Better Call Saul: Series 4 Ep.1 Examined

Image Credit: Daniel Benavides Warning: Spoilers for Better Call Saul Series three ahead. If there’s one attribute that Better Caul Saul has retained from its excellent predecessor – and there are many – it’s tension. The opening episode of the first season takes us straight back to the black-and-white flash-forward scene with Saul (Bob Odenkirk) […]

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Boundary Commission reveals draft changes for Oxford electoral boundaries

Image Credit: Newprogressive, Mtcv, OpenStreetMap contributors The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has recently revealed its draft plans for changes to council wards in Oxfordshire. The plans come as part of a wider review of electoral boundaries across the country, which aim to ensure that all areas of the country are equally represented. The Head of […]

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Incredibles 2 Review

Image Credit: Flickr – Brickset (CC BY 2.0) After fourteen years, and an intervening thirteen films, including two Toy Story, two Cars, one Finding Nemo and one Monsters Inc. sequel[s], comes perhaps the mostly highly anticipated movie of the year (move over Infinity War!). After this much time, is a sequel to The Incredibles still […]

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Feeling So Real: An Ode to Moby

Richard Melville Hall is a man of modest means. Even when he gained a huge amount of critical acclaim for Play, his fifth studio album, the New Yorker remained grounded. In a personally memorable episode of the MTV series ‘Cribs’ around 15 years ago, his humble personality and modest abode provided a remarkably refreshing view […]

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A contemplative album requiring an attentive ear: Courtney Barnett delivers a slow burner

The first moments of Courtney Barnett’s latest album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, sound reminiscent of those of ‘Kim’s Caravan’ from her 2015 debut, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. However, unlike the earlier track, which sees the brooding opening guitars become a howling penultimate song, ‘Hopefulessness’ slowly assembles itself […]

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The title card for Fleabag

Fleabag – hilarity powered by sympathy

Anyone turning to Fleabag for the first time cannot but help bring with them a whole parade of preconceptions about modern comedy as it tells the tale of the socially awkward singleton, the overly-open protagonist, the emotionally damaged and manipulative, dishonest and perverted owner of a guinea-pig themed café in London. The creator and main […]

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Review of a streetside bench

The nearby traffic instills an immediate cold and biting atmosphere. The location creates a large an obvious deviation from a bench’s usual setting, but somehow, amongst the noise and chaos, the result is harmony. Few things are superior to sitting down in general. But whilst sitting on this bench, One can almost feel the gravitas […]

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