John Burns
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John is a writer, editor, and teacher from Nottingham.

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Reviews // 4 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Features

Through The Eyes of Children: The Politics of Isolation in Shane Meadows' Two Coming-of-Age Films | 30 May 2017 // 10:00 PM

This Is England and A Room for Romeo Brass compassionately articulate the theme of accelerated childhood that pervades so much of Meadows’ work.

//Reviews

'The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature' Opens Doors Hitherto Closed to Us | 18 Sep 2017 // 5:30 AM

Yunte Huang grapples with some monumental subject matter, and the results are spellbinding.

'Brexit and the British' Examines the Emotional State of a Divided Union | 17 Aug 2017 // 9:45 PM

With tempers frayed and friendships tested following the Brexit referendum, it's easy to lose sight of what it means to be British at all.

//Blogs

'The Story of 90 Coins' Tackles Imperfect Romance | 16 Aug 2017 // 3:30 AM

Michael Wong’s critically-acclaimed short film debut turns on the charm and leaves us with a familiar question about relationships.

//Mixed media

//Blogs

"No Dollars in Duende": On Making Uncompromising, Spirited Music

// Sound Affects

"On the elusive yet clearly existential sadness that adds layers and textures to music.

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