Thelma and Louise: 25 Years Later

I am about to make a very embarrassing confession. Well, two actually. The first is that before this week, I had never watched Thelma and Louise before. Continue reading “Thelma and Louise: 25 Years Later”

‘Vagina: A New Biography’ (Naomi Wolf) – Book Review

I can’t decide whether Naomi Wolf is legit insane or a secret genius. That’s probably not the most eloquent or informative way to begin a book review, but it’s honestly how I feel. Continue reading “‘Vagina: A New Biography’ (Naomi Wolf) – Book Review”

A Look at Margarethe von Trotta’s Classically Controversial Biopic: ‘Hannah Arendt’

as part of #52FilmsByWomen in 2016 – see my full list here!

Possibly the most influential and important philosophical thinker of the 20th century, condensing the most tumultuous life of Hannah Arendt into a two hour biopic was never going to be an easy feat. Continue reading “A Look at Margarethe von Trotta’s Classically Controversial Biopic: ‘Hannah Arendt’”

Cowspiracy: Can a Film Change Your Life?

You know when you finish watching a film and something inside you just…clicks? You start to see the world differently. Continue reading “Cowspiracy: Can a Film Change Your Life?”

Islamophobia Onscreen: ‘Brick Lane’ (Sarah Gavron, 2008)

For those of you who don’t live in the UK or need a little help with the geography of London, Brick Lane is a street in the East End of London, a street famous for its multicultural residents and diversity. Continue reading “Islamophobia Onscreen: ‘Brick Lane’ (Sarah Gavron, 2008)”

Jane The Virgin: Masculinity, Motherhood and Making a Difference

Jane the Virgin starts off as a pretty simple story about a young woman Jane (Gina Rodrigez) who is accidentally artificially inseminated whilst at her doctors for a routine pap smear test. Continue reading “Jane The Virgin: Masculinity, Motherhood and Making a Difference”

Anomalisa & Why Middle Aged Men are Just the Worst

Charlie Kaufman is a weird guy. If you look through his backlog of credits as a writer you’ll stumble upon gems such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation and Being John Malkovich. Continue reading “Anomalisa & Why Middle Aged Men are Just the Worst”

Zero Motivation (Talya Lavie, 2014): Unafraid and Absurdly Funny

as part of #52FilmsByWomen. Find the rest of this years list, here 

The little known Zero Motivation is quite possibly one of the greatest black comedies in the last ten years. Continue reading “Zero Motivation (Talya Lavie, 2014): Unafraid and Absurdly Funny”

Some Thoughts on Best Picture Nominations (Academy Awards, 2016)

The first thing I ever wrote for this blog (over a year ago now, yikes!) was about how I don’t really go in for the Oscars. Continue reading “Some Thoughts on Best Picture Nominations (Academy Awards, 2016)”