Steph Campbell

Relatable flawed characters throughout literature

As a young and keen reader, I tended to find adult works of fiction more compelling than those for children. However, as a 12-year-old (and somewhat nerdy) child reading J.D.Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, I had two primary concerns. One was whether or not my efforts would in fact...
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Posted Dec. 28, 2018

Why the Warwick Rowers are not all they claim to be

The reputation of the Warwick Rowers precedes them at our University, and we all know it’s not exactly due to their rowing capabilities. 2019 marks the tenth naked calendar the club have released, and following a quick look at their Instagram (which boasts nearly 200,000 followers), it’s clear they plan...
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Posted Dec. 19, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody: Review

Bohemian Rhapsody’s journey to the big screen has not been without its trials. First being proposed back in 2010, many reports have since come through of it being an incredibly laborious passion project for Brian May and ‘Queen’. This is emphasised by the dismissal of several cast members, including Sacha...
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Posted Nov. 16, 2018

How literature inspires music

Within the intertextual sphere of art forms, books are usually the primary source of inspiration. Books are the written word and, as the oldest existing recorded art form, inspire films, plays and music with these roles very rarely reversing. This is perhaps due to the written word allowing such a...
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Posted Oct. 20, 2018

Sierra Burges Is A Loser: Review

Following on from the delight and success of recent Netflix original, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, I suspect my excitement for the release of Sierra Burgess is a Loser was shared by many. Albeit to different degrees, both provide female protagonists that have previously been underrepresented in film....
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Posted Aug. 26, 2018

Why we’re not excited about Solo: A Star Wars Story

Following months of speculation and rumours, behind-the-scenes drama, and mixed reactions to the latest Star Wars instalment: The Last Jedi, the trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, has finally arrived. With a teaser revealed during the Super bowl on Sunday evening, the full trailer was released on Monday, just four...
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Posted Feb. 7, 2018

Hollywood’s New Year’s Resolutions

2017 was a big year for Hollywood. The industry was shaken by the effect of sexual misconduct in productions, following allegations against a number of big-name industry professionals, including producer Harvey Weinstein and actor Kevin Spacey. Disney have kept their name firmly in the headlines following buying Fox for $52...
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Posted Jan. 26, 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

There is something magical about seeing a Star Wars film on the big screen, knowing that the audience are all feeling the same swelling nostalgia as you are when the crashing crescendo of brass hits the room. However, this soon dies off as the iconic opening text crawls up the...
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Posted Dec. 15, 2017