by Chris Connor Loki has been around the MCU for a decade now and while winning the hearts of fans and critics alike, he has been a supporting player in each of his appearances. The latest Disney+ series and 3rd of this year corrects this and puts the God Of Mischief firmly front and centre as we follow the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame with a … Continue reading Loki: A series burdened with glorious purpose.
by Chris Connor The crime genre has so often produced both classics but also pale imitators and disappointments. Kate Winslet led Mare Of Easttown falls firmly into the former category and has received nothing but the highest of praise since its premiere 7 weeks ago. The series recounts the events of small town in Pennsylvania Easttown where a series of missing girls has led to … Continue reading You Must Watch…Mare of Easttown
by Leoni Horton In one of her biggest hits with her formative band No Doubt, the pop-punk goddess Gwen Stefani sang, ‘Oh, I’m just a girl, guess I’m some kind of freak.’ The iconic line recognises the sense of otherness that comes with being a girl, especially a young girl, who, no matter how hard they try, can’t seem to escape the unfair constraints and … Continue reading Freaky – Review
by Chris O’Connor Emma Seligman’s debut film Shiva Baby has won rave reviews since its premiere in 2020 at SXSW. The film focuses on Danielle a Jewish girl in her late teens who is attending a shiva which acts as a wake for the Jewish community, with her family. Danielle we find out is not attending college as some of her friends are and has … Continue reading Shiva Baby – Review
by Anton Bitel There is a loose subgenre of home invasion films in which the victims become trapped as much by their disability as by their domestic location – until they find eventual empowerment precisely in their disempowerment. In Walter Grauman’s A Lady In A Cage (1964), Olivia Havilland’s protagonist is rendered helpless both by a broken hip and the stalled cage elevator in which … Continue reading See For Me – Tribeca 2021 Film Festival
by Leoni Horton As individuals, we are profoundly limited by the extent to which we can perceive the world around us. What aids our ability to empathise, learn and connect with the rest of the population, be that our family and friends or complete strangers, is our ability to communicate with one another and express ourselves through the medium of language— chiefly our unique ability … Continue reading The Reason I Jump – Review