Together (2021) - Film Review
Bafta award-winning and Golden Globe nominated James McAvoy (Split, X-Men franchise, His Dark Materials) and Bafta award-winning and Emmy nominated Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Military Wives) star in multi award-winning writer, Dennis Kelly’s (Utopia, Pulling, The Third Day) bold, honest, funny and painfully poignant love story. Academy, Emmy and Bafta Award-winning director, Stephen Daldry (The Crown, Billy Elliot, The Reader) took on the role of directing this intimate drama set within one house.
He's All That (2021) - Film Review
Truth be told, I genuinely thought this was a sequel to the original film before watching and reviewing this film. Rachael Leigh Cook and Matthew Lillard, who starred in the 90s She's All That are actually playing entirely different roles.
Cinderella (2021) - Film Review
Best known for writing Pitch Perfect, Kay Cannon new film takes a feminist twist on a classic fairytale. Our ambitious heroine has big dreams and with the help of her fab Godmother, she perseveres to make them come true.
The Power of Stories
When I think of fantasy fandom's that shaped my childhood, a handful of authors come to mind - three I’m particular are Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. To say I devoured those books as a kid is a massive understatement - each significant in where I was in life through childhood and adolescence. Narnia was a whimsical escapism as a child, Potter actually sparked my passion for writing and Dark Materials gave me the freedom to critically analyse and reflect on a story. Then there was Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Saga, which dominated my adolescence.
The Broken Fantasy of Gossip Girl
In a time where social media has become quite literally a way of life, now more than ever seemed like a brilliant time to revive GG for a new generation. On paper, the show tackling current issues - Black Lives Matter, the Covid-19 pandemic, sexuality, social class and mental health - and Gossip Girl herself Kristen Bell reprising her narrating role, I had high hopes for this show.
I Am Victoria (2021)
Victoria (Suranne Jones) appears to have the perfect family, job and home. But beneath the veneer of happiness, something is wrong.
"The Year of Martha Jones" - COVER & CAST REVEAL
Big Finish Productions revealed the official artwork the other day for this brand-new box set of full-cast audio adventures from the worlds of Doctor Who, due for release in December 2021, featuring stars of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Game of Thrones, Alien and The Sarah Jane Adventures to join TV legends Freema Agyeman and Adjoa Andoh in this new three-part series.
Cruel Summer (Season One) - Review
Rarely have I seen a teen drama written with such nuance and depth. Told over three summers in the 1990s, a girl goes missing and another mysteriously takes over her life. In many ways, this felt like watching a V.C. Andrews thriller - especially the dark gothic horror themes, messed up families and unreliable characters.