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A Celebration of Female Characters in Novels

Niamh McCabe celebrates all things International Women’s Day within her two worlds – fictional and non-fictional… When my mother dearest turned fifty, I thanked her for two things. Firstly, I thanked her for bringing me up with such compassion, love and humbleness. I also thanked her for giving me the time and space to explore the other world I have always lived in – the … Continue reading A Celebration of Female Characters in Novels

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Review – Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Ieva Ozola shares her reasons as to why Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is not just a kids movie… The newest addition to the Shrek franchise by Joel Crawford, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is a lot more than just another animated movie for kids. As a total ride-or-die cat lover, I was more than excited to spend 90 minutes staring at a … Continue reading Review – Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

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Blue Jean: Resisting the shame regime

Jessica Matthewson gives us an insight into the new LGBTQ+ British drama film directed by Georgia Oakley… Warning: This review contains some spoilers…   A charming story about a chain-smoking lesbian PE teacher set in the late 80s, a time when Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government plan to pass a law stigmatising gays and lesbians.   Director, Georgia Oakley, transports the audience to the north-east with characters all … Continue reading Blue Jean: Resisting the shame regime

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Review: Ant Man Quantumania

Angus McGregor reveals why he thinks the first film of Phase 5 in the MCU is not worth the hype… Marvel’s Phase 4, following the culmination of Endgame, didn’t go down as well as they probably had hoped. Despite some highlights, the phase had nowhere near the same impact as earlier ones, with The Eternals and Thor: Love and Thunder notable disappointments in a misfiring … Continue reading Review: Ant Man Quantumania

The Argument Against ‘Toy Story 5’

A Pixar franchise that started in 1995, has formed part of three generations and Brandon Bethune has more to say about what Toy Story 5 could mean… Remember when Pixar said that they weren’t doing sequels anymore after ‘Toy Story 4’? Yeah, me neither. When this announcement was made in 2019, it was extremely refreshing to see the studio go in a completely different direction to … Continue reading The Argument Against ‘Toy Story 5’

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Review: Triangle of Sadness

Melissa Findlay gives her take on Ruben Östlund’s latest satirical black comedy, Triangle of Sadness… Recently nominated by the Academy for Best Picture, Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness is one that I have had on my watchlist for some time ever since it won the Cannes Film Festival’s highest accolade, the Palme d’Or, in May last year. The expectations were high, and I was not … Continue reading Review: Triangle of Sadness

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Babylon: “A Passion Project”

Angus McGregor shares his thoughts on Damien Chazelle’s Babylon, starring the likes of Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie… Few directors are on as hot a streak as Damien Chazelle, with his run of Whiplash, La La Land and First Man earning the 38-year-old great critical acclaim. The youngest winner of the Best Director Oscar, Chazelle’s reputation and success has allowed him to venture out with … Continue reading Babylon: “A Passion Project”

M3GAN: “The Latest Four-foot Terror”

Angus McGregor breaks down this Januarys horror cinema blockbuster Joining the likes of Chucky and Annabelle into the horror world of killer dolls comes M3GAN, the latest four-foot terror making waves in the genre. Following a teaser trailer that instantly went viral, hype began to build for Blumhouse’slatest creation, with many looking forward to seeing a highly silly horror film. Surprisingly though, there’s actually a … Continue reading M3GAN: “The Latest Four-foot Terror”

She Said: “A Weird Sense of Intrigue and Frustration”

Brandon Bethune dissects the movie that has the world thinking about the treatment of women, and analyses the impact it has on its viewers… When first watching the trailer for Maria Schrader’s ‘She Said’, I was met with a weird sense of intrigue and frustration. A film retelling the New York Times article by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and the dawn of the MeToo … Continue reading She Said: “A Weird Sense of Intrigue and Frustration”

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The Banshees of Inisherin- the hauntingly bizarre collapse of a long-standing friendship

Natasha Turnbull tells us all about Martin McDonagh’s new comedy drama ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’… Director Martin McDonagh takes on his fifth movie in the new comedy-drama ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’, a small-scale film which follows the tale of two lifelong friends who suddenly find themselves in a bizarre, increasingly sombre fallout. Set in 1923 on the fictional island of Inisherin, just off the coast … Continue reading The Banshees of Inisherin- the hauntingly bizarre collapse of a long-standing friendship