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The Lighthouse Review: Barnacled Bathos

Following the success of Robert Eggers’ film The Witch, a genuinely unsettling debut that injected traditional folk horror with nuanced political undertones and plenty of sinister goats, the UK has eagerly awaited the release of his psycho-sexual horror film, The Lighthouse. Set against the murky backdrop of 19th century New England, his latest film charts the lives of two lighthouse Read More…

Culture

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…

Culture Theatre

Measure for Measure review: “A whirlwind of corruption and office intrigue”

This staging of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure from student production company Not The Way Forward Productions looks back to the future with a majority-female cast in 80s power suits, lending a Vienna thrown into chaos an intriguing corporate edge (overflowing waste paper baskets and tipped-over chairs abound).  The play witnesses a ruthless Angelo tasked with Read More…

Books

Not What She Intended: a review of American Dirt

I’ve read books better written than Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt. Some were more eloquent, others more compelling, and others more believable. I’ve read immigrant stories less transparently inauthentic and seen pop culture phenomena less unapologetically shallow. But still, American Dirt was a first. I can’t claim to have read anything quite like it. And though Read More…