Rob Klim

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Fake news: it’s nothing new

The problem of “fake news” today may be regarded as an alarming result of the advent of social media. Click-bait articles with dramatic headlines maximise the number of shares an article receives on social media sites such as Facebook. However, these fake stories with a very slippery basis, have in fact been a problem for…

Features

Free Will: Is it an illusion?

Ever since stories as told by the Abrahamic religions of Adam and Eve, the concept of free will has been rife in our culture. However, disconcertingly, a new study indicates that free will may not be so free after all. Worryingly, our subconscious thought process may actually make decisions before our conscious mind is capable…

Science

Brexit increases cost of MacBook

Macbooks have always been expensive, the Apple brand prides itself on its exclusivity by appearing as the latest and greatest in cutting edge technology. However, Brexit-related currency chaos has recently seen an increased price of Macbooks by £500. Apple product users are beginning to realise that the products are becoming pricier. The 11 inch Macbook…

Film

The BFG

Far surpassing Tim Burton’s nauseating remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Spielberg’s film adaptation of The BFG will excite all audiences, from the ages of one to 100. No doubt, Dahl would be very happy with the final product. Spielberg, as in his timeless film adaptations of Jurassic Park, uses CGI to bring Roald…

Film, OldVenue

Review – Victor Frankenstein

Everyone from an elderly cat to undiscovered Amazonian tribes-people are well aware of the precondition of any monster movie, let alone, this movie, the most iconic of them all. This being to focus on the monster. Arguably however, and with an unfortunate irony, through director Paul McGuigan attempting to hark back to the core essence…

Film, OldVenue

Review: Burnt

Burnt has all the right ingredients, but director John Wells leaves the oven on too long. The protagonist Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper), spends the film on the rocky road to recovery after having fallen from a haute Parisian kitchen, to a million oyster cracking long penance at a Louisiana gumbo joint, followed by the lead…

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