“I wish I could live through something,” laments the titular character in the opening scene of Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) is a 17-year-old girl teetering on the brink of “adulthood” – inverted commas required here, because I am over a decade older than Gerwig’s protagonist and […]
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Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is a hard left-leaning news satire extravaganza and is hosted by former Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee. Thirty minutes long, it features no desk or guests but rather field pieces and standing monologues. Emmy Award-winning for its writing, its first season achieved a rare 100% approval rating from the American review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. Canadian born Samantha Bee began her career acting and doing sketch comedy.
Wonder Woman’s earned just under $150 million and has been hailed by critics as DC’s saviour… Jenkins has been wanting to do this film since she was in talks with Warner Brothers about it in 2005. So, why is Wonder Woman the heroine we’ve been waiting for?
Still haven’t seen Sharon Horgan’s brilliant transatlantic anti-Rom-Com? Here are five reasons to get caught up in time for Season 3.
Major awards contender ‘Hidden Figures’ is finally ready for its UK release, but how does it stack up as an intersectional, feminist movie?
I’ll always remember the disappointment of realising I had run out of Jane Austen’s novels to read. It felt as if an important friendship had ended. That I had lost the voice of someone trusted. I have the same feeling about HBO’s Girls – written and performed by showrunner and all-round infamous woman Lena Dunham. Because when Season […]
The “bromance” movie may have had its heyday, but look anywhere in the media and you’re still far more likely to see depictions of male friendship and bonding than you are women. In fact, when it comes to women, you’re most likely to see them being pitted against each other: who’s more desirable? Who is, […]
Episode VII deliberately breaks the ‘damsel in distress’ trope with it’s plucky protagonist, Rey. But is she a victim of her own success?
I was captured by the suspense-driven plot from the beginning and I was not alone in the love of this franchise. Catching Fire: Part II, the final instalment of The Hunger Games series, has had the 4th biggest box office weekend opening in history. As the final film approaches us this month I wanted to reflect […]