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Matthew Branston

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Jake Gyllenhaal: Building character through details

When Jake Gyllenhaal describes his acting process, it is as such ‘I have an intention… I have an action, and then everything is up...

Brexit deal: ‘The country is in shambles’

When Theresa May announced her most recently negotiated Brexit deal, it faced immediate pushback from the DUP, from Labour, and even from May’s own...

Hunger: Strength in revolt

Steve McQueen’s Hunger tells the tale of the Provisional IRA members imprisoned in Maze Prison, who protested their status as non-political prisoners. Starting in...

“I was raised Catholic, but I’m an Atheist now”

This year a survey showed 70% of young people in the UK have no kind of relationship with religion. I think it’s pretty easy...

Call Me By Your Name: a critique of hypermasculinity

When one considers films which comment on masculinity and its poisonous effect on the male psyche, the usual films to discuss are ones like...