Kissing The Kissing Booth’s Misogyny Goodbye

Teen romantic comedies have been a staple of cinema for years, often credited to have been birthed in 1982 with Amy Heckerling’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Following this came a flurry of teen based rom-coms from the now iconic director John Hughes, giving voice to a generation overlooked in mainstream film. It is a […]Read More

Book Review: Coming Undone // Terri White

I have always read fiction novels and even when I branched out into non-fiction, memoirs were never my go-to genre. I suppose since I did not engage with the celebrity in question, often footballers or singers, I could not see the merit in reading about their path to fame or their childhood. That is until […]Read More

Reclaiming My Face From The Beauty Industry

Makeup exists as an oxymoron; it is self-expression and art but can also be a mask and a symbol of conformity. Throughout history women have been told to wear makeup or else they run the risk of being seen as unprofessional or unkempt. Yet wearing too much makes you hideous or high maintenance. Beauty exists in […]Read More

Dramageddon 2.0: Revenge Of The Beauty Gurus

You would have thought with a global pandemic, worldwide Black Lives Matter protests and that one brief threat of murder hornets, the drama thirsty beauty community would take a year off. However, that hasn’t happened. After the forced outing of Beauty Guru Nikkietutorials in February this year and last year’s dramatic cancelling of James Charles, […]Read More

TV: Getting Comfortable With Intimacy Coordinators

It’s impossible to ignore the growing number of people working in film and television who have reported unwanted sexual advances from other industry figures. Recent events such as the sentencing of Harvey Weinstein have brought up questions about how this could have happened so prolifically, in what seems to be an almost universal experience for […]Read More

Youtuber Nikkietutorials Comes Out

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the stunning Nikkie De Jager, she is one of the most subscribed beauty Youtubers, often referred to by her YouTube username, NikkieTutorials. The Dutch beauty guru went viral in 2015 with her video “The Power Of Make-up”, which discussed the stigma around makeup and those who wear […]Read More

Film News: ‘Promising Young Woman’ Trailer Released

From the opening shot of the far-too-drunk Carey Mulligan alone in a club to the neon lights and orchestral version of “Toxic” playing in the background, Promising Young Woman  declares itself immediately as an intriguing film. This trailer has already captured the imagination of many across social media, and has placed itself firmly in support […]Read More

Politics or Popularity? What Did We Vote For?

It’s hard to ignore the media circus around this year’s election, and I say this year because they seem to be an annual thing now. Focus has been locked on the two main party leaders Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson with little else other than Brexit discussions piercing through the fog of this popularity contest. […]Read More

Theatre Review: Dear Evan Hansen // West End

Dear Evan Hansen… That was a brilliant production, and here’s why. Following the eponymous Evan Hansen after the death of a fellow student, Dear Evan Hansen is a stunning dive into depression and loneliness in a world dominated by social media. The musical effortlessly moves from comedic highlights to utterly devastating moments, handling the tragic […]Read More

Film News: A ‘Joker’ Sequel? Are You Kidding Me?

Nowadays, if a film does well it seems within two minutes there’s a sequel announced. This year’s psychological supervillain drama Joker has not been spared this increasingly commonplace studio bullshit. Earlier this week The Hollywood Reporter published a story stating that the original director, Todd Phillips, was in talks to return for a second Joker […]Read More

We Need to Talk About Elitism in Theatre

There is a rift within the theatre community and money is the reason. During my first year of university, I was watching Les Misérables (2012) with my friends. One of my friends, who lives near London and frequently goes to West End shows, declared that the film just wasn’t as good as the live show, […]Read More

Film News: Sony Says Spider-Man Stays

It has been almost a month since Marvel fans received the shocking news that Spider-Man would not be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and what a long month that has been. After fans went through all five stages of grief and finally settled on acceptance, Disney and Sony backtracked and announced that one final […]Read More

Film News: Birds of Prey Poster Released

Harley Quinn is back and making sure everyone knows that this time, it’s all about her. Suicide Squad (2016) had few success stories, and as one of four returning characters for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad (2021), Harley has been given the reins for her first semi-solo film. Whilst the title Birds of Prey (2020) […]Read More

Film News: Cast Announced for “The Suicide Squad”

Hot on the trail of the first Bird of Prey (2020) trailer comes a first peak at James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad (2021) cast, announced on Saturday. Much to the excitement of fans, this new film seems to exist in a grey area of both sequel and reboot, hopefully washing away the bad taste left […]Read More