Film Editor | Graciela Mae Chico Last March saw another successful year of the BFI Flare Film Festival, the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ film festival. The 33rd edition of Flare was opened by Chanya Button’s highly anticipated Vita & Virginia and closed by the European premiere of Justin Kelly’s JT LeRoy. Over the eleven-day festival, the BFI also programmed insightful talks such as Lethal Lesbians andTrans … Continue reading BFI FLARE: The UK’s Leading LGBTQ+ Film Festival at 33
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)
Student | Rita Mataruka Picture this: you, drenched in sweat, pathetically trying to work your glutes (so that you can obtain that Beyoncé bum you’ve always wanted) amidst a host of intimidating athletes, glistening and grunting their way through reps. Scattered amongst these professionals are beast machines, resembling closer to aliens than exercise equipment. For some, I just described your natural habitat. But for the … Continue reading Review: Our New Uni Gym
Editor | Cassandra Lau Last night, at Royal Holloway’s SU Main Hall was a display of the university’s most talented and creative individuals. Many societies showcased excerpts of their work and accomplishments, and the money raised these three nights will be going towards the Forest Estate Community Hub in Englefield Green. Photography Displayed around the hall were some of the Photography Society’s finest works. Abel Fenwick’s … Continue reading A Night At The Theatre: A Display of Royal Holloway’s Most Talented
Although widely credited to have been written off the back of a failed love affair, this analysis does a great injustice to Laura Marling’s fourth studio album ‘Once I Was an Eagle’. Continue reading Review: ‘Once I Was an Eagle’ – Laura Marling
Keaton Henson, is another addition to the growing cult of shy seemingly downcast bedroom poets, laying their distant voices and quasi autobiographical lyrics over quiet strings. Continue reading Album Review: Birthdays – Keaton Henson
By the time the band played ‘Helicopter’ the mosh-pit in front of the band had reached such catastrophic proportions that a friend of mine lost both of his shoes. Continue reading Live Review: Bloc Party @ Earl’s Court
“Where have you been my blue eyed son?”…begs the question of where protest songs stand nearly fifty years on from the release of ‘The Freewheelin’. Continue reading Is Protest Dead? The Freewheelin’ – Bob Dylan
Great Writing clashes with Didactics in Anders Lustgarten’s Black Mirror Continue reading Review at the Royal Court: Anders Lustgarten’s ‘If You Don’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You Sleep’.
Cat Kay walks us through Atwood’s diverse universe, and argues it’s not so dissimilar from our own Continue reading The Cat-alogue: Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ – Fiction, or a Real Threat?