Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I consider myself a Star Wars fan. I first watched A New Hope when I was five years old, and I’ve enjoyed the franchise ever since. So I went to see the midnight premier of The Last Jedi with high expectations, having enjoyed all the other films. While there were some fantastic scenes and characters…

Exhibition Review: Visible Girls Revisited @ Exeter Phoenix

Everyone has those dreadfully embarrassing teenage pictures that you and your friends snapped in your bedroom at 14-years-old. Now you keep them under lock and key in a box in the bottom of your wardrobe because, for some reason, you just can’t get rid of them. Every time they resurface they bombard you with memories…

Review: Call Me by Your Name

If I were to choose one word to describe this film, it would have to be ‘emotive’. Call Me by Your Name, based on the novel by André Aciman, sets its scene in the summer of 1983 in a tranquil and familial setting of Italy, in which Elio, the son of a professor, is presented…

Review: Captain Fantastic

My sister and I decided to watch Captain Fantastic one hung-over morning whilst we were both still intoxicated and incapable of much else. Two hours later, we were sat in shock, having cried buckets, we were emotionally drained but realised that we’d just witnessed something beautiful.   Captain Fantastic revolves around the Cash family, a…

Films For Those Starting University

Going to university can be both an enjoyable and hectic experience. So when you need a break, look no further than our list of films which suit this new chapter in your life. The Breakfast Club (1985) A 1980s classic, The Breakfast Club finds a bunch of school kids from different ‘cliques’ thrown together during…

Batman Countdown

In honour of the recent onslaught of Batman related movies and media (with the Lego Batman movie being the best out of all of them, nobody can convince me otherwise), here’s a short list of collected editions of Batman comics you can find at  Waterstones, and which ones are worth checking out. Because we all…

Notes on Netflix: Asthma

Asthma – Jake Hoffman, 2014, 15 Credit: http://purple.fr/television/asthma-exclusive-clip/ Netflix rates it: 3/5 I rate it: 2.5/5 Hoffman’s Asthma follows Gus (Benedict Samuel), a heroin addict who considers himself ‘born in the wrong age,’ preferring the 70s to the present day New York in which he resides. After impulsively stealing a Rolls Royce Gus picks up his…

Preview: Poltimore Festival, Exeter

Sunday 5th June 2016, Poltimore House Celebrating its first year under a new name, Poltimore Festival (formerly named Arts On The Move) is back, and looks set to be its best year yet. Poltimore House, an aristocratic house which once was a girls school, a wartime home and a hospital, provides the backdrop to the diverse…

Notes on Netflix: Plastic

Plastic – Julian Gilbey, 2014, 15 Netflix rates it: 3.5/5 I rate it: 2/5 Julian Gilbey’s Plastic follows a group of university students who successfully steal and scam others out of their credit cards in order to secure a steady stream of money. After blackmailing and stealing a briefcase from an associate of a high-profile…

Fitting Into Fashion

“Wear a short skirt after 40, wear a short skirt if you’re a man”; H&M’s bold new campaign is causing a stir in the fashion world. The fashion industry has always been a battleground in the diversity discourse, with modelling in particular the site of endless controversy. Rightly so, given the power and influence it…

Artist Profile: Rosy Tydeman

You may know Rosy Tydeman as the lovely owner of The Glorious Art House. Chances are you’ve sat upstairs, sipping on your Artisan Chai, and admiring the colourful art work around you. Those beautiful felt clocks and people? They’re all the handiwork of Rosy herself, as La Vie En Rose Makery. Rosy was born in…

Artist Profile: Penny MacBeth

Penny MacBeth is a Cornwall-based artist and writer, whose interest in everything from history to feminism lends into her colourful creations. The name may ring a bell from last week – Penny is Lally MacBeth’s mother, and the two have exhibited together in the past at The Glorious Art House. Since I last wandered around…