Cultures Film & TV

Commend or Condemn: ‘The Marvellous Mrs Maisel’

In our first instalment of the new ‘Commend or Condemn’ series Emily Sinclair examines the presentation of Jewish culture seen in ‘The Marvellous Mrs Maisel’. Emily examines how stereotypes are challenged, the delicacy with which traditional activities are handled, and the wider context of the show’s production in relation to the Jewish community. This series hopes to investigate the responsibilities of show-makers and the results of Films and TV shows that focus on different culture backgrounds.

Cultures Film & TV Literature Opinion

Normal people don’t do it like that

Senior Opinions Editor Amy Sankey analyses the assumptions we might make about female sexuality from novels such as Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’. To her, the novel’s title is misleading – the women we see, the lives they live, the sex they have, are actually not as ‘normal’ as they are made to seem.

Cultures Film & TV Literature

The Re-emergence of Middle-earth

‘The characters Tolkien created each demonstrate different aspects of the human condition, and as such they are all relatable. This is one of the key foundations of Tolkien’s popularity and one reason as to why there is such extensive excitement for all new content.’
Mia Clement dissects all the hype and anticipation surrounding Amazon’s super-secret Lord of the Rings series.

Cultures Film & TV Music

For Your Ears Only: Every Bond Theme Ranked

“A quick disclaimer: this ranking will take into account how much I like the song personally, as well as the Bond-ness, for lack of a better phrase. So, while Shirley Bassey’s themes may not feature among my personal favourites, she will still feature relatively highly.” Ben Holden ranks each Bond theme in anticipation for the release of Fukunaga’s ‘No Time To Die’.

Cultures Film & TV

Review: ‘The Suicide Squad’

“The message of the film in this regard is not just anti-American, but rather speaks to the franchise’s general statement about moral ambiguity, where every side has human beings who will act for good or evil depending on their circumstance.”

Kenny Cota reviews ‘The Suicide Squad’, DC’s new instalment in the ‘Suicide Squad’ franchise.

Illustration: Ben Beechener

Cultures Film & TV Literature

Vampires: Literature’s everlasting ‘villain’?

From Ancient Babylon – with a pitstop at the Villa Diodati- to the the sparkly incarnation we see in the modern day; Imogen Front charts the complicated and creepy history of literature’s favourite villain: The Vampire. Who knew they were so much more interesting than the ones we see in Twilight?!