Joseph Bullock

Twenty years on: Rowland S. Howard’s Teenage Snuff Film

1999 was a pretty good year. I was born, though this is irrelevant. Certainly, some of the greatest films of the 90s came out during the final year of the last century. A quick search reveals some excellent albums too: The Dismemberment Plan’s Emergency & I, Things Fall Apart by The Roots, Mogwai’s Come On Die Young, Bonnie Prince Billy’s I See a Darkness. Perhaps still underrated is the gem that is Rowland S. Howard’s Teenage Snuff Film.
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Posted Aug. 1, 2019

Yesterday: Review

Joseph Bullock reviews 'Yesterday', the Beatles-inspired romantic comedy from director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Richard Curtis.
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Posted Jul. 19, 2019

Musicians as artists, artists as musicians

A foray into other art forms introduces a range of pretensions from both critics and fans and, just as equally as they may be thrust into success in the art world due to their previous achievements, there is the urge on the behalf of others to ridicule this privileged position....
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Posted Feb. 17, 2019

Why John Keats is a marmite figure

High culture is often riddling poetry readers with the assertion that John Keats wrote an enormous amount of great work in a very short period. It may seem rather annoying, even absurd, especially if you find his poems unbearable. In the interest of his upcoming birthday, and his somewhat marmite-like...
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Posted Nov. 7, 2018

Movies To Help You Get Ready For University

University is undoubtedly a strange time for many people, especially with the economic and social pressures, as well as the eternally annoying assertion that it will be “the greatest time of your life”. Well, ignore the potentially terrible things that this phrase implies for a society and delve into some...
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Posted Oct. 6, 2018

Warwick’s music appreciation societies – part 1

Warwick Bass Society Issy van der Velde and Felix Collins, Presidents Disclaimer: We are not a bass guitar society, as many people on Facebook seem to think… Warwick Bass Society is dedicated to bringing people together through a mutual love of bass-heavy music.  Hip hop, grime, house, bassline, drum and...
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Posted Oct. 5, 2018

An interview with Lewis Smith, director of Kenilworth Arts Festival

Lewis Smith is a History PhD student at the University of Warwick, and director of the Kenilworth Arts Festival. We met during the festival at the Almanack, a distinctly modern bar and restaurant facing Kenilworth high street. Lewis was relaxed and amicable, with an unbridled passion for his festival, of...
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Posted Sep. 29, 2018

My summer reading diary

Being a (joint honours) English student, my ability to read novels for pleasure this summer has been severed slightly, so only one of these reads is a novel. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy Beginning the hopeful summer with an intense dose of bleak and violent nihilism, I read Cormac McCarthy’s...
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Posted Sep. 11, 2018