Pale Waves released their sophomore album, Who Am I? on February 12th 2021 to my great excitement. I’d been a fan ever since I came across their music video on YouTube for Television Romance. I thought, wow! Goth is back! – my disappointment was only brief as I really enjoyed the jarring confusion of…

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‘Toto’, played brilliantly by Salvatore Cascio, is a mischievous young boy with a passion for the movies, spending hours at the cinema he wriggles his way into the heart of the beloved projectionist, Alfredo who shows him the ropes in the projection booth and then convinces him to leave the small town of Giancaldo to…

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Girli

  Girli is a London based recording artist/singer/songwriter/producer and as part of the LGBTQ+ community identifying as pansexual, she often makes educational TikTok’s and Instagram stories educating her followers on important figures in the community in a really cool and easy way to understand.   Girli makes the kind of songs that you’d wish you’d…

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Julie Taymor directs an intricate biopic that delves into the several stage of Gloria Steinem’s life that shaped her as a human. The writer, activist and organizer for women’s rights worldwide is explored in a humane way that focuses on childhood and into a women’s experience in a heavily male dominated landscape. The constant in…

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Born as Héloïse, but known as Chris has a theatre background, studying at Ecole normale superieure de Lyon. Theatre plays a big aspect in Chris’ work, specifically the aesthetics and choreography. Dance is a big part of how Chris tells a story through her music. There is a purity to Chris that I think about…

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This reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet is taken from the novel by Lisa M.Klein and adapted to screen by Semi Chellas. It takes the so-called ‘mad’ lover of Prince Hamlet; Ophelia, played by Daisy Ridley and transforms her into a full character with a backstory.   The story begins with the small motherless child who is…

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Dorian Electra is an American musician and performance artist. They identify as gender fluid, meaning they do not conform to a specific gender in the assumed social spectrum.   Electra first gained notoriety for their music video, ‘”I’m in Love with Friedrich Hayek”‘ back in 2010. (Hayek was an Austrian economist for those who, like…

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Shane Meadows achingly beautiful presentation of pure cinema in This is England, 2006 is one of my favourite films to revisit annually. It follows 12-year old Shaun who lives with his widowed mother after his father passed away whilst in the Falkland’s war 0f 1982, between Argentina and the United Kingdom. Set a year after…

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Dream Nauks

It was 2017, I was living in Canterbury in my final year at the University of Kent in the U.K. The night life isn’t considered one of the best around, but it was kind of alright for me at that stage of my life, ( if it were any crazier I perhaps wouldn’t have graduated).…

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  Factory Girl is a dramatized biopic on the life and times of Edie Sedgwick, an underground film actress and socialite in the 1960’s. I  think it’s important to introduce Edie in her own right, rather than ‘Andy Warhol’s muse’ or ‘ a dear friend of Andy Warhol’, both of which she was. However, Edie…

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