October 27, 2020

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Never has a horror film been so eerily pertinent as “The Shining” on its 40th anniversary. In the age of COVID-19, isolationism and cabin fever are lived daily experiences for many of us. This makes the multifaceted message of the film, about...

October 23, 2020

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Imagine a society defined by mass pollution, rampant corporate greed, brutal inequality, rise of big tech and run-down cities. No, I am not talking about our society – I speak of the world the people of “Blade Runner” inhabit- where all the...

October 14, 2020

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After two decades, Amy Sherman-Palladino’s beloved series Gilmore Girls continues to touch fans across the world with its family-oriented story, romantic sub plots, and tongue-in-cheek comedy.  And with the 20th anniversary here, it’s time to look...

June 7, 2020

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As a teenager, I had always assumed that Fight Club was an orgy of excess and violence; largely mindless but nonetheless occasionally whispered about on the school playground. Truthfully, those school-ground discussions were likely refer...

March 9, 2020

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The opening scene of Justified shows US Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens walking into a bar in Miami and briefly conversing with a known criminal before shooting him dead. That description might seem a little casual, but the show treats the se...

February 13, 2020

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‘What’s your road man? – holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It’s an anywhere road for anybody anyhow.’

Jack Kerouac was able to turn the dull into the extraordinary. Sal Paradise, a fictional inspiration for...

January 31, 2020

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“You never get a happy ending, ‘cause there’s always more show. I guess until there isn’t” - BoJack Horseman

BoJack Horseman might be the most celebrated adult-aimed cartoon of all time. Debuting in 2014, it focuses on the misadventur...

January 1, 2020

The 2nd entry in a new series, spotlighting the University of Kent students’ favourite books of the 2010s.

Deliberate, thought provoking, with a flair of humour that is characteristic of the comic, Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime is a must read book of the decade. While it h...

November 12, 2019

The story goes something like this; director Hideaki Anno was out drinking with a representative from King Records, when he was offered a collaboration between King Records and Gainax Studios; with Anno being guaranteed a time slot for “Something, anything”. Anno, who...

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