Little Women: Greta Gerwig’s Bold New Adaptation


Despite the sexism that plagues mainstream awarding bodies, Greta Gerwig’s exceptional directing of Little Women has ensured that the film is classic yet current, portraying memorable...

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Poem: What They Don’t Know Is


after Dennis O’Driscoll That this cannot be avoided by everyone wearing protective glasses. That the contents of their half-full cups are about to evaporate. That the University...

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The Economic Goals of Labour’s Manifesto Are Achievable – and Necessary


The UK Labour Party’s large-scale investment in public services is the economically viable transformation we need This election is about delivering a major policy overhaul, which...

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The Murky Coastal Waters of this Isle: New British Film Releases


Four new British films to catch on the big screen As election fever takes hold and a weary populace is asked to steer the country away from the current political decade, we at The Platform...

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Immigration, the Colour Bar and the Bristol Bus Boycott


The Bristol Bus Boycott should be remembered as a pivotal campaign that challenged racial discrimination in Britain, as we witness the Windrush generation face renewed challenges. In...

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Korean Cinema Scholars Preview the London Korean Film Festival of 2019


Three scholars preview the London Korean Film Festival for The Platform, which, this year, marks the centenary of the first Korean film made. The Korean Film Festival of 2019 marks...

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The Exonerated Five: How Ava DuVernay Captured a Harrowing History and Captivated Netflix Audiences


Ava DuVernay’s moving mini-series broke Netflix records and portrayed the very real consequences of a centuries-old racist myth. Upon learning of the success of her 2019 Netflix...

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