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Review: The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019)

Film Columnist | Erin Leonard Daniel Farrands adds another film to his portfolio with the release of a based-on-a-true-story piece about The Manson Family and the most well-known of their victims. The movie reorients itself in the mind of Sharon Tate in the weeks leading up to her death and creates a character out of her that draws the audience’s attention away from a somewhat … Continue reading Review: The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019)

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What does Captain Marvel mean for Women?

Charlie Harrington “Captain Marvel provides a role-model of female empowerment for young girls, as we should acknowledge that the superhero genre is ultimately marketed towards children.” Even before its release, Captain Marvel was a topic of widespread controversy on the internet as certain groups have called for boycotts of the female-led superhero film. Dozens of YouTube videos have emerged in recent weeks with titles such … Continue reading What does Captain Marvel mean for Women?

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Storytelling Competition Winners

Cassandra Lau | Editor Apologies for the suspense as The Founder, The Orbital and our judges have had to make some tough decisions. All pieces submitted were a pleasure to read, and watch. We have had submissions ranging from the Physics Department to the Psychology Department which is incredible! It just goes to show that creativity exists and stretches across every corner of Royal Holloway, … Continue reading Storytelling Competition Winners

10 Films To Watch for LGBT+ History Month

Film Editor | Graciela Mae Chico   Two years after the abolition of Section 28, an act which stated that local authorities “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” in February 2003, the month was declared LGBT+ History Month. The awareness month, led by Sue Sanders and Paul Patrick (Schools OUT UK Project), continues to this day. While … Continue reading 10 Films To Watch for LGBT+ History Month

Halloween Special: What are your teachers’ favourite thrillers?

Editor | Cassandra Lau This year, I thought it would be exciting for some of Royal Holloway’s professors, heads of department, lecturers, and researches to share with us some of their personal horror-thriller indulgences. Many have confessed to not being a fan of scary movies; however, there are some exceptional books and films that truly worth the post-horror paranoia. Stewart Boogert, Head of the Physics … Continue reading Halloween Special: What are your teachers’ favourite thrillers?

{Review} Welcome Home

Film Columnist | Samuel Mcloughlin Welcome Home sees Emily Ratajkowski and Aaron Paul unite as damaged American couple Bryan and Cassie attempting to mend their broken relationship with an idyllic trip to the Italian countryside. However, things turn sinister when their mysterious neighbour wedges himself between them. The story crawls to a start and the stilted and inorganic dialogue doesn’t help the time pass any quicker. … Continue reading {Review} Welcome Home

{Review} An Actor Prepares: Inconsequential Road Movie Hints at a More Interesting Film

Content Writer | Luke Hetherington After suffering a heart attack, alcoholic actor Atticus Smith (Jeremy Irons) embarks on a road trip with his estranged son Adam (Jack Huston) to reach his daughter’s wedding. Jeremy Irons is one of several British actors in their seventies (see Hopkins, Stewart, McKellan) known for the theatrical ability and often sought after to meet the ‘respectable old mentor’ casting necessity. … Continue reading {Review} An Actor Prepares: Inconsequential Road Movie Hints at a More Interesting Film