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An Age of Archives: What Rookie can teach us about the internet

You may have heard the name Tavi Gevinson last autumn when her article for New York Magazine ‘Who Would I Be Without Instagram?’ went viral. In an overdue call to end the assumption that social media dictates ‘realness’, the 23-year old writer-turned-actress-turned-internet presence aired her dirty laundry about the way Instagram fuels a facade, then revealing how Read More…

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Love Is Blind: A Social Experiment Gone Wrong

The opening two episodes of hit dating show Love Is Blind draw all too familiar parallels with what we are coming to recognize as our new societal discourse. The set up: ten men and ten women must date each other over a series of days, the caveat being that they cannot touch or see each other Read More…

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What We’re Into This Week: 01/03/20

Film – Emma Jane Austen’s Emma is my favourite novel, so I had high expectations coming into the new adaptation. I have to say, it didn’t disappoint. Anya Taylor-Joy shines in the lead role, under the direction of Autumn de Wilde, making her directorial feature film debut. The film is beautifully shot across some of Britain’s most sparkling Read More…

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The TV That Made Me – Emmeline Armitage

F.r.i.e.n.d.s.  If Julie Andrews is gospel and she says to start at the very beginning because it’s a very good place to start, then I really don’t have any other choice but to start here. F.r.i.e.n.d.s. (side note – did anyone ever get to the bottom of the dots?) is the benchmark by which I’ve come Read More…

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What We’re Into This Week – 23/02/20

Film – MUBI Let me tell you a little secret that might just change your whole damn life. MUBI is an online film subscription service that is FREE FOR STUDENTS. Go on. Go fill your boots. (This week I’ve been watching Pillow Talkfrom their current collection because I’m a sucker for an old-school romantic comedy). Emmeline Armitage Read More…

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What We’re Into This Week: 9/2/20

Film – Marriage Story If you’re a fan of Noah Baumbach, Laura Dern or Adam Driver’s nose, this film is a must see. A heart-felt and poignant depiction of a crumbling marriage, featuring incredible dramatic performances from its leads.  Emmeline Armitage (Senior Culture Editor) TV– Cheer This week I’m watching Cheer on Netflix, a documentary about Read More…

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What We’re Into This Week: 02/02/20

Film – Lady Bird Ladybird (2018) is being released on Netflix next week and I cannot recommend it enough. In understated terms Gerwig captures teenage angst in a way that seems neither adolescent or anxious. Her careful depiction of familial, romantic, and self love will have you equally enamoured and frustrated with each character’s treatment of Read More…

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Little Women Review: These Women Have Spirit

I’m pretty sure I was 10 when I first read Little Women, which is no cheap shot at praise (I’m almost certain I’ve sat next to English students that at this age were dosing up on Dante’s Divine Comedy with their cereal) however, for some reason it has stuck in my memory as the book in which Read More…