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Glass Onion Review: Those ‘Knives’ Need Sharpening

Beatrice Ricketts considers whether the latest mystery film from Netflix lives up to Agatha Christie's novels.

Vivienne Westwood: Cultural Provocateur and True Original

Iseult de Mallet Burgess looks back on the life and work of the late icon, activist, and trailblazer Dame Vivienne Westwood.

“Who am I, and who do I love?”: Neil Bartlett’s adaption of Orlando

Ursula White reviews Neil Bartlett's adaption of Orlando at the Garrick Theatre starring Emma Corrin as Orlando.

Confessions of a Theatre Kid: Debunking The Myth

"This problematic and relentless framing of the theatre kid as marginalised or an 'underdog'... misses the fact that the arts are propped up by privilege."

Christine McVie: Fleetwood Mac’s rock ‘n’ roll romantic

"Charged with hope and joy, aching with romantic wisdom, [McVie's songs] are the songs of a woman who has lived and loved."

Glass Onion Review: Those ‘Knives’ Need Sharpening

Beatrice Ricketts considers whether the latest mystery film from Netflix lives up to Agatha Christie's novels.

Vivienne Westwood: Cultural Provocateur and True Original

Iseult de Mallet Burgess looks back on the life and work of the late icon, activist, and trailblazer Dame Vivienne Westwood.

“Who am I, and who do I love?”: Neil Bartlett’s adaption of Orlando

Ursula White reviews Neil Bartlett's adaption of Orlando at the Garrick Theatre starring Emma Corrin as Orlando.

Confessions of a Theatre Kid: Debunking The Myth

"This problematic and relentless framing of the theatre kid as marginalised or an 'underdog'... misses the fact that the arts are propped up by privilege."

Christine McVie: Fleetwood Mac’s rock ‘n’ roll romantic

"Charged with hope and joy, aching with romantic wisdom, [McVie's songs] are the songs of a woman who has lived and loved."

“A thrilling look into disjunctive relationships”: Fêtid Review

"Morgan’s multi-faceted script offers a combination of dark comedy and depth which keeps the audience consistently intrigued."

Surrealist Film Review: Fellini’s 8½

"It is where Fellini blurs the lines between fantasy and reality that he has produced an authentic filter of a man’s consciousness."

Knee Deep

the night to hear the sky to let the world run through the veins to let it all of it run through the veins Image Credit: Debby Hudson via Unsplash.

His Dark Materials exhibition in Oxford museums brings Lyra’s world to life

Props from the BBC’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy have gone on display this week in Oxford museums.  Together, exhibits at Pitt...

“Refreshingly ambiguous” – Review of Wishbone

"Wishbone offers an insightful and tender portrayal of the complicated emotions tied up in a relationship".

‘After Life’: A review

After Life was an understated joy – a brilliant, bittersweet highlight of Week 7.

“In here, it’s just pretending…”: ‘Posh’ and the brilliance of impersonation.

At the end of it all, the audience are left in the wake of their destruction, while tellingly, most of the boys have left the scene, unscathed. 

A Clockwork Orange: “Kubrick’s masterclass of surrealism, disillusion and delinquency”

A Clockwork Orange remains an absolute classic to this day... It represents the best of Stanley Kubrick’s vision and surrealism, and marks itself as completely unique. These types of movies represented a mental workout for the viewer, a way to leave the cinema bamboozled and desperately craving for a rewatch.

“Staying in the trouble” at Oxford

“Staying with the trouble”. This was a quote from feminist geographer and all-round academic queen Donna Haraway (2016), cited in Elwood and Leszczynski’s (2018)...

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