‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’: When Cinema Brings You Home

“So remind me again which of the family lived here?”  I am asking this of my father, as we walk the family pets around the remarkably well-preserved remains of a … Continue reading ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’: When Cinema Brings You Home

“Don’t Quit Before the Miracle Happens” – Mental Health in Netflix’s One Day At A Time

For reasons unbeknown even to me, I settled in to watch the third season of Netflix’s comedy series reboot One Day At A Time (ODAAT) on a long-haul flight earlier … Continue reading “Don’t Quit Before the Miracle Happens” – Mental Health in Netflix’s One Day At A Time

Oh, and Bi the Way: How Brooklyn Nine-Nine Centres LGBT+ Narratives in its Comedy, and Manages to Get it Right

I would like to begin with a disclaimer. I know our fabulous staff writers Hayley Paskevich and Shaun Alexander recently wrote about their favourite moments from television series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. … Continue reading Oh, and Bi the Way: How Brooklyn Nine-Nine Centres LGBT+ Narratives in its Comedy, and Manages to Get it Right

International Women’s Day 2019: Women We Admire in TV & Film

For International Women’s Day 2019 (IWD19), I thought it would be interesting to find out about some wonderful women from film and television, both fictional and not, that my fellow … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2019: Women We Admire in TV & Film

How Evelyn Carnahan’s (Rachel Weisz) role in The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001) affirmed my love of storytelling

I first saw The Mummy (1999) at the age of eleven. It was by complete chance; a side-effect of my mother deciding one evening that there was nothing to watch … Continue reading How Evelyn Carnahan’s (Rachel Weisz) role in The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001) affirmed my love of storytelling