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The Lift-Off Global Network story

The story behind the ever-growing global independent film network, Lift-Off


‘The Italian Job’ is the best film ever, and nothing will change my mind

The endlessly quotable heist masterpiece that is 1969’s “The Italian Job” gets better every time you watch it and makes you smile, no matter what.

Photo: Advice Service

Have you been a victim of hate crime?

In consideration of last week’s discussion of hate crime, Victoria Payton details what to do and who can help you in these situations

Photo: Aisha Rodriguez

An unconventional gap year

Aisha Rodriguez discusses how you could get involved with ICS, a government-funded programme, which aims to meaningfully help developing countries

Photo: UK Jewish Film Festival

Double-up feature: Jewish Film Festival 2017

A snippet of what was on at the Jewish Film Festival this year

Image: Ma_Co2013 @Flickr

Feature: A Bigger Splash

Luca Guadagnino’s sensuous. suspenseful human drama owes a debt to David Hockney

Photo: Neville Pierce

In conversation with Neville Pierce

From student editor to film journalist for Empire, Neville Pierce is quite the chameleon

Photo: MCR Live

Interview: MCR Live

Sophie Billington speaks to Rhys from the up-and-coming media network about the Manchester creative scene, student media and Women in Media

Photo: Lauren Gibbins

Dealing with bereavement at university

Lauren Gibbins offers some advice for students dealing with loss

Feature: Remembering 2016’s lost LGBTQ+ pop icons

Following February’s LGBT history month, Jack Ashworth looks back over some of the dominant LGBTQ+ pop icons of the late 20th century

Photo: c.e. delohery @Flickr

Feature: David Mancuso – the New Yorker who taught the world how to party

Remembering David Mancuso, founder of the legendary ‘by invitation only’ loft parties that transformed New York’s club scene in the early 70s

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Grand Theft Auto V: The game that just keep giving?

Rockstar Games first released the latest instalment of the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto franchise back in 2013, to almost palpable anticipation, and they certainly…