grief:

TW: sexual assault, miscarriage, substance abuse (addiction/alcohol) Pieces of a Woman is an intensely personal story of a woman’s life that is upended by the death of her child following a traumatic home birth Harrowing and heart-breaking in tone, director Kornél Mundruczó explores the knotty subject of grief and its detrimental impact on mental health, […]Read More

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Soar Onto Disney+

Christmas came early for Marvel geeks as Disney’s Investor Day unleashed a tonne of announcements and updates, including a first look at multiple exciting up-coming MCU shows. This included the much-anticipated and long-awaited Marvel series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier which, originally, was set to premiere in August this year. Now expected to debut […]Read More

Theatre Review: The Glass Bell // Gondal Theatre Company

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Anne Bronte’s birth, Gondal Theatre Company (comprised of third-year students at the University of Leeds) celebrate and honour the “forgotten” Bronte sister with a self-devised performance of The Glass Bell. A play that gives audience members a complex and intimate portrayal of Anne Bronte – a woman whose work was often […]Read More

The Gallaghers Are Back In ‘Shameless’ Season 11 Trailer

We may be in the middle of a global pandemic, but that does not stop the Gallagher family from being, well, Gallaghers. The official trailer for the 11th and final, season of Shameless has dropped, giving us a tease of what to expect before we say a sad goodbye to everyone’s favourite dysfunctional family. For those […]Read More

Are Warner Bros Complicit In Johnny Depp’s Defamation?

TW: domestic abuse While the US election has dominated current affairs this past week, the film industry has also had its fair share of big news. Johnny Depp, in a letter to fans, revealed his resignation from the Fantastic Beasts film franchise at the request of Warner Bros. The news comes days after losing a […]Read More

Book Review: Hauntology // Merlin Coverley

By the acclaimed author of Psychogeography which has sold over 20,000 copies, Merlin Coverley is back with another book. Hauntology sets out to discover why contemporary culture is so preoccupied by the supernatural, so captivated with the past. In a period where we are nostalgic for the times before the pandemic, this novel is a […]Read More

First Trailer Released for Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches’

With Halloween just around the corner, Warner Bros has released the first official trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ rather extravagant-looking adaptation of The Witches. The Witches is based on the classic 1983 children’s novel by Roald Dahl, telling the story of an orphaned boy who discovers a coven of children-hating witches. With the help of his […]Read More

Louise Glück Awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

American poet Louise Glück has won the Nobel Prize in Literature for her “unmistakable poet voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” This makes Glück the 16th woman to win the prize, and the first American woman to win since Toni Morrison in 1993. The prestigious award is renowned for being awarded to […]Read More