Derry Girls looks to the strong and amazing women of the troubles, to produce Channel 4’s biggest comedy hit since 2004
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Derry Girls looks to the strong and amazing women of the troubles, to produce Channel 4’s biggest comedy hit since 2004

Admittedly, when I heard Channel 4 was producing a sitcom in mid-troubles Northern Ireland, I had my doubts. Although, they do say comedy equals tragedy plus time, and Derry Girls proves just that. Created and written by actual ‘Derry Girl’ Lisa McGee, this fast paced, joke per minute, smash hit tackles the troubles, and comes … Continue reading

TALK TO THE INTERNET: Ashlee Blackwell (Graveyard Shift Sisters)
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TALK TO THE INTERNET: Ashlee Blackwell (Graveyard Shift Sisters)

In ‘Talk To The Internet’, we take the same 10 questions and one internet sensation to find out their loves, hates and their dream casts in the world of film. Ashlee Blackwell is the creator of Graveyard Shift Sisters, a blog celebrating and academically dissecting the presence of black women in horror and science fiction, … Continue reading

REVIEW- The Shape of Water: Del Toro’s dark fairytale enchants with a sublime score and a big heart
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REVIEW- The Shape of Water: Del Toro’s dark fairytale enchants with a sublime score and a big heart

“The Princess without a voice.” From its opening sequence, Guillermo del Toro envisions a dream-like fairy-tale. The pride he takes in his world-building, and the creation of his characters and monsters, is a sheer wonder that continues to amaze me. The Shape of Water is no different. Our endearing protagonist, Elisa, is played with a … Continue reading

8 Films to look forward to from Sundance 2018
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8 Films to look forward to from Sundance 2018

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Dir. Desiree Akhavan) Based on the book of the same name by Emily Danforth, in The Miseducation of Cameron Post, we follow protagonist Cameron (Chloe Moretz) as she is sent to ‘God’s Promise’, a ‘pray the gay away’ type of conversion-therapy centre. Whilst there she meets Adam (Forrest Goodluck) and … Continue reading

REVIEW- I, Tonya: Skating biopic gives booming voice and punchy attitude whilst overturning reductive narratives
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REVIEW- I, Tonya: Skating biopic gives booming voice and punchy attitude whilst overturning reductive narratives

Everyone seems to know something of Tonya Harding, and the controversy she became embroiled in before the 1994 Winter Olympics. But how many people truly know her? This is the question that Harding’s biopic raises, and the title of the film seems to say it all. We are presented not with a descriptor of Tonya … Continue reading