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My sincere thanks goes to Dr Dimitri Tsintjilonis, whose supervision and support helped to shape this dissertation into its final form. Thanks also to Dr Grit Wesser, who pointed me in the direction of discussing darkness. My thanks also goes to my fellow final year anthropology students of 2018/2019 for…


Last Tuesday, the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon announced that the next phase of easing lockdown restrictions would go ahead as of today. The Scottish Government is allowing restaurants and pubs to open fully indoors again, with one metre social distancing in place, and further relaxations on groups gathering…


The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has confirmed that theatres on Broadway will be able to reopen from 19 May.

In a statement on Monday, Governor Cuomo announced an end to state-mandated capacity restrictions, which currently affect theatres and other indoor facilities such as salons and restaurants. …


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The popular Sunday Soul concert series will be returning to the Chiswick Playhouse from 25 May, as part of the already announced Recharged Festival.

The show last ran at the Playhouse in December, and the new production will star a number of well-known stars from across musical theatre who will…


Bigfoot, or the Sasquatch as it is also known, is one of the most salient and enduring myths anywhere in North America. A legend passed down generations, the contemporary obsession with the myth can be traced to the Patterson-Gimlin footage from 1967. Hoax or not, it captured public imagination like…


Maɬni — Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore (Maɬni is pronounced Moth-nee) is the first feature-length film from the acclaimed short film director Sky Hopinka. It focuses on the Chinuk Origin of Death myth, which questions and affirms the place of the Chinookan people’s place on earth and within the…


It’s taken some time, but Zack Snyder’s Justice League — the director’s cut of 2017’s Justice League — is finally with us. The Snyder Cut is a phenomenon that you likely won’t have been able to ignore if you have been anywhere near social media in the past few weeks…


The MonsterVerse’s fourth swansong, Godzilla vs. Kong, has earned a surprising amount of hype since the trailer first dropped. It is now clear that the hype was warranted. This is easily the strongest, most consistent film in the franchise so far and an unholy amount of fun. The humans are…


The Barn Theatre in Cirencester has announced that it will be releasing two more digital productions this Spring, both of which are adaptations of works from the acclaimed children’s author Michael Morpurgo.

The first of these shows will be a performance of An Elephant in the Garden, which last toured…


“Each man kills the things he loves.” This quote from Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Querelle appears at the start of Oskar Roehler’s biopic. It proves an apt description. Following the short, troubling and prolific life of one of German cinema’s most influential figures, Enfant Terrible shares many of its subject’s traits…

James Hanton

I write mostly for Outtake Mag, The Indiependent, The Wee Review and Starburst Magazine UK. I have also been published in The Guardian and The Quietus.

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