Film

The glorification of on-screen criminals

December 9, 2020

The influential power of movies and tv shows on audiences is widely underrated, as people can become influenced and shape their ideals around a particular character and their actions.

Music

Miley Cyrus reinvents herself once again

December 9, 2020

Cyrus is constantly going through reinvention, but her prowess as a distinguished vocalist, fused with her ability to transcend as an artist, remains the same.

Television

Goodbye Trump, is it goodbye SNL ?

November 25, 2020

For some viewers, SNL’s response to the Trump era and their political sketches grew tiresome, fairly quickly. So, in a post-Trump era, it is naive of us to expect SNL to move on.

Television

I’m in Wales, get me out of here

November 25, 2020

Although the show has had a major change, Ant and Dec have come back to television screens across the UK and Ireland with the same enthusiasm as every other year.

Music

Spotify doesn’t care about you

November 25, 2020

This heinous undervaluing of music is disgusting, to say the least, however, Spotify has a great solution to help out!

Music

Kylie dances her way through the pandemic

November 25, 2020

With all of the chaos and distress of 2020, especially amid the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, Kylie Minogue’s “Disco” is a glimmer of hope that life will return to normal again.

The Hype

2020’s best true crime podcasts

November 25, 2020

The brief insight we receive into the person’s background, paired with the intricate detail she describes the facts in humanises the case.

Film

The eerie times in Netflix’s Rebecca

November 11, 2020

The movie takes many twists and turns of its own and shows a lot more depth than you originally think. It tells a strong story of a woman so in love that nothing can break her.

Film

No souls in the cinema for Soul

October 28, 2020

The fact that Disney keeps releasing movies meant for theatrical release on their streaming platform, shows that they aren’t committed to the theatrical release model

Television

Emily in a stereotype of Paris

October 28, 2020

While you might choose to tune in for the bright outfits and scenic backgrounds, the inaccuracy and blatant racism are too prevalent to ignore.

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The Trial of Aaron Sorkin’s latest movie

October 28, 2020

Sorkin can get away with his rose-tinted view of American politics with his acclaimed television show The West Wing, however, doing this with an important event of 1960s counterculture feels at best misguided and at worst a cynical reframing of huge figures in the anti-war movement’s motivations and manifestos.

Television

Bly Manor’s Love Story

October 28, 2020

Four different love stories are told throughout the show, none of them ending particularly well, however, each is unique and captivating.

The Hype

How art can help during COVID-19

October 28, 2020

The pandemic has taught us to appreciate the simple things in our lives, art and exploring the creativity it brings, shows the importance of art in our lives

Film

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

October 28, 2020

Attenborough’s latest venture “A Life on Our Planet” functions as a sort of cautionary tale, but rather than it being old folklore – it’s happening right in front of our eyes, which is a far scarier narrative

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The incredible power of street art

October 28, 2020

This is the hallmark of street art and it is the power no other form of expression can master: it says so much without saying much at all.

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How the 2021 budget will affect the Arts community

October 28, 2020

The arts and music industry are not traditionally considered as an important aspect in the budget but with COVID-19 disallowing all festivals, live concerts, club nights and theatres, it is one of the most damaged industries over the last few months.