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Is anyone born evil? The debate around nurture versus nature will likely rumble on in perpetuity, but the environment in which someone grows up plays a huge role in deciding the person they become. That is both in terms of homelife and the society in which the formative years are spent. One bad choice can …

Dobermann firing a gun

Since his breakthrough performance in Mathieu Kassovitz’s masterpiece La Haine in 1995, Vincent Cassel has become one of the most recognisable French actors. While he is now a regular feature in Hollywood films, often portraying the bad guy, much of his best work has been in his native language. The likes of L’Appartement, The Crimson …

Kris and Naomi talking

The culture wars have never been so pernicious and the constant transphobia which infests every online platform is horrendous. Despite what some bigots like to spout, the decision to transition from your biological sex to a different gender is a huge decision. One which involves a long and painful process, not something anyone would do …

A notorious killer released from prison

A mandrake is the root of a plant belonging to several of the nightshade family. The species which grow around the Mediterranean are often to be found in folklore and legend. This is largely down to their roots, which can often resemble human forms, and their poisonous and hallucinatory properties. They have therefore played a …

Martin goes shopping

Modern life can be rubbish. Working all the hours under the sun to pay for a house you never have time to really enjoy. In a job which is unrewarding and to fund a lifestyle which costs more by the week. I think we’ve all thought, at some point, of packing it all in. Moving …

Marie at work

Often described as the oldest profession in the world, prostitution has been viewed and treated very differently throughout the ages. Today, in some places it has now been legalised. Affording sex workers a level of protection and legality that they’ve rarely seen. Taking the business off the streets and providing a safe space to operate. …

Isaac and his cast

While everyone has heard of Hollywood and Bollywood, much, much less is known about the smaller film industries around the world. Indeed, the whole continent of Africa is often forgotten. Overlooked for many reasons, not least due to the lack of structure, financial and government support in most countries. Uganda has one of the most …

Johan faces a difficult choice

When it comes to empires, none of the European countries come out of history well. Take The Netherlands, for example. One of the great merchant seafaring nations, they established trade links in many profitable ports around the world, largely thanks to the Dutch East India company. The territory which is now Indonesia was an unusual …

Jordan and Caroline

Breaking into the film industry is far from easy. Independent filmmakers can spend years and years trying to get their big break. Often making a number of shorts in the hope that they’ll impress enough to secure funding. Take Jim Cummings, for example. Despite releasing his first debut feature back in 2010 it took eight …

Joe and Troy enjoying nature

Whilst much of today’s dialogue around trans rights is toxic and couched in the homophobic rhetoric of the 1970s and 1980s, slowly but surely more and more people seem to understand that not everyone is born into and stays in a specific biological sex. The path to acceptance is a slow and painful one, for …