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5 underrated movies you must watch

Shutter Island Before The Revenant, there was Shutter Island. Not Leo Di Caprio’s most well-known or highest grossing collaboration with Scorsese, but a mesmerising acting masterclass from the Oscar winner. Set in a chilling, high-risk psychological facility located on a remote island in the post-war years, the thriller is both a police…

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Don’t miss this great Karl Marx doc on BBC

As part of their Genius of the Modern World documentary series, the BBC dedicate their opening episode to one of history’s most divisive figures: Prussian-born political philosopher and sociologist Karl Marx. Marxism is the most influential methods of socioeconomic analysis ever, and has shaped the past century like no other ideology. Focusing his…

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Waking up to Brexit: a European’s political hangover

I’ve never been upset by politics before. Those close to me will know it can leave me disillusioned or disagreeing, sometimes annoyed and rarely indifferent. But never before has it left me genuinely saddened, gutted, sickened even. Until I woke up in Brexit England. The campaign to Leave the EU has…

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Referendums suck (and so do people)

In a couple of weeks, Britain will decide whether to stay or leave the EU. You may have heard about it on the news. After months of mathematical bickering, lame personal point-scoring and uncomfortable displays of xenophobia masqueraded as English patriotism, people will vote to determine Britain’s geopolitical and economic future,…

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