• King Lear @ The Duke of York’s Theatre

    It is presumed that around 1604, in between two acclaimed tragedies known as Othello and Macbeth, Shakespeare wrote the unrelentingly brilliant King Lear. “It is hard, almost impossible to imagine a time when McKellen won’t lead a production” Jonathan Munby’s adaption of the play, starring Ian McKellen, currently being...
  • Loveless – The Necessity of Bleakness

    After causing uproar in Russia with his 2014 Oscar-winning film Leviathan, director Andrey Zvyaginstev returns with Loveless, a bleak, uncompromising story about a couple, Zhenya and Boris, going through a divorce and how they cope with the disappearance of their child, Alexey. Loveless has already obtained the Cannes Film...
  • Film Review: Call Me By Your Name

    The tragedy of Call Me By Your Name is always in plain sight. A guest who comes must eventually go, and the headiness of summer will inevitably end. Summer flings aren’t bound to last, even if you are only seventeen and have never wanted anything, or any person, so...
  • Valentine’s Day Special – Dating Horror Stories

    In honour of the most marmite day of the year, Valentine’s, Impact Features hit Mooch to ask students about their best and worst dates. Turns out, most people don’t have many positive date stories, but were perfectly willing – their tongues loosened by Carlsberg and cocktails, no doubt –...
  • Oedipus @ Nottingham Lakeside Arts

    The Nottingham New Theatre and Nottingham Lakeside Arts Centre chose to put on Oedipus for this year’s theatrical collaboration. Oedipus is a monumental piece of Greek literature by the brilliant Sophocles. It tells the tragic tale of Oedipus, a man who spends his life running away from what he...
  • A profile picture is not a political statement

    When I woke up on Saturday morning in the wake of the Islamic State attacks in Paris, I opened Facebook hoping to see numerous articles, live updates, and first-response opinion pieces about the events of the night before. I was instead bombarded with a never-ending stream of profile pictures...
  • The Duchess of Malfi @ Nottingham Playhouse

    It is set to disturb. Part of Nottingham Playhouse’s Conspiracy Season, The Duchess of Malfi is ready to stir and shake an audience, which is exactly what this production does. Although the term “disturb” may not allude to your typical conceptions of a brilliant production, it is exactly that...