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Carmen Paddock

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Carmen Paddock is currently studying for an MA in International Film Business at the University of Exeter, having just completed her BA (Hons) in Drama. She writes for the student paper Exeposé and has been heavily involved in Exeter Campus Cinema throughout her time at university, acting as its president in the 2014/15 academic year. Her ideal existence would be watching films, cuddling cats, and drinking tea, perhaps finishing the day with a long walk to nowhere in particular.

An international grad student’s summer

It’s a struggle not to go through Facebook and Instagram with a jealous eye this year. As several university friends enjoy holiday travels and...

Obituary: Elie Wiesel

For the survivor who chooses to testify, it is clear: his duty is to bear witness for the dead and for the living. To forget...

Second thoughts: taking a break

The promise of post-essay and exam freedom is an exhilarating one, and after months of working under the stress of tight deadlines the ensuing...

Alternative Revision Spots

Last year, I wrote my entire Undergraduate dissertation while sat at the exact same table in the Forum library. While it was a solid...

Berlinale: What to expect

As an aspiring film sales agent (or ‘movie mogul’ as my boyfriend prefers to call it), the Berlin International Film Festival is an overwhelming...

Review: Hail, Caesar!

Hollywood loves film about Hollywood. In this case, the Coen’s latest effort checks all the boxes – glamorous 1950s setting, nods to classically corny genres,...

Review: The Hateful Eight

Eight strangers snowed in together can go two ways: a madcap farce or a bloodbath. With Tarantino at the helm, there is no surprise...

The scientific link: Music and mental health

One of my favourite childhood memories is my dad with his headphones in whilst hoovering, singing his head off and dancing his way through...

Review: Space Hair & Beauty Salon

It is easy to miss this multi-storey salon, tucked in a secluded corner of the Cathedral Green behind the Beer Cellar and next to...

Album Review: Lana Del Ray – Honeymoon

Lana Del Rey Honeymoon 18 September 2015, Polydor   The dark-haired songstress’s image often evokes the timelessness of a free spirit in classic Hollywood, an image fully encapsulated...