Culture Film Reviews

Review: Halloween Ends

When thinking about a reboot of an old franchise, the most important question to ask is “why?” What was the point in digging up the corpse of an old film, book, or any other media piece and reanimating it? On one level you can always answer that question with “profit”. In Hollywood, a film is […]

Culture Film

Licorice Pizza Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Los Angeles: the kingdom of the stars, and those trying to make it, too. A place that today has beautiful beaches, beautiful people, and endless sprawling roads with bumper-to-bumper traffic. It seems at once glamorous and ugly. Filmmakers have an endless fascination with it as, more often than not, it’s the place where […]


Cruella review: Two Emmas for the price of one

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Orphaned in London the young Estella, not yet Cruella,  meets her sidekicks for the rest of the film, the street thieves Jasper and Horace. She, along with her dog, joins their gang and takes part in many swish pick-pocketing sequences, aided by their adorable dogs. She is happy, but never lets go of […]


Born in the wrong fashion generation

In these challenging times, it is an unsurprising (if not instinctual) reaction to long for a different reality. Naturally, we find ourselves looking nostalgically to the past and dreaming about a different way of life, reminiscing about feelings of stability and comfort. Having been boxed inside for almost a year has made us want to […]


The Kitchen

Based on its story, The Kitchen fits perfectly into the feminist narrative. Three housewives of the 1970s, played by Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss, face a hard financial situation when their husbands, who made their livelihood by working for the Irish mafia, are being sent to jail. The film presents a series of […]



Netflix continues to cash in on the recent craze around crime and punishment (Making a Murderer, The Confession Tapes) with Mindhunter as the latest installment in this saga, produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron. While Netflix’s other dalliances in the true crime genre have been chilling documentaries, this new series is a dramatized adaptation […]

Fringe Theatre

A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess’ novel A Clockwork Orange was controversial to say the least when it was published in 1962, with an equally controversial film adaptation from Stanley Kubrick following nine years later. Both were an expression of the ultra-violence associated with the character of the psychopathic young male, set in an almost unrecognisable 1970s dystopia. Burgess […]