Spike Jonze’s new film about love between a man and a computer has the kind of plot that can either be an instant hit or go horribly bad. The SOAS Spirit went to find out which is the case. By Honor Bulmer Joaquin Phoenix is some kind of cinema chameleon, at the exact opposite of […]

Inside Llewyn Davis

A look at the indie folk scene of 60’s New York might sound a bit on the dull side, but considering that the Coen brothers have signed this particular film and that it won the Grand Prix at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, we’ve decided that ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ is where we want to be. […]

Only Lovers Left Alive

A new vampire movie is on the horizon, but does it fit the ‘Twilight’ trend? The SOAS Spirit takes a look and leaves mesmerized. By Cristiana Moisescu “Only Lovers Left Alive” is a deliciously macabre movie, complete with gothic overtones and psychedelic music. It is the story of two vampires, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve […]

The Fifth Estate

The film adaptation of the WikiLeaks saga proves to be less thrilling than expected. By Peter Nygaard Christensen, BA Arabic and Politics There is potential for great films in the story of Julian Assange and his life’s work, WikiLeaks, but the continuing actuality of his work, as well as the unresolved ethical questions, demand a […]

Gravity @Ritzy Picturehouse

The SOAS Spirit goes to see ten-time Oscar-nominee Gravity, and we’re doing it in style, at the Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton. By Paloma Rao, LLB Law Located in Brixton, the Ritzy offers the perfect day trip – a cosy atmosphere, great food and affordable prices. There are 5 screening rooms with a large choice of […]

The Butler

‘The Butler’ is one of the most anticipated movies this year, with many hailing it as Oscar-worthy. It’s a story about race, identity and politics, one that the SOAS Spirit recommends. By Jagoda Sekular, MA in International Law Martin Luther King once said: “the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in […]