Film

Manchester International Film Festival 2018

By Callum Baker and Georgina Hurdsfield Manchester International Film Festivalreturns for yet another year is the best in independent cinema. Here are our top picks from the full weekend: Friday #TakeMeAnywhere Q&A The weekend’s proceedings kicked off with the help of a little star power with a Q&A held by ever-illustrious collaborators Luke Turner, Nastja […]

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Film

Annihilation

If Netflix missed the mark when cashing in on the colossally disappointing The Cloverfield Paradox, they’ve certainly made it up to their UK audiences with Annihilation. The next film in the growing repertoire of Alex Garland is clearly his most ambitious work to date, even more so than his directorial debut Ex Machina, a film that has matured […]

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Film

The Shape of Water

An aquatic fairy tale The film begins underwater in a bohemian, scarce apartment in a neon-lit city. It has been flooded with emerald coloured water, and this is when we meet our protagonist, played by Sally Hawkins, sleeping soundly, undisturbed by the water as the opening credits roll. As the water drains away, the film […]

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Music

Sunset Rollercoaster – Cassa Nova

Taiwanese indie sensation Sunset Rollercoaster have released their new EP Cassa Nova, the follow up to predecessor Jinji Kikko 2 years ago. Echoing Mac Demarco with shades of lo-fi “blue wave”, songs such as Slow and Libidream are effortlessly easy on the ears, playing out with a relaxed, hazy ambience. There’s even an influence of Bowie, […]

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Film, News

Oscars 2018 Round Up

Oscars night has come and gone, and although there wasn’t a Best Picture mix-up this year, the night was equally electrifying. Jordan Peele made history as the first black man to win the Best Original Screenplay award for Get Out and the Me Too movement carried with it a serious undertone which was maintained throughout […]

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Music, News

Beat-Herder Festival Announces First Wave of 2018 Line Up

Beat-Herder, one of the few remaining independent festivals in the UK festival calendar, has announced its first names for 2018. Running from 13 – 15 July, Beat-Herder will once again transform Lancashire’s Ribble Valley into a technicolour party and escapist’s utopia, with an array of 20+ whimsical stages, world-class DJs and surprises aplenty. Originating from free party roots, Beat-Herder has, over its 12-year history, […]

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Music, News

Dot to Dot festival line up

The first wave of artists for this year’s Dot to Dot festival has been announced. Taking place across venues in Manchester, Nottingham, and Bristol, the festival is widely recognised for its mix of established performers and the exciting, fresh artists. Having recently been accredited as ‘Winner of Best Festival for Emerging Talent’ at the UK […]

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