Culture & Wellbeing

 Ryan Easby

The Road To Endgame – Part 7: Iron Man 3

The Road To Endgame – Part 7: Iron Man 3

Full Spoilers Ahead For Iron Man 3 You know what? I’m just gonna come out and say it. Get ready for what is probably my most controversial Marvel, or indeed comic book movie in general, opinion: I think Iron Man 3 is the best Iron Man movie. Indeed, not only do I think it’s the […]

 Ryan Easby

The Road To Endgame – Part 6: The Avengers

The Road To Endgame – Part 6: The Avengers

So, six films. Four heroes. And now reach the culmination of it all: the end of the first phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This should, by all rights and logic, be the best film in the series yet. It should be the most bombastic and action-filled film in the six so far. The Avengers […]

 Ryan Easby

The Road To Endgame – Part 5: Captain America: The First Avenger

The Road To Endgame – Part 5: Captain America: The First Avenger

And here we are, five films into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We have our first MCU film that feels very different to everything that came before. With Captain America: The First Avenger, we have a War film, set during World War 2. It’s a prequel to everything in the MCU so far, and thanks to […]

 Ryan Easby

The Road To Endgame – Part 4: Thor

The Road To Endgame – Part 4: Thor

And thus we move onto the fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: the introduction to Asgard and the titular God Of Thunder, Thor Odinson.  So surely a film about thunder and lightning will have a spark to it, will be electrifying fun? Surely you can’t make a film about a god dull? Well, and […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Fahrenheit 11/9

Review: Fahrenheit 11/9

Michael Moore is quite genuinely one of the most prolific and enjoyable documentary makers around. He’s the American Louis Theroux, and that’s no small feat.   I hate to say cliché taglines such as this, but Fahrenheit 11/9 is probably the most important documentary to release in the past few years. Its dissection of Bernie Sanders’ election run, […]

 Ryan Easby

The Road To Endgame – Part 3: Iron Man 2

The Road To Endgame – Part 3: Iron Man 2

Ah, here we are: the first major dud in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I must admit, I’ve been dreading reviewing this film. Surely, being the second Iron Man film and the third film in the MCU overall, it’ll have learnt from the mistakes of the previous two? Surely it’ll be better than the simply decent […]

 Ryan Easby

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Never Kill A Boy On The First Date (22nd Anniversary Retrospective)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Never Kill A Boy On The First Date (22nd Anniversary Retrospective)

And here we reach the first episode of the series so far to substantially accelerate the season’s story arc. Sure, we’ve had hints of it here and there, but nothing quite as major as this episode, in particular The Anointed One. But, I’ll get to that properly in due course. This episode is an interesting […]

 Northern Lights

Why is the world obsessed with True Crime?

Why is the world obsessed with True Crime?

Work experience student, Neave Heaton, looks at a current obsession with True Crime Why is True Crime so popular at the moment in media? It seems that some of the most awaited Netflix originals of the past year are documentaries/dramatisations of true crime, including the likes of Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes […]

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Retrospective: Trainspotting: all grown up

Retrospective: Trainspotting: all grown up

By Nathan J. McMenam I grew up in a post-Trainspotting world. Released six months before I was born, the soundtrack of my youth included Underworld and Iggy Pop, though my teeny, tiny brain wasn’t able to comprehend the complexities of addiction, and the choice to rebel against the world we’re taught to exist in – […]

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Memoir: recalling my first experience at Leeds Festival

Memoir: recalling my first experience at Leeds Festival

As Britain gears up for another summer of festivals, work experience student Ewan Wishart looks back on his first festival experience. Last summer I set off for my first experience of a music festival. Anticipation had been building from the moment the line-up of ‘Leeds fest’ was revealed. Ultimately, among my peers, it had been […]

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