Joseph Bullock

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

Incredibles 2: Review

Incredibles 2 precedes the brilliant first film by just a few moments, offering a very similar plot that exclusively works due to the marvellous characters and humour. The film’s plot is almost too arbitrary to bother mentioning, as the family of superheroes are faced with a digitally-minded hacker villain named...
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Posted Jul. 13, 2018

Has Fifty Shades of Grey opened doors?

It would be insulting to say that the Fifty Shades film series has been in any way revelatory for the film industry, especially being born out of a notoriously terrible series of books that seem almost entirely responsible for the film’s success (as well as an incredibly well-executed Valentine’s release...
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Posted Feb. 19, 2018

Hip-hop albums of the year

Our writers, after much thought and deliberation, share the albums that marked hip-hop in 2017. These are their picks for the hip-hop album of the year: Flower Boy – Tyler, the Creator Much has been made of what Tyler, the Creator reveals about his sexuality on Flower Boy, but to fixate...
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Posted Jan. 22, 2018

8 Classic Films That Were Critical or Commercial Failures

Some films are instant hits, making big bucks at the box office before either fading from memory or scooting into the coveted position of “popular” film history immediately. But some take time to become classic films, whether it be because they’re avant-garde or because there’s trouble behind-the-scenes. Nevertheless, they’ll go...
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Posted Dec. 12, 2017

Hollywood’s history of cover-up

Many celebrity figures have condemned producer Harvey Weinstein in the wake of the biggest sexual abuse scandal in Hollywood since Roman Polanski. Despite the shock of the horrific and widespread allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein, perhaps the most interesting aspect of the events has been the aftermath, with celebrity...
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Posted Nov. 9, 2017