Tag: 2014

Film

Pride: A movie of revolution

Pride, a 2014 adaptation of the true story of UK gay activists supporting the miners’ strike in 1984, follows LGSM – lesbians and gays support the miners – as they raise money for the strike, yet struggle to find a union to accept the money due to rampant homophobia. The film manages to explore two…

OldVenue, TV

Doctor Who, The Musketeers, and The Wrong Mans – 2014 in Review

Sherlock’s resurrection on New Year’s Day, the shocking death of several characters in Westeros, Martin Freeman’s despicable character in Fargo, Matthew McConaughey’s successful move from film to TV in True Detective: it’s certainly been a stellar year for TV in 2014. But amongst these gems there have been shows hyped up so much that they’ve…

Features

The good, the bad and the ugly

And here ends another year – 2014 you’ve been thoroughly satisfactory. Whether you’ve had a good, bad or ugly year yourself (spending time in the LCR has definitely contributed to the ugly), it’s a chance to look back at a year of popular culture, politics and news, and reflect on what 2014 has kindly, or…

Gaming, OldVenue

Some you win…

At the end of every year we look back on where technology has taken us… and then immediately turn our eyes to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January to get a glimpse of what 2015 has to offer. Held this year in Las Vegas, the CES attracts over 50,000 exhibitors showcasing some of the…

OldVenue, TV

Review: Monty Python Live (mostly)

And now for something completely different. Or rather, something exactly the same. After ten shows at the O2 in London, Sunday night was the final time Monty Python will perform together. If you couldn’t afford a ticket because you don’t have a money tree in your garden, you could see it broadcast live in a…

Film, OldVenue

The summer film schedule 2014

As you, dear reader, continue to brace yourself for what seems a perpetually infinite summer vacation, still mourning the bereavement of regular LCR club nights, and more or less drifting through life wondering where exactly the last academic year went; why not take a flick through our semi-comprehensive summer guide for upcoming film releases. We’ve…

Features

How to do festivals in 2014

As the current academic year comes to a close, the summer holidays are slowly becoming the sole topic of conversation. In order to procrastinate and avoid the extremely depressing subject of pending examinations, everyone is deciding what deserves their precious time when freedom comes their way. Regardless of whether they are deciding to book a…

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