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“Emotive, vibrant, and politically charged”: Hamilton

Izzy Smith praises Lin-Manuel Miranda’s powerful soundtrack

Dispatches: ‘Marooned between past and present, not here’

A short story of everyday escapism, by Izzy Smith

Intersectional feminism triumphs in ‘Hidden Figures’

Izzy Smith examines the racial issues at play in the Oscar-nominated film, 'Hidden Figures'

Reviewing Moffat: Sherlock Series Four

This series of Sherlock is particularly varied, playing around with genre far more than usual. The first episode, ‘The Six Thatchers,’ feels at many...

Harry Potter and the Procrastinators’ Tome

Izzy Smith is reminded of the comforting power of the books of our childhood

PTSD rewrote me

Izzy Smith reflects on the way in which PTSD affects her life and her identity

Review: ‘Living With The Lights On’

Izzy Smith is gripped by a play that shines a light on a dark illness

Five literary festive favourites

Izzy Smith picks out five of the best books to enjoy this Christmas

Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Izzy Smith gives four and a half stars to the spin-off of a well-loved classic

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The psychology of an evil stepmother

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The anxiety of envy

"Big names dominate the industry, and yet their fiction feels incredibly same-y."

Word on the Street

Student style in its laidback, everyday glory
A black and white close-up shot of the face of a man with a woman standing up beside him.

Fast Film: In a Lonely Place unites noir tradition with painfully real romance

Humphrey Bogart is a man addled by loneliness in this cinematic masterclass of subtlety and allegory.