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What does it mean to be normal? To fit in? To feel accepted by society?
Sally Rooney’s Normal People, winner of the 2018 Costa Novel Award, premiered on BBC3 at the end of April. Having read the book, with its nonlinear narrative and lack of speech marks, it was exciting to see how it would translate on to the screen.
Set between Sligo and Dublin in Ireland, Normal People focuses on the relationship between two very different students, Connell…
An array of peach and pink lights illuminates the darkness, highlighting the looming presence of a blank stage. Fans scream and cheer, holding banners in support of their favourite members, awaiting the colourful personalities they have grown to love since 2016. In the same darkness await TWICE, one of the biggest powerhouses in K-Pop history. However, their emotions seemed to be laced with the foul shadow of doubt. “What if I do it incorrectly?” exclaims Sana, one of the nine…
Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) punches hard. Fists of pent up frustration fly with no regret as she takes on Black Mask (Ewan McGregor) and his Gotham goons. Harley narrates her story; having just split up with The Joker “for good”, she backtracks and introduces characters as and when she feels like it. Between tattooing her thigh, cutting her hair and looking after her pet hyena, Harley’s time is dedicated to reasserting her place in Gotham city.
Birds of Prey, or…
Shot completely using iPhones and Go-pros, Eugene Kotlyarenko’s latest film Spree should feel like a corny wake-up-sheeple, we-live-in-a-society gimmick; instead, it is a refreshingly bloody ride through a scary fun house. Designed to “make you laugh, and then grapple with it after you laugh,” to borrow Kotlyarenko’s own words, one would be hard-pressed to find an audience member who dared to call a ride share to their next destination after the screening.
The premise is simple but deceptive: Kurt Kunkle…