Sorry to Bother You: Riches, Rewards and Rebellions in a Familiar Working World


Boots Riley’s directorial debut offers an outrageous take on modernity’s failures, but some may find its subject matter a little too familiar * Contains spoilers Boots Riley’s...

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Remorseless, Cathartic, Petty, but Just: Revenge Films Paving the Way to Oscars 2019


How upcoming Oscar contenders and Oscar snubs explored the types of revenge that make up our society By the end of the year, cinemas are dominated by high-end dramas, many hoping...

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In the Shadow of the Han


An eyewitness account from Xinjiang At the most unexpected moments, something is revealed that breeches the iron grip of life in China’s far-Western Xinjiang province. I find myself...

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Crazy Rich Asians: Colonial Curiosities and Exotic Fantasies


A landmark in ‘Asian’ representation on screen turns out to be less than revolutionary * Contains mild spoilers Many Asian Americans proudly turned out to support Crazy...

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The Handmaid’s Tale Fails to Challenge Patriarchy


The Handmaid’s Tale leaves no room for moral ambiguity in its characters, nor does it present a timely challenge to patriotism. During its two seasons The Handmaid's Tale, the series...

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Winston Churchill Is Haunting Our School Corridors


Students deserve to know what the British Empire did, and learning about Winston Churchill’s true character is the perfect place to start. At my school, a cardboard cut-out of Winston...

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Wake Up and Smell the Ashes: Climate Change Is Our Problem Now


Our consumerist generation must face the heat and bring about a shift in culture The UK’s heatwave looks to be breathing its last, and I write this enjoying a glorious rainy...

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