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Book Review: How to Get Over a Boy

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Reviewed by Brooke Gagiero Chidera Eggerue’s inspiring book How to Get Over a Boy is far more than a collection of your stock-standard relationship and breakup advice. Instead, it is a deeply introspective, inspiring and psychoanalytical discussion on the intersection of self-worth and romantic relationships, which challenges readers to hold themselves accountable for the ways in which they are complicit in, or reinforce, these turbulent relationships. The book is split into three sections: ‘YOU’, ‘THEM’ and ‘US’, in which Eggerue breaks down her argument from three separate perspectives. In ‘YOU’, Eggerue defines the difference between body acceptance and beauty acceptance,
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Lot’s MD

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Lot’s MD  Eleutheromania - Wanderlust  By Emma Burgess  Is your spirit unsettled? Does your restlessness leave you useless or neurotic?
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Film Review: Judy and Punch (2019)

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By Weng Yi Wong Writer-director Mirrah Foulkes’ ambitious feature debut delivers a delightfully absurd Punch and Judy origin story on steroids. Attempts to describe Mirrah Foulkes’ first feature film have been moderately successful. Variations of “batshit crazy”, “offbeat feminist revenge tale”, and “eccentric dark comedy” have all been valiantly offered by cast and critics alike, yet the film resists any attempt at an all-encompassing definition. Judy and Punch is all of these, and more. Tonally, structurally, and aesthetically, Judy and Punch creates a unique environment to plant the origins of the traditional British Punch and Judy puppet show. The film’s
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Interview with director Michal Aviad

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By Ong Jie Yee After successful screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival in March 2018 and the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2019, it was our pleasure to be able to have a chat with Working Woman’s director Michal Aviad — all the way from Israel.  Jie Yee : I’ve been reading a lot of reviews about Working Woman online, and a lot of the reviews link it to the ‘#MeToo’ movement in the U.S. and it’s described as a film that realistically represents the movement. What do you think about mainstream media linking Working Woman to ‘#MeToo’?  Michal
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