Sci Fi has become simultaneous with extravagance and CGI, sprawling SFX departments and money money money. Yet sometimes the most effective and thought provoking dystopias are the simplest. In the near future, coding expert Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) wins a company competition to meet Nathan (Oscar Isaac) the reclusive yet infamous company head at his hideaway, … More EX MACHINA or do you want to build an android?
I was just minding my own business, casually reading the paper on my morning commute, when sexism was served up to me right on platform number 2, hours before the watershed. Metro was reporting that a BBC radio presenter by the name of Nick Conrad had descended a few rungs on the evolutionary chain, and … More Comment: Evolution or Castration?
I hate writing rave reviews. It isn’t considered ‘cool’ to admit you consider anything (whether Puccini or Pokemon) to be without fault. When you hate a movie vitriol and condemnation sprays onto the page in torrents – projectile critiquing if you will. When a film is both fantastic and flawed you have two sides of … More Film Review: Gone Girl ★★★★★
Oh David Nicholls, the time has come for us to part ways. Having raced through ‘One Day’ only to be faced with disappointment at the finish line, I decided to give you a second chance with your latest bestseller ‘Us’. As a result of your latest offering, post ‘Us’, I can safely say it’s not … More David Nicolls : ‘One Day’ Author’s new novel ‘Us’
When I was three, and Margaret Thatcher resigned, I turned to my mother with the question: “Can a man BE Prime Minister Mummy?” I was never taught that women were the lesser gender. At three, I didn’t know that my teenage years would be judged for my physicality over my mental capabilities, that my creativity … More The Real F Word
No one ever wants to admit they are in the wrong, and as Stevie Wonder tells us, sorry really does often seem to be the hardest word. But when an apology isn’t enough to clear the slate the gavel seems to often fall on the victim rather than the guilty party. Victims of child abuse … More The Blame Game
The world cried in outrage last week, when the news broke. Viewers threw inanimate objects at television screens – tweeters asked where the madness could possibly end as it had been officially announced by creators Sanrio, that Hello Kitty is NOT a cat. I shall pause now for you to digest this information which has … More Goodbye Hello Kitty
You would have to be living under a rock to have missed the literary revelation last year; that Potter creator J.K Rowling was the face behind the Galbraith mask. The question on readers, both muggle and wizard alike, is whether the latest offering in the Cormoran Strike series can live up to her first offering … More The Silkworm- Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling