The Circle: Privacy is Bad and So Is This Film

A narrative reminiscent of an Orwellian novel? Check A talented cast consisting of Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Karen Gillan and John Boyega? Check. A timely interrogation of the reaches of social media? Half a tick. What should be a unique and thought provoking film? A big fat X. The Circle (dir. James Ponsoldt), recently release […]

Time of the Month: MOLLY SOLVERSON (FARGO)

Molly Solverson, played by Allison Tolman, is a police officer from the town of Bemidji – a place which is home to season one of Noah Hawley’s television series Fargo. From start, Solverson is proven to be a capable, unflappable officer who is growing into a exceptionally talented member of the Bemidji police force. She […]

Essential Reading for ‘Millennial Feminists’ – Part 1

Ugh, I can’t believe I just used the word millennial in the title of this. Am I a millennial? I’m pretty sure I am but I also think if I have to ask, I’m probably not. I grew up with floppy disks, Pokemon and bubble bags but I am also much better equipped to deal […]

Why it’s important that the Doctor is a Woman (and how we must do better)

Ring the bells! Put on your party dress! It’s official, the 13th Doctor is going to be played by Jodie Whittaker who (drum roll please) is a woman! Yes, a real human woman. I mean, I am pretty disturbed at the fact they can’t get a an ACTUAL Time Lord to play the Doctor but […]

A Quirky Call to Arms: Bong Joon-ho’s OKJA

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The eagerly anticipated Okja hit Netflix last week, hot off the back of the drama it caused at Cannes a few months ago. The controversy? Okja, as a Netflix production, hasn’t had an “official” cinema release, which angered some of the umm, how do we put this nicely, more mature film critics and aficionados out […]

Size Matters: A Contemporary Reading of ‘Attack of the 50ft Woman’

Everyone knows that size equals power. Raw, unhinged power. The type of power to destroy or control, just because you physically can. Attack of the 50ft Woman (Nathan Juran, 1958), and all it entails, definitely stimulates some sort of dialogue about power dynamics between men and women – and not just because of the size of […]

Master of None and the Nice Guy Delusion

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Last month, Master of None returned to Netflix for a second season. Aziz Ansari’s Dev had left New York heartbroken after a pretty heavy break-up, to embark on a pasta making apprenticeship in Modena, Italy. Master of None had been a bit of a revelation in terms of it’s frank and honest discussions about gender, […]

Time of the Month: LANE KIM (GILMORE GIRLS)

My favourite Gilmore Girl is not a Gilmore Girl at all. It’s punk-rock, drummer-turned-waitress-turned-mumma Lane Kim. Lane Kim, played by the superb Keiko Agena, is Rory Gilmore’s lifelong best friend and confidante. When we first meet her, she appears to be a nicely spoken, sweet fifteen year old who studies hard and never puts a […]