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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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To Leslie: “The little film that could, albeit controversy…”

 Angus McGregor discusses the film that created controversy at this years Oscars… With award season in full swing, the Oscar nominations usually bring several surprises and some controversy. From plain crowd pleasers to disastrous snubs, there is often a fallout leading to a great discourse within film. Strangely, this year a small independent film To Leslie was the centre of this, with Andrea Riseborough’s Best … Continue reading To Leslie: “The little film that could, albeit controversy…”

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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”

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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

Movies for Your Summer Bucket-List

Now that we find ourselves comfortably in the middle of July, it feels safe to say that summer has definitively arrived in Scotland. The thermometer is sitting above 10°C with some comforting regularity, that most days you can leave the house knowing a jacket or jumper probably won’t be necessary. Although experience should have taught you it’s always a smart move to bring one with … Continue reading Movies for Your Summer Bucket-List

Review: Assassination Nation

Set in modern day Harlem, Sam Levinson’s Assassination Nation is an unlikely dystopian horror, based around our social media obsessed society. The predominantly young cast bring to life our current concerns regarding the amount of information the internet has on us and the consequences of having this leaked to the rest of the world, which Levinson proceeds to present in a realistically gruesome manner. A … Continue reading Review: Assassination Nation