Tags : 2018

Film Review: Robin Hood

The legendary (if overused) tale of Robin Hood is back again in Otto Bathurst’s latest directorial adventure, featuring the skilled archer as he battles to save his land from the cunning leadership of the deceitful Sheriff of Nottingham (Ben Mendelsohn). Another failed iteration of a classic tale We’re introduced to Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton), […]Read More

The Horror of The Haunting of Hill House

Warning: Spoilers abound for the Netflix adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House. In the finale of Mike Flanagan’s brilliant new 10-part adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House, the youngest of the Crain family – the recently deceased Nell – shares a sentiment that, for the most part, completely encapsulates the spirit of the […]Read More

Film News: Emma Thompson Becomes a Dame

Earlier this week, one of Britain’s leading ladies and star of the big screen, Emma Thompson, received a damehood from Buckingham Palace for her services to drama. Joined by her family and fellow recipients, Thompson dazzled in a navy Stella McCartney suit and white trainers – a breach of protocol? Yes. Did she sport an […]Read More

Film Review: The Nun

Essence of the supernatural and paranormal have been around for centuries: ghost sightings, the unholy and even the odd poltergeist. The film industry has been no stranger to this element of our supposed afterlife, with films such as The Amityville Horror, The Shining, and most recently, The Conjuring Universe all drawing focus to spirituality and immortality.  On the […]Read More

Notes written one Sunday in the Welsh countryside: Green Man

In Henri Lefebvre’s book, the Critique of Everyday Life, there is a chapter entitled Notes Written One Sunday in the French Countryside. Here, he details the idea of ‘festival’ in medieval French peasant culture. He identifies a Bacchic celebration and release of pent-up emotion over the course of a few days, ending with an orgy […]Read More

Book Review: The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a

I’ve always been an optimist. Glass half full? Absolutely. Do your best and that’s all that matters? Of course. There’s a bunch of books currently on the market that promote this sort of thing, from well-being and mindfulness to the benefits of practicing yoga with your dog or a glass of rosé. Not many boast […]Read More