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In Defence Of: Practical Magic

CW: domestic abuse, violence Every September, as soon as jumper weather arrives and the leaves start changing colour, I welcome in the Autumn by watching Practical Magic. It’s a perfect seasonal film, featuring witches, idyllic New England landscapes, and a soundtrack full of Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell. What’s not to love? A lot, according […]

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Is Gender-swapping really the answer to Hollywood’s sexist reputation?

With the upcoming all-female reboot of the 1984 cult classic, Ghostbusters, featuring Bridesmaid’s Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, alongside Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, and a similarly all female take on Ocean’s 11 recently announced, gender swapping of casts seems to be the new Hollywood craze. However, the announcements of these remakes have been far […]