Coralie Bastiaens

Arts

Aida Review

Meant to be Verdi’s last opera, Aida tells the story of the eponymous Ethiopian princess, captured by the Egyptian army and taken to Memphis to become a slave to Amneris, the Pharaoh’s daughter. Aida must hide her true identity while her father, the king of Ethiopia, prepares an invasion in order to rescue her.  She…

Film

Film review: Moonlight

“At some point you gotta decide for yourself who you’re gonna be. Can’t let nobody make that decision for you.” Based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s postgraduate theatre project In Black Boys Look Blue, Moonlight is a coming of age story, exploring the themes of masculinity and vulnerability in a stark yet poetic light. It is divided…

Film

Moonlight

“At some point you gotta decide for yourself who you’re gonna be. Can’t let nobody make that decision for you.” Based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s postgraduate theatre project In Black Boys Look Blue, Moonlight is a coming of age story, exploring the themes of masculinity and vulnerability in a stark yet poetic light. It is…

Film

Denial

Denial retraces the real life court case of David Irving versus Penguin Books and Deborah Lipstadt, in which the British author accused the Holocaust scholar of libelling him in her book Denying the Holocaust. English libel law placing the burden of proof on the defence, we follow Lipstadt and her legal team as they prove…