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Film Review: Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips is the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years by Somali pirates. The film is a modern-day piracy thriller from Paul Greengrass, the director of United 93 and the second and third Bourne films. When you’re thinking about pirates and Hollywood, […]

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Book Review: Zombies From History

I’m not the biggest fan of zombies. While many of my friends love to fantasise about the undead apocalypse, regaling tales of how they would survive, where they would hideout, and which weapons they would use to decapitate the reanimated, I do not enjoy this exercise in imagination. This is because if zombies ever did […]

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Film Review: Riot From Wrong

Going into the screening of Fully Focused’s Riot From Wrong I knew almost nothing of the London Riots. I come from Philadelphia in the US. I was aware of what happened in August 2011, but had no idea about the “whys” and “hows” of the situation. My naïveté turned to shock when the film began; […]

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Book Review: Junebug

Cherie Doyen’s first novel Junebug was the most difficult ‘easy-to-read’ book that I have ever digested. It was an easy read thanks to its short chapters, simple language, and constant forward movement. It was difficult because of the subject matter. The story follows June through her adolescence, most of which consisted of sexual and physical […]

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Film Review: Pastiche

For those of you who haven’t watched Pastiche yet, consider yourselves lucky. Not for the reasons that you would think. I’ve had the pleasure of having to watch this film more than a couple of times while writing this article, but I quickly realised nothing compares to the first watch of Pastiche. Reading the synopsis […]

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Sexual health vox pop

A short vox pop video and improvised spoken word poem

A short vox pop video on the complex nature of domestic...