Review: The Assistant

I've reviewed a few films on this blog, but I never thought I'd be adding one to the 'staying in' category until 2020 arrived with its global pandemic, lockdowns, and cinema closures! I was recently sent a preview link for The Assistant, which is written and directed by Kitty Green and is about an ambitious... Continue Reading →

Review: Appropriate Behaviour

This week, I was lucky enough to be able to preview an exciting new film ahead of its UK release on Friday. Appropriate Behaviour is a deadpan indie comedy written, directed by and starring Desiree Akhavan. Set in Brooklyn, it centres around one woman's quest to come to terms with the recent break up with... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Bechdel Test

You may have heard of the Bechdel Test for movies. It was mentioned in the comments of my recent post on women in television series and so I thought it might be worth covering in a separate post. The thing is, this won't be a long post because the test is extremely simple and consists... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: The Help

Last week I found myself at a loose end one evening. It's been so long since I last had a few hours to myself where going home was not an option, that I really didn't know what to do with myself. I asked around and none of my friends were available, so I racked my... Continue Reading →

Bridesmaids: Snog, Marry or Avoid?

I can't remember how I first found out about the movie Bridesmaids. From the title and the poster I initially assumed it would be a hideously bitchy 'bridezilla' movie or a saccharine chick-flick, but all the comments I read suggested it was neither. A film about women that's genuine and, heaven forbid, rather funny? This... Continue Reading →

Burlesque: is the end nigh?

From the title of this post, I expect regular readers will wonder if this is yet another piece where I ponder whether my burlesque alter ego should be retired. This time, however, my worries are somewhat larger. Once the country has seen Christina Aguilera in the movie Burlesque, I fear that the good stuff may... Continue Reading →

Farewell Sex and the City

Hadley Freeman mourns the death of Sex and the City in The Guardian with quite possibly the best opening lines for a film review, ever: "I'm not asking for much. I just don't want to be sick in my mouth. I don't want to leave the cinema feeling like I've paid 7.50 to be mocked,... Continue Reading →

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