Tag: Escape

Sport

Looking at a coronavirus-free future

As can be expected in a global pandemic that has infected at least two million people and sadly claimed the lives of more than 100,000, the return of the sporting calendar is not at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Sport simply cannot and should not return, if doing so endangers lives and goes against the…

Music

Music speaks when words fail

Music can offer an escape to those suffering with their mental health. Songwriting and listening to music are seen as forms of emotional expression. Music’s performance, its creation and the effect it has on those who listen to it shows that music and emotions are intertwined and offers support to those struggling with their mental…

Film

The Lobster

Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster dissects the fragile foundations upon which our society has built the concept of love. In this dystopian world (which coincidentally resembles a rather bleak and rural England), monogamy becomes the law, as all civilised humans are forced to find one partner in order to, literally, remain human. The film’s protagonist, David…

Film, OldVenue

Review: Room

Certain subjects are hard to explore in cinema. Often they are dealt with in an overtly sentimental manner, or are brutally real to the point of being exploitative. Since Room tackles topics of rape, kidnapping, suicide, and mental health, you wouldn’t be blamed for being a little apprehensive as to what writer Emma Donogue and…

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