Daljinder Johal

Review: global sensation ‘Stomp’ comes to Warwick

Well, you’ll never look at a broomstick or bin in the same way again after this. That said, I can’t remember the last time I used a broom instead of a hoover or saw a classic steel bin. Still, Stomp – now a global sensation – gives you new perspective...
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Posted Feb. 2, 2017

Listen Up: The best podcasts to try in 2017

If you use any form of public transport or relax in a public space, it’s hard to miss one of the omnipresent items that everyone seems to have dangling out of a bag, wrapped around their neck or in their ears: a pair of headphones. I’m guilty of the same,...
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Posted Jan. 14, 2017

New Year, New Me: Reading Resolutions For 2017

Since it’s #newyearnewme, I have taken it upon myself to make a reading resolution for 2017. This year, there are some changes I am going to make to ensure that my reading life is better than it’s ever been. As a Humanities student, some may argue that I wouldn’t need...
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Posted Jan. 7, 2017

A Journey Through French Cinema

Clocking in at just over 3 hours, I have to admit that the director, Bertrand Tavernier’s A Journey Through French Cinema is not a documentary on French film classics for the faint-hearted. Even as an English and French student, I did have a moment of worry that I would find...
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Posted Dec. 29, 2016

Keen for more chocolate treats? We’ve got you covered

In The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris, Jenny Colgan’s lovable Anna Trent finds herself in the midst of a bittersweet tale of lost love after a freak accident at her job in an English chocolate factory. Anna, resigned to a routine life, finds herself in hospital with her now cancer-stricken...
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Posted Dec. 28, 2016

Do you relate to Hollywood’s 21st century career woman?

As a final year student, I have the terrifying prospect of choosing a career constantly on my mind. Warwick is a very career-oriented university and most people seem fairly engaged in discussing their future, so this seems like a normal thing with which to preoccupy yourself. However, when thinking about...
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Posted Nov. 18, 2016

Battle of the genres: Fiction vs non-fiction

Plenty of people like to crack open a good romance on the beach, lose themselves in the latest thriller on the way to work, or scare themselves with a grim crime novel before bed, but why doesn’t the same really happen for non-fiction? Although often dubbed as boring, long or...
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Posted Oct. 31, 2016

Only 90s kids will remember…

My addiction to television shows started young. In fact, to a degree, I feel that I was a teenager as a child, because I’d be perfectly content sleeping in late and watching hours of cartoons after coming home from school. Sadly, I can’t do this as much now, but I...
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Posted Oct. 28, 2016

Review: The Exorcist

Any production of the Exorcist has a lot to live up to when you consider the enduring popularity of the novel and film and, for the most part, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre doesn’t disappoint with this spooky Halloween spectacle of William Peter Blatty’s classic horror. With the film and novel...
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Posted Oct. 27, 2016