Tag : Stephanie Bennett

‘Justified Ruthlessness’: Peaky Blinders Episode 3 Review

11 months ago / 0 comments

We once more dive back into 1920s Birmingham and all the smog, swearing and danger that go with it. Overall, the episode was no different from any of the previous; satisfyingly violent as the story progresses. Now the villain of the season has been successfully established with the usual dramatic … Read More

‘V for Vendetta’: Peaky Blinders Season 4, Episode 2

12 months ago / 0 comments

If the tumultuous ending of season three that left audiences on a particularly sharp cliff-hanger was totally shocking, it didn’t come close to the alarming conclusion of the first episode of season four of Peaky Blinders. Episode two began with the aftermath; the blood, the smoke and the tension echoed … Read More

Treat Your Shelf – The Song of Achilles

12 months ago / 0 comments

Whether your shelf is bursting with books or the only covering is a particularly thick dust from disuse, you should definitely add at least one more to it. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller is, quite ironically, indescribably beautiful. What you might recall as a classic myth of Achilles … Read More

Treat Your Shelf: The Secret History – Donna Tartt

1 year ago / 0 comments

It is a truth universally and notoriously acknowledged that, as students, we suffer from crippling debt which threatens to impede upon pursuits of enjoyment. However, The Secret History by Donna Tartt is definitely one of those moments where you reconsider your bank statement’s horrific prognosis and decide to treat yourself. … Read More

Geostorm Isn’t Full of Awe; It’s Awful

1 year ago / 0 comments

Geostorm could have been mindless fun, but it fails to reach even those standards. With Gerard Butler at the helm of this fantasy science fiction, it was set to be just as exciting and impassioned as previous Butler-starring films, such as 300. Any predictions, however, would have been hopelessly dashed … Read More

Set to turn many heads: Ian McKellen to voice the demon in ‘The Exorcist’

1 year ago / 0 comments

From the intimate and sophisticated stage of Shakespeare’s King Lear at Chichester Festival, Ian McKellen truly proves that age is inconsequential when paired with sheer artistic talent. This month, McKellen will play the voice of the demon in a West End production of The Exorcist. Based on William Peter Blatty’s … Read More

In The Middle with Finuala Deazy

1 year ago / 0 comments

“Most English Literature students tend to be enamoured with the written word!” jokes Finuala Deazy, after I asked when it was that she realised she wanted to write. Speaking to the recent winner of the Alison Morland poetry competition was a genuine pleasure, as she revealed her methods and inspirations … Read More

England Is Mine Review

1 year ago / 0 comments

Stephanie Bennett gives us the rundown on the controversial biopic every indie fan will want to see. The recently-released biopic about the teenage life of Morrissey in the 1970s manages to capture not only his pretentious dramatism but somehow succeeds in making it charming. Despite this, the film has drawn … Read More

Leeds Art Gallery: Is lack of funding becoming a prominent problem?

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Leeds Art Gallery has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign in the hopes of raising £17,000 in thirty days so that artist Lothar Götz can create a contemporary, abstract painting as Leeds City Gallery reopens in October. The Art Fund’s Art Happens Initiative will hopefully fund the ‘immersive and site-specific … Read More

Review: The Lost City of Z

2 years ago / 0 comments

Director James Gray’s adaptation of the true story of Col. Percival Fawcett’s obsessive exploration of the Amazon in the 1920s to discover the lost civilisation of ‘Z’ is somewhat muted and detached. Almost anti-climactic in its slow perusal of the dangers of the jungle, the film isn’t striking nor particularly … Read More