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Film Review – Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey is widely regarded to be Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, a pretty impressive accolade considering he also directed classics such as Eyes Wide Shut, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining. It is praised for its storytelling, special effects and soundtrack; yet somehow, after first watching the film I was left confused and, I confess, a little bored. I …Read More


TV Show Review: American Horror Story – Cult

  Righting the wrongs of horror franchises across the world since 2011, Ryan Murphey and FX’s hit tv-show American Horror Story reappeared with their seventh season ‘Cult’ on the 5th September 2017. Never a show to shy away from controversial themes and always serving brutal honesty, the seventh instalment of the anthology lives up to …Read More


TV Review: Rick and Morty

Animations are not my first port of call when looking for a new TV show to watch but once I heard everyone and their mum raving about Rick and Morty, I had to see what all the fuss was about and I wasn’t disappointed. A reductive synopsis of the show would be to tell you …Read More


BBC Good Food Show Summer 2017

As a student, there are two things which hold a very important place in my day-to-day life; food and free stuff. Therefore, I was over the moon to discover that in my new role as Head of Arts, I am able to attend and review the BBC Good Food Show, an event dedicated to these …Read More


Review: Beauty and the Beast

What happens when the last petal falls? How can the curse be broken? Beauty and the Beast is a Disney musical fairy tale which was firstly introduced back in 1991. Since then, it has become an all-time favourite to all the spirits that never grow older. Every little girl has dreamt of the moment she …Read More


Theatre Review: Billy Elliot

After a twelve-year run on the West End, Billy Elliot comes to the Birmingham Hippodrome until April 29th. Many may have seen the film, but it was a packed audience whilst I was there – and rightly so. The triumphant story of Billy, an 11-year-old boy, who, with the help of his gutsy dance teacher …Read More


Review: Watch This Presents: Where We Buried the Doll, by Rebecca Chapman

Watch This – Society for Original Theatre presented the Guild with three nights of ‘Where We Buried the Doll’ last week, a fast-paced piece on the themes of power, twisted love, and public scandal. Protagonist Jane, a high-flying fashion photographer, is hit with a potentially ruining sex scandal, as her celebrity boyfriend Madson is accused …Read More


Review: Article19 Presents: The Tempest

‘A deserted island. A parent and their child scavenge for food. A lonely native slave collects wood for their fire. A mischievous fairy race runs rife. And a shipwrecked group of noblemen soon discover that this island is far less deserted than they thought.  Article19 Theatre Company is delighted to present William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’. …Read More


Television Review: Clique, BBC Three

BBC Three’s new psychological Thriller ‘Clique’ mimics the scandalous lives of young adults that American TV does so well.  Clique shares its creator, Jess Brittain, with Skins in BBC Three’s latest attempt to woo the 12-24 demographic. It is set in the student hub of Edinburgh, Scotland and follows two young girls, Holly (Synnove Karlsen) …Read More


From Madrid With Love

Known for its buzzing nightlife, there is no wonder that no city can live up to the constant energy and liveliness of Madrid. Madrid is a city that knows how to live for the moment. It is spontaneous, with a constant buzz always in the air. The mass vigour expressed from Spain’s capital city can …Read More