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Richard Burbage: Shakespeare’s leading man and the...

Issued:11/03/19

It’s 400 years since the death of Richard Burbage, the first person to play the roles of Hamlet, Lear, Othello and Macbeth in the original version...



Captain Marvel: why female superheroes are not just...

Issued:07/03/19

The release date of Marvel’s first solo female superhero film was deliberately timed to coincide with International Women’s Day. But is...



Five books by French authors you should read on your...

Issued:06/03/19

This article was first published on The Conversation.An emerging genre of fiction in France is providing an unlikely brand of escapism. Growing numbers...



BAFTAs 2019: diverse set of winners led by The Favourite...

Issued:11/02/19

It was largely as expected. The 2019 BAFTA film and television awards ceremony was dominated by two films – The Favourite, a romp through...



Citizen Trump: the president shuns the arts – but...

Issued:25/01/19

This article was first published in The Conversation.The White House of Donald J Trump is a curiously inert place. For most other presidents, active...



Tintin: as the eternal youth turns 90, he’s still...

Issued:10/01/19

This article was first published in The Conversation.For such a perennially young man, always in a hurry to right the world’s wrongs, it may...



Netflix strikes another blow against the film industry...

Issued:19/12/18

This article was first published in The Conversation.Huge technological advances in the production and consumption of feature films have led, yet again,...



Nic Roeg and Bernardo Bertolucci: giants of 70s cinema...

Issued:28/11/18

This article was first published in The Conversation.Deaths in close proximity have a tendency to invite comparisons. We may look for connections between...



DocFest film review – Icarus by Brian Fogle

Issued:12/06/17

By Dr Tom BassindaleBrian Fogle finished the Haute Tour, a tough amateur cycle race, just outside the top ten. This should be seen as a fantastic achievement,...



Enmeshing universities in the city's culture drives...

Issued:12/05/17

The weekend before Easter saw glorious weather.  Spring, with its vibrant yellows and greens, burst into life across the parks and gardens of...