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The Revival of The Hunger Games

Like many others, my obsession with the Hunger Games has recently been reignited as a result of the social media frenzy regarding the soon-to-be released prequel and the excellency of…

Captor Audiences: Robert Pattinson and the Perils of Teen Stardom

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March When my flatmates and I bought tickets to see Robert Pattinson’s The Batman, we were wholeheartedly expecting to leave…

Don’t Look Up

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ When astronomers Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) discover a meteorite that will cause an extinction-level event in six months, they must get the…

Mother!

Darren Aronofsky loves seeing his characters beaten down by a good theme. Take Requiem for a Dream (2000), in which Jared Leto and co are ripped apart by addiction, or…

It is high time I stopped apologising for your willy-waving

After a meeting in which she was consistently ignored by (male) client representatives, a close friend and colleague of mine was told by a senior, female colleague: “Don’t worry, they’re…

Joy

Jennifer Lawrence dazzles in her third collaboration with writer-director David O’Russell as she plays struggling single mother and self-wringing miracle mop inventor, Joy Mangano. Based on a true tale of…