Tag : Meryl Streep

Going Postal for the Post

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Arts Editor Steph Bennett reviews recent biopic ‘The Post’. A recently-released film detailing the huge and enduring coverup of The Vietnam War, The Post was a stunning arrangement that boasts not only a star-studded cast, but the incredible true story that journalists still struggle with today: freedom of the press. … Read More

#OscarsSlightlyLessWhite17 – The snubs and surprises

2 years ago / 0 comments

Just when you thought an American voter population couldn’t be more wrong, know that Suicide Squad is now Oscar nominated. The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday and, unsurprisingly, La La Land leads the pack. Damien Chazelle’s film equals Titanic’s fourteen nominations and if it can … Read More

Into The Woods takes a darker tone when it brings together fairy tales

4 years ago / 0 comments

Into The Woods is Disney’s next attempt at a darker fairy tale after the disappointingly average Maleficent. Thankfully, the film is an adaptation of the brilliant Stephen Sondheim’s musical and although not perfect, Into The Woods plays with the limits of what can constitute as a children’s film, and it … Read More

Film | August: Osage County – Simply works better as a play

5 years ago / 0 comments

Image: Jean Doumanian Productions It’s that time of year again when Harvey Weinstein trots out his chosen few films and frequently leads them to Oscar glory. August: Osage County is his offering this year, where the Weston family gathers together in their native state of Oklahoma for the funeral of … Read More

Books | Cheat's Guide to The French Lieutenant's Woman

5 years ago / 0 comments

Need something to drunkenly hold forth about next time your pretentious friends are round? Take note with our LSi Cheat’s Guide. This week: John Fowles post-modern, pseudo-Victorian tale of love and shame. Who? Charles Smithson Romantic lead. Young and bored heir to a minor estate and “gentleman scientist” (cos putting some real effort … Read More

Film | Freeview Flicks of the Week (02–09/09)

5 years ago / 0 comments

There’s always a wide selection of great films available on Freeview. And seeing as staying in is the new going out, TV presents the ideal opportunity to catch up on what you might have missed in the cinema. Plus, it saves you spending your student loan on DVDs and rentals. … Read More