Samuel Vickers

ARTICLES BY Samuel Vickers

Summer loving: had me a blast!

After months of delays, cancellations, and compromises, the Lakota Summer of Love festival truly was a healthy and happy return to live music in Bristol.
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Editors' Picks: Women's History Month

It’s Women’s History Month all over the world right now, and here at Film & TV, we’ve been putting together some of our favourite picks when it comes to female empowerment on screen
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Watersprite Film Festival: A Masterclass in Film Criticism

I’ve often wondered what makes a great film review. It’s immediately obvious when you read one, but rather more difficult to define the qualities of a good review.
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Art for all ages in Netflix's 'Canvas'

The second in a trilogy of unpublicised short films, Netflix’s Canvas (2020) is a detailed and moving account of loss and recovery.
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Watersprite Meets: Trump’s Breadline Kids

The current pandemic has posed a series of challenges to Trump’s neglected poor kids. On the 15th November, I attended the Watersprite Film Festival to take part in an interview with director, Jezza Neumann, about his new film Trump’s Breadline Kids (2020), which tackles these issues.
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Defending the Arts – the value of the Arts and Arts degrees

The essential value of the Arts is, in both senses of the word, immeasurable. Art does not just enrich our emotional worlds, but it brings us profound joy. Cuts to the Arts are damaging to us as individuals and to our society as a whole.
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