Articles By: Culture Editor

The Hateful Eight: Eight killers, one room

The Hateful Eight: Eight killers, one room

Culture Editor Asad Charania of St George’s University of London, reviews the latest Tarantino blockbuster   Quentin Tarantino needs no introduction, but for the few who may not know he is one of the greatest directors of our time. With films such as Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and Django Unchained, he’s got a pretty stellar record. Obviously I’m […]

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A journey into medicine

A journey into medicine

I’ve chosen something a little different for culture today, but bear with me whilst I explain why. I’m in final year, and I’ve become consumed with the idea of just finishing that I’m just going through the paces. So I took a moment to think about it (whilst fumbling around on Facebook, as you do) and I came across a […]

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Beasts of No Nation – An honest telling of the horrors of war

Beasts of No Nation – An honest telling of the horrors of war

Culture Editor, Asad Charania (SGUL) reviews the gripping Beasts of no nation    “I saw terrible things… and I did terrible things. So if I’m talking to you, it will make me sad and it will make you too sad” You may not have heard of Beasts of No Nation, but I assure you it’s an important film. Not simply […]

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A fortunate man: A reminder of the essence of medicine

A fortunate man: A reminder of the essence of medicine

Vinay Mandagere of the University of Bristol reviews the insightful tale, A Fortunate Man: The story of a country doctor A Fortunate Man: the story of a country doctor is the classic tale of a country GP, Dr John Sassall. Written by the late John Berger, his simple dialogue, deep commentary and fresh narrative invigorates the essence of rural practice. […]

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Ant-Man…A small film can pack a big punch

Ant-Man…A small film can pack a big punch

Culture editor Asad Charania reviews the surprisingly entertaining Ant-Man With the continuing onslaught of superhero movies, Marvel runs the risk of over-saturating their genre. Surprisingly, Ant-Man is a refreshing addition to the Marvel machine.   In the lead up to its release, Ant-Man has faced its share of skepticism. Trouble began after the initial director, Edgar Wright, departed from the movie […]

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My name is Max. My world is fire

My name is Max. My world is fire

 Culture Editor Asad Charania reviews the nitrous injected Mad Max: Fury Road   With the summer blockbuster season arriving, Max Max arrives in a flurry of fire, metal and carnage, but before I give my quick synopsis (no heavy spoilers) I feel obliged to say Mad Max is a bit difficult to review. If you’ve seen the previous Mad Max […]

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I want to be the very best

I want to be the very best

Were you rushing or were you dragging? Asad Charania reviews Whiplash Anyone who is the best will tell you that it did not come easy; to succeed you need to sacrifice. Whiplash echoes this sentiment throughout the film, as we follow talented drummer Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) push himself in to perfect his art. One fateful night as he practices […]

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Celebrating 2014’s Best Performances

Celebrating 2014’s Best Performances

Hope is everything. Life is everything. Love is everything. Sunday night was a triumphant one for Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore, both of whom deservedly won their Best Actor/Actress Awards at the Oscars. This should come as no surprise, as the Academy has a long history of recognising outstanding actors who portray illness or disability in the most heart-breaking, sensitive, […]

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“Jake Gyllenhaal’s best performance yet”

“Jake Gyllenhaal’s best performance yet”

Asad Charania (SGUL) reviews Nightcrawler In the past few years Jake Gyllenhaal has had a great run, gaining critical acclaim in films including, Prisoners, Enemy, and End of Watch. Nightcrawler continues this streak with what I believe is Gyllenhaal’s best performance yet. Nightcrawler follows Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) as he discovers the dark twisted world of freelance crime journalism, following […]

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Movies as seen by medical students – a review of Lucy

Movies as seen by medical students – a review of Lucy

 Luisa Peress is not impressed with Lucy’s glaring inaccuracies Preamble: I like Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, nothing personal here. Preamble 2: This article contains spoilers. Luc Besson’s movie Lucy was released in July 2014, however I, being a medical student truthful to the stereotype of never having time, only managed to see it during Christmas break. Below are various scientific […]

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