Three Things That ‘Shrill’ Gets Right About Living As A Fat Woman

Welcome to Fatness In Film, a new monthly column analysing examples of fat representation and body diversity on screen. Positive depictions of fat bodies are hard to find, but Shrill is a recent example of plus size storytelling done right.

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REVIEW: ‘The Party’s Just Beginning’ (2019) is Mostly Bleak, With Mere Glimpses of Greatness

“Moves between visceral, shocking, emotional uplifting moments, but is largely frustratingly mundane” For Karen Gillan’s directorial debut The Party’s Just Beginning, she leaves behind the fantastical worlds of Doctor Who and Guardians of the Galaxy, and heads back to her Scottish roots.  She stars as Liusaidh, a twenty-something that works on the cheese counter at…

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REVIEW: “Manages to end with the message it started with” – ‘Orange Is the New Black’ (Season 7)

“in equal parts uplifting and upsetting, but ultimately satisfying, conclusion to one of Netflix’s flagship pieces of original programming.” If there’s one thing that ‘Orange Is the New Black’ has taught us, it’s that not everybody gets a happy ending. Throughout the six previous seasons of this iconic, sometimes ground-breaking, sometimes controversial show, we’ve seen…

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Five Stages of Young Love in ‘Call Me By Your Name’

This piece contains spoilers for the film ‘Call Me By Your Name’ “What does one do around here?” “Wait for the summer to end.” Watching the hazy blue skies, sun-sheened skin and absorbing romance of Luca Guadagnino’s much-loved ‘Call Me By Your Name’, you wouldn’t be blamed for hoping that autumn never comes. A Best…

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‘The Matrix’: 20 Years On, We’re Still Tumbling Down The Rabbit Hole

‘What is the Matrix? Control.’ We find Morpheus explaining this to Neo in the Construct; a blank, white space used by him and the Resistance to simulate any situation they require when training to take down the Agents. He’s referring to the farming of human beings to provide power for a dominant race of robots…

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