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Eight anti-Valentine’s Day films to watch this February

Eight anti-Valentine’s Day films to watch this February

Words by Eve Franklin. Here at Northern Lights, we understand that not everyone likes to celebrate Valentine’s Day. To be totally honest, we don’t need a dedicated day of the year to remind us just how single some of us really are. So, instead of spending Valentine’s Day on your own, crying into a tub […]

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The rise of A24

The rise of A24

By Emily Harrison Since late 2012, A24, an independent entertainment company founded by Daniel Kratz, has worked on many unique and interesting films. When we think of Hollywood, we picture big screen, big production and big A list names. However, with A24, the priority seems to be storylines with depth and meaning and actors/actresses who […]

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I, Daniel Blake: is it still relevant in 2019?

I, Daniel Blake: is it still relevant in 2019?

By Chloe Walker I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach’s most recent British social realist film, was released in 2016. It follows the story of a man named Daniel Blake and his struggles with poverty after being told he has to sign on to the job centre, despite being declared unfit for work by doctors. Although the […]

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Aladdin: teaser trailer review

Aladdin: teaser trailer review

by Daisy Aitchison The long-awaited teaser trailer for the new live action adaptation of Disney’s classic film Aladdin was finally released at last night’s Grammys. It’s certainly a teaser, with only the briefest glimpse of both the heroine, Princess Jasmine, and the biggest name in the film, Will Smith, who plays the Genie. While undoubtedly […]

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Preview: Alita – Battle Angel

Preview: Alita – Battle Angel

By Piper Patterson Coming from Lightstorm Entertainment, the same studio that produced Avatar, the release of Alita – Battle Angel is highly anticipated and is already one of the most talked about films of this year. The story tells the tale of a girl named Alita (Rosa Salazar) , who is a cyborg. She is […]

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Everything For Sale – a bipolar album that needs to get an identity

Everything For Sale – a bipolar album that needs to get an identity

By Zak Johnston After a string of semi-successful mix-tapes, Compton-born rapper Boogie has released his major label debut and it’s an album of contrasts. While Boogie works towards creating an album that serves as a ghetto story book, similar to Kendrick Lamar’s G.K.M.C, ‘Everything For Sale’ doesn’t have the consistency, complexity or the maturity to […]

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Happy Death Day 2U: Preview

By Daniel Parushev In the original Happy Death Day, we see Theresa ‘Tree’ Gelbman slowly come to terms with being stuck in a time-loop in which she is murdered every single day by a masked killer. As she isn’t particularly a nice person, it isn’t immediately clear who the killer is. During the course of […]

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We That Are Young by Preti Taneja: a modern perspective of King Lear

We That Are Young by Preti Taneja: a modern perspective of King Lear

By Anna Pavlova   Everyone probably knows something of the Shakespeare play King Lear, whether you’ve studied it in school, watched a performance, read it for fun or just picked up on references to it in popular culture. To give a brief summary, it’s about a king who is dividing his kingdom into three different […]

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‘YOU’ on Netflix is equally as endearing as it is terrifying, and YOU won’t want to miss it. (Spoiler free)

‘YOU’ on Netflix is equally as endearing as it is terrifying, and YOU won’t want to miss it. (Spoiler free)

  View this post on Instagram   and they say chivalry is dead A post shared by YOU (@younetflix) on Dec 22, 2018 at 4:57pm PST When one thinks of a typical Netflix show, usually an edgy, gothic drama springs to mind. ‘YOU’ however, is virtually the opposite. Based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes, […]

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The best five albums of 2018: opinion piece

The best five albums of 2018: opinion piece

by Ethan Edwards Two thousand and eighteen was a brilliant year for music of all genres. We have seen the triumphant returns of legendary artists, the reinvention of several heavy hitting bands and new artists rising through the ranks of the music scene. Due to the nature of music, this list will have a personal […]

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