Rogue One: If this is the face of feminism, we have a long way to go

Whilst sitting at home last week, surreptitiously scrolling tumblr with a cup of tea in hand, I stumbled across a set of title-cards for the new Star Wars film, Rogue One. They had been inspired by a YouTube comments section on one of the many trailers of the film, and they really tickled me. One […]

Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015): Insanity At It’s Finest

Everyone has an opinion on Mad Max: Fury Road. There’s probably more written about its feminist message than there was about Fincher’s Gone Girl when that came out last year. And there was a LOT about Gone Girl.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Don’t Let the Man Get You Down

Ever since Parks & Rec announced that the seventh season would be the last, I have been wildly searching for something to replace the Pawnee shaped hole in my heart. I began re-watching 30 Rock again, almost as an act of denial. If I could just keep watching either Amy or Tina on repeat  for the rest […]

The Intricate Lifestyle of Nature: Upstream Colour (Shane Carruth, 2013)

Upstream Colour (2013)  is Shane Carruth’s second feature film, produced almost ten years after his sci-fi cult hit Primer (2004). For anyone who has seen Primer, and either loved it or loathed it (it seems to be like Marmite in this way), Carruth repeats his one man show of producing, directing, shooting, lighting, composing and starring in with Upstream Colour.