‘My First Summer’ Is A Surreal Yet Wholesome Teen Romance:

My First Summer was just one of many excellent productions on offer at this year’s BFI Flare festival. Yet writer-director Katie Found’s debut feature really stands out from the crowd, mainly because of just how beautiful the Australian production is. This film is (almost) everything a teen romance should be: sweet, wholesome, grounded in the reality […]Read More

Uplifting ‘Well Rounded’ Slightly Misses The Mark: BFI Flare Review

Directed by Shana Myara, Well Rounded is easily one of the most colourful entries at 2021’s BFI Flare Festival. The documentary’s mission: to tell as many plus-sized people as possible that their bodies are beautiful, and that—as Kimmortal’s ‘Sad Femme Club’ repeatedly tells us—“Baby, you are enough”. Trigger Warning: this review contains mentions of r*pe. […]Read More

4 Things We’ll Probably Get in ‘The Falcon and the

Contains spoilers for Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Endgame and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Just over a week ago, Marvel delighted its fanbase by releasing a clutch of new trailers—including one for upcoming Disney+ show The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which sees Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprising their roles as the eponymous superheroes, Sam […]Read More

‘Wonder Woman 1984’: Are The Critics Biased Or “Fake”?

Online spats erupted after varied reviews were released for Wonder Woman 1984 Only the fourth feature film made so far by director Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 was keenly anticipated after the success of its predecessor in 2017. With that in mind, fans must have been extremely relieved, if not ecstatic, to see the overwhelmingly […]Read More

Theatre Review: Kinky Boots // Adelphi Theatre

After such a depressing year, it was only a matter of time before the lockdown-born YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On! aired a recording of this feel-good classic. Originally a 2005 film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kinky Boots became a musical in 2013 with book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper.  […]Read More

‘Megan Is Missing’ — And So Are Decent Trigger Warnings

“Trigger warning.” The current ubiquity of that phrase has been met with controversy and, in some cases, ridicule. One particularly charming Urban Dictionary user writes that the purpose of trigger warnings are “to warn weak-minded people who are easily offended that they might find what is being posted offensive in some way due to its […]Read More

No, We Can’t Just Forget Sean Connery’s Misogyny

TW: domestic abuse The passing of actor Sean Connery, best known for his on-screen portrayal of super-spy James Bond, has made headlines in seemingly every major outlet. It has also led to an outpouring of tributes by many, from fellow James Bond star Daniel Craig to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Predictably, obituary pieces have […]Read More

Menstrual Cup 101 With Kegel8’s Stephanie Taylor

Reusable menstrual products are becoming more and more popular and with good reason. Not only do they skip many of the health risks associated with disposable menstrual products but, because one reusable cup can last for years after a one-off payment of around £20, they’re better for both the environment and for your bank account. […]Read More

Sony issues apology following PS5 pre-order chaos

Sony has apologised for the chaos surrounding pre-orders of its brand-new PS5 console and has promised that more pre-orders will be made available over the coming days. The corporation released the apparently genuine but brief apology on Saturday, via the official PlayStation Twitter account. The tweet acknowledged that “PS5 preorders could have been a lot […]Read More