Film review: My Brother the Devil

Sally El Hosaini’s ‘My Brother the Devil’ (2012) surrounds gang culture in Hackney, East London. The film follows two brothers Rashid (James Floyd) and his younger brother Mo (Fady Elsayed) through their involvement in gang DMG (drugs, money, guns). Rashid fronts the gang, yet as the film develops his friends name him ‘Houdini’ because they […]

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Best Blair Waldorf Quotes

Queen bee Blair Waldorf drives teen drama ‘Gossip Girl’, Cecily von Ziegesar’s character regularly shares words of teen wisdom. These are 10 of her best quotes for when you need a little motivation in life. 10) “I’m someone who’s not going to stop looking for love just because I’ve lost it.” 9) “People don’t write […]

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The Revenant Film Review

Alejandro Gonzàlez Iñàrritu’s ‘The Revenant’ is inspired by the experiences of Hugh Glass, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. The film follows Glass’s attempts to survive after a brutal bear attack and abandonment by his fellow hunters. The plot tends to mellow during the film, and is mainly carried through the camerawork. The film provides astounding cinematography […]

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David Tennant as Hamlet review

Gregory Doran’s Hamlet TV movie (2009) stars national treasure David Tennant. The film breaks the fourth cinematic wall as the characters speak directly into camera. Meaning Hamlet’s monologues are all the more emotional as Tennant performs them directly to you, the audience. The actor’s natural energy and enthusiasm are brought to the brooding, melancholic character […]

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Music legend David Bowie has died 

David Bowie has died at 69 years old, following an 18 month battle with cancer. According to a statement released across Bowie’s social media pages, the singer died ‘peacefully’ and ‘surrounded by his family’. Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones also confirmed his father’s death in a moving tweet, “very sorry and say to say it’s true. […]

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Kardashian Culture: Lip Fillers

The Kardashian family burst onto the scene in 2007 thanks to E! Reality tv show ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’. Last year, the youngest of the family, Kylie Jenner made headlines over the size of her lips. The lip-hysteria resulted in a teen trend of the ‘Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge’ in April where teens sucked […]

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‘Amy’ (2015) Film Review

Recently announced as being nominated for two Baftas, Asif Kapadia’s ‘Amy’ paints a revealing picture of the late singer’s rise and fall. The film documents Amy’s life through home videos and narration from the singer’s friends and family, showcasing everything from childhood birthday parties to candid clips of her in rehab. Through early recordings of […]

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Age of Loneliness: TV Review

Sue Bourne’s documentary follows individuals’ discussions of their loneliness after Britain was voted the “loneliness capital of Europe”. The programme showcases how common loneliness is, with a university student discussing her problems making friends, to a stay-at-home mother whose lack of – as she puts it – ‘adult conversation’ leads to serious spouts of loneliness. […]

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