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Film Review: Parasite

Focusing on the rich Park family and the poor Kim family who concoct a scheme to find jobs working for the Parks, Bong Joon Ho’s latest film Parasite is as much a film about architecture and levels as it is about the lives of families in different classes. The first shot we see is of […]Read More

Film Review: 1917

I wasn’t that excited to see 1917. Firstly, it’s a war film, which as a general rule I don’t get along with: patriotism, toxic masculinity, the waste of human life. And then the cast: stalwart after stalwart of the Serious British Drama Film, pale, male and stale. I despise war narratives that depict the Western […]Read More

Eyes Wide Shut: 20 Years On

In a short documentary that screened prior to the 20th-anniversary re-release of Eyes Wide Shut, Warner Bros. VP Julian Senior reveals how Stanley Kubrick was “fascinated by holidays.” The director, who notoriously developed a fear of flying, just didn’t see the appeal. “What’s the point of holidays? What do they do?” He couldn’t grasp the […]Read More

Politics or Popularity? What Did We Vote For?

It’s hard to ignore the media circus around this year’s election, and I say this year because they seem to be an annual thing now. Focus has been locked on the two main party leaders Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson with little else other than Brexit discussions piercing through the fog of this popularity contest. […]Read More

Five Excellent Investigative Podcasts that aren’t Serial or S-Town

If, like me, you devoured the hit podcasts Serial and S-Town and are in desperate need of new material to support your growing career as a detective, fear not. The podcast boom is still well and truly reverberating with many twisty, cerebral and gripping pods still emerging, drawing listeners in with their nuanced and perceptive observations of crimes that […]Read More

The Indiependent’s Ones to Watch This Summer

If you’re stuck in an office like me all summer with substandard air conditioning and an overwhelming sense of FOMO, a weekend festival is the perfect escape. Obviously the headliners are what initially convinces you to part with an extortionate amount of money to spend three days covered in either mud, suncream or beer (or […]Read More

Obituary: The Giant Who Stole All The Tonys, Harold Prince

No single figure in modern, popular theatre has been associated with the amount of ground-breaking theatrical hits that Broadway director and producer Harold Prince has. After passing away at the age ninety-one, working just under seventy years in the industry, he has left us with an unparalleled legacy of political and musical masterworks to enjoy, […]Read More

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