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Film: American Mary (2012)

‘Everything is forgivable, if you do a good job.’ but this doesn’t apply to Mary Mason. American Mary is my first watch by the Soska twins, and while it did leave me with mixed feelings, those feelings did not feature a moment of boredom.  I do not like to start my reviews on a negative, but I […]

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Film: His House (2020)

‘Your ghosts follow you. They never leave.’ As his debut feature, Remi Weekes’ His House is packed to the brim with commentary and this is a film I’ll likely discuss, and recommend, for a long time.  Weekes documents the horror, and inescapable trauma, of the refugee experience – particularly at the hands of the British asylum system […]

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Film: Saint Maud (2019)

Saint Maud presents itself as a story of the darkest depths of loneliness and what this can really do to a person such as our beloved Maud. Sent to be a carer for a dancer and choreographer who is slowly dying from lymphoma, Maud tries to save her, but ultimately this is not the fate her God […]

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Story: Laureate of an American Lowlife

A short story dedicated to the life of Charles Bukowski. Based on the following writing prompt: Strangers at a bus stop, trying to mind their business, are persistently engaged with by a chatty, seemingly homeless, man. The ridicule that came alongside refusing to follow the values which society held was what demoralised him. He didn’t […]