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Catholicism in Hungary budapest church
The oddly symbiotic relationship between Catholicism and decadent lifestyles has long stood at the centre of arguments levelled at the Church by its opponents. For centuries, critics of Catholicism have looked upon the gold-leafed, stone-encrusted, high-vaulted ceilings of cathedrals with disdain, as they call out the hypocrisy of a church which claims to worship a...
Review: ‘Eighth Grade’ Eighth-Grade
I came out of the cinema having watched ‘Eighth Grade’ with a stiff neck. I glimpsed most of the film with my head wedged somewhere between my elbow and my armpit. And I wasn’t alone. As I stole a glance around me, I smiled to see, nestled in the deep cinema sofas, men and women...
How Notre Dame has been captured by the spin doctors
One week on from the fire that caused the destruction of the UNESCO listed Notre Dame in Paris, the incongruous political responses to this incendiary tragedy reveal the ways in which political propaganda continues to function. Quite removed from Obama’s statement that ‘it is in our nature to mourn when we see history lost’, the...
Fleabag is the Bad Feminist That We All Need Fleabag
Fleabag stumbled onto our screens for the last time this week. And although we can no longer tune in on Monday evenings to watch with abhorrence and admiration in equal measure this 21stcentury girl in action, it is by no means an overstatement to say that Waller-Bridge’s creation will continue to have a lasting impact...
‘Girl’: A teen drama that breaks boundaries
A beautifully composed, poignant film which tells the story of Lara, a Belgian ballet student, as she negotiates gender reassignment. The film tragically, subverts our pre-conceived notions of the traditional coming-of-age tale, and shatters the elegant mirage shimmering over the ballet, with an authenticity that Black Swan failed to achieve. In spite of sparking controversy...