The Future is Female: Celebrating Women in the Film Industry

Credit: Yasmine Gateau for Variety In light of International Women’s Day and the recent Academy Awards I wanted to take a moment to pay homage and celebrate all of the amazing and wonderful women in the film industry. It is still considered very much a boys’ club with the Academy itself being 77% male and … Continue reading The Future is Female: Celebrating Women in the Film Industry

Velvet Buzzsaw: profit over passion

Jake Gyllenhaal in promo poster for Velvet Buzzsaw Credit: Netflix I spend an embarrassing amount of time on Netflix aimlessly scrolling, adding new films to my list or rewatching the same series I have already seen a thousand times (I’m looking at you, Drag Race). So when I saw the trailer for Velvet Buzzsaw I … Continue reading Velvet Buzzsaw: profit over passion

Let’s talk about: exploiting the innocence of young girls (and the importance of consent)

As a 19 year old woman I guess you could say I’ve had my fair share of interesting encounters with various men. ‘Various’ being the key word here - by that, no I don’t mean ‘all’ men, I’m not complaining about the gender as a whole but there are some topics that I’ve just got … Continue reading Let’s talk about: exploiting the innocence of young girls (and the importance of consent)

Bandersnatch: the illusion of free will

Bandersnatch loading screen Credit: Netflix / Bandersnatch *Spoilers throughout* I’ve been intrigued by Black Mirror and its themes since it began. Through the topics discussed within the show it invites us (or somewhat forces us) to look inward at ourselves, our morals and our behaviour. Each episode is a stand-alone story, reflecting on the society … Continue reading Bandersnatch: the illusion of free will