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

DRUG ABUSE IN FILM: THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMANISING, NOT DEMONISING, ADDICTS

Ewan McGregor as Renton in Trainspotting We are used to seeing drug abuse glamorised in the media – from Hollywood celebrities throwing extravagant parties and sniffing cocaine to rappers bragging about being rich and taking pills, but the topic of addiction and the reflection of people’s reasoning to partake is more important now than ever. … Continue reading DRUG ABUSE IN FILM: THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMANISING, NOT DEMONISING, ADDICTS