Author: Sabrina Papas

Tiff review: Lady Bird

Illustration | Yilin Zhu A nuanced directorial debut that shows Greta Gerwig as more than an indie-darling Everyone has their own coming-of-age tale, maybe even one they feel compelled to share. A recurring problem within this genre of film, however, is finding a fresh spin without falling into the tropes that many coming-of-age flicks have set forth. In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut and  screenplay, she masters the genre—a mastery that is tied to her understanding and representation of home. Set in Sacramento, California, the film follows 17-year-old Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), preferred name Lady Bird, in...

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The Strand reviews VCDS presents Peter Pan

The sixth of October marked the opening night of the Victoria College Drama Society (VCDS)’s first production of the 2016-2017 season: J.M. Barrie’s beloved Peter Pan. The classic children’s story was brought to life by director Yimeng Sun in the Emmanuel College quad, starring Allie Sinclair as Peter Pan, Isobel McDonald as Wendy, and Shak Haq as Captain Hook. Emmanuel College served as the perfect backdrop for the performance. Fairy lights were hung on the branches of the trees surrounding the stage and tea lights in mason jars were placed throughout the audience, transforming the quad into an enchanting set....

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