The American Meme Review – All That’s Facetuned Is Not Gold (Rating: 7/10)

It’s a familiar story: some naive individual aspires to a life of glitz and glamour, only to discover that it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. The American Meme takes this premise and applies it to the fledgling world of internet influencers, placing notorious socialite Paris Hilton as the creator of this new type of stardom. Whilst I don’t 100% agree with that premise, … Continue reading The American Meme Review – All That’s Facetuned Is Not Gold (Rating: 7/10)

The 2018 Cultured Vultures Awards

I’m incredibly excited to announce here that I’ve been nominated for Cultured Vultures’ award for Article of the Year! Here’s a link to my article about disability and romance on screen, and here’s another to a page where you can vote for your favourite article – I would be honoured if you would help me win my first writing award! Continue reading The 2018 Cultured Vultures Awards

The Princess Switch Review – A Christmas Movie At Its Most Fantastically Silly (Rating: 5/10)

So honestly, I’ve been meaning to watch Roma for a week or so, and haven’t gotten round to it for reasons I myself don’t fully know. Maybe it’s because I watch enough brilliant and intellectually challenging films for university, maybe it’s because I don’t have the energy this time of year, I don’t know. But somehow, in bed the other night, I ended up forgoing Roma for The … Continue reading The Princess Switch Review – A Christmas Movie At Its Most Fantastically Silly (Rating: 5/10)

Cam Review – A Chilling Allegory And A Brutal Look At The Violence Women Face Online (Rating: 8/10)

Though I’m not a webcam girl or involved in the online sex industry whatsoever, I held a great deal of empathy for what lead character Alice went through in Daniel Goldhaber’s feature film debut Cam. I think that whenever you post anything on the internet as a woman, be it a selfie, film review or blog post, you feel the tangible risk of harassment or threats … Continue reading Cam Review – A Chilling Allegory And A Brutal Look At The Violence Women Face Online (Rating: 8/10)

Peterloo Review – A Middling Account of an Outrageously Neglected Event (Rating: 6/10)

Almost regardless of the actual movie itself, I find it commendable that Mike Leigh has chosen to tackle the subject of the Peterloo massacre in such a grand, publicly available way. The slaughter of peaceful protestors in Manchester who demanded a living wage and an escape from quality is arguably one of the darkest events to happen on British soil, and in these times of … Continue reading Peterloo Review – A Middling Account of an Outrageously Neglected Event (Rating: 6/10)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Review -A Strange, Nihilistic, and Fascinating Movie (Rating: 9/10)

Though not the biggest fan of the Coen Brothers, I can definitely appreciate their distinct voice and commitment to filmmaking. I personally wouldn’t put any of their works in my top favourites of all time, but I had a good time making my way through classics like Fargo, The Big Lebowski, and Burn After Reading. Their recent Netflix outing, a bizarre Western anthology film named for the … Continue reading The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Review -A Strange, Nihilistic, and Fascinating Movie (Rating: 9/10)