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ALPHABET…Laura Babb

The Cocktail Lady Introduces #3 – Watermelon Margarita…

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The Cocktail Lady Introduces #3 -Watermelon Margarita   Amber Elise’s series continues with a real taste of summer to get us ready for the sun… WATERMELONS AT THE READY! The […]

Under The Radar – Short form film reviews…#23 Sound Of My Voice

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Sound of My Voice Dir: Zal Batmanglij (The East) 2011 An intriguing slice of lo-fi sci-fi from the director and actor/writer Brit Marling and something of a companion piece to […]

New Writing – Belbo // Andy Naylor

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New Writing – Belbo // Andy Naylor There’s something familiar about this. Me being sat in a room with these man fucking shaking, one of us crying, waiting for the […]

NICE ART? – Chrissy Hazell

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NICE ART? – Chrissy Hazell One week, not so long ago, I went to a gallery opening in the cool east end of London. As I supped my bottled beer, […]

Under The Radar – Short form film reviews…#22 Streets Of Fire

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Streets of Fire Dir: Walter Hill (The Warriors, Southern Comfort) 1984 A sort of grimy, punk little sister of Grease with film noir dialogue. Singer Diane Lane (big hair, power […]

The New Era Of The Influencer – Charlotte Thomas

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The New Era Of The Influencer – Charlotte Thomas I’ve been following the fashion blogging world since it’s boom in 2002 and it has become the thing I wake up […]

12 Years A Slave – Reviewed // Simon Duckett

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12 Years A Slave – Reviewed // Simon Duckett Dir: Steve McQueen With: Chiwetel Ejiofor             Michael Fassbender             Lupita […]

Kill Your Darlings: Episode 1 “Manifesto” – The Cube, Bristol Tuesday 11th February

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Kill Your Darlings Episode 1 “Manifesto” – The Cube, Bristol Tuesday 11 February / 8pm / £5 advance, £6 on the door Kill Your Darlings is a new monthly night […]

All Is Lost – Reviewed // Simon Duckett

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All Is Lost Dir: J.C. Chandor With: Robert Redford This is, to say the least, an unusual film. One actor, a boat and the wide, wide ocean. There is barely […]

New Writing – Five Item // Andy Naylor

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New Writing – Five Item // Andy Naylor “You can’t just accuse people like that bruv, you can’t do it.” For a man with “All Coppers Are Bastards” tattooed on […]

Music and the Brain: Pt. 2 // Music and the Body – Joel Eaton

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Music and the Brain Pt2. // Music and the Body A few years ago I attended some music sessions run by Drake Music that enabled children with disabilities to make […]

New Writing – 500 Miles // Andy Naylor

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500 MILES “Duh duh duh, duh duh duh, duh duh duh, duh duh duh” Wilko leant over me and whacked the radio up, slapping the dashboard with his wedding ring. […]

Under The Radar – Short form film reviews…#21 Exam

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Exam Dir: Stuart Hazeldine, 2009 Eight candidates are in a room they’re not allowed to leave, to pass a test for a high-flying job. There is one question, which they […]

Under The Radar – Short form film reviews…#20 Stuck

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Stuck Dir: Stuart Gordan (Re-Animator, From Beyond) 2008 Bizarre low rent ‘true story’ movie about a nursing assistant who hits a man with her car whilst under the influence and […]

Blue is the Warmest Colour (La Vie d’Adèle Chapitres 1+ 2)…reviewed // Simon Duckett

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Blue is the Warmest Colour (La Vie d’Adèle Chapitres 1+ 2) Dir: Abdellatif Kechiche With: Léa Seydoux   Adèle Exarchopoulos It is a great pleasure to be reminded so often […]

A Sudden Sense of Have // Jessica Makins

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A Sudden Sense of Have ‘A sense of loss.’ Words often heard in the wake of the death of a loved one. That, at first shocking and numbing, yet later […]

Music and the Brain: Pt. 1 // Joel Eaton

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Music and the Brain: Pt. 1 – Joel Eaton 1. Why does music have such a powerful and emotional effect on us? 2. Can we use information about music contained […]

Under The Radar – Short form film reviews…#19 Lone Star

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Lone Star Dir: John Sayles (Matewan, The Brother From Another Planet) 1996 Sheriff Chris Cooper investigates the identity of a body discovered in the desert outside a small town in […]

Gravity…reviewed // Simon Duckett

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Gravity…reviewed // Simon Duckett   Dir: Alphonso Cuarón With: George Clooney   Sandra Bullock   Every now and then, but very rarely, a film comes along that forces you to […]

‘Let us go then, you and I’ (Part 7) // Joanna Bennett

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‘Let us go then, you and I’ (Part 7) // Joanna Bennett A selection of the best poems ever written chosen by a completely unreliable source…   7) If – Rudyard […]