Category: Reviews

Although it came out nearly 5 months ago, I’m still hearing conversations about The Red Pill, the controversial documentary which dives into the deep and dangerous world of the Men’s Rights Movement. Last weekend I decided it was high time I went down the rabbit hole myself. The film documents liberal feminist filmmaker...

It’s been just over a year since Labour MP for Batley and Spen Jo Cox was murdered as she arrived for a routine meeting with her constituents. Still reeling from total and utter grief, her husband Brendan has penned her biography – not simply to map out her life but to celebrate the vibrance but also gentleness with...

If a semi-prominent feminist has written a book, you can bet a month’s wages that I’ve read it. Caitlin Moran, Sara Pascoe, Bridget Christie and many others have become brilliant bedfellows, and so when I spotted Jess Phillips’ Everywoman in my local bookshop this weekend I was simultaneously excited and afraid. It was...

Sentimentality, a yearning for simpler times, Eddie Redmayne… Whatever draws you back to the Harry Potter franchise, you’ll be in for a treat. Written by J.K Rowling herself and directed by David Yates (who directed all the previous films), Fantastic Beasts is the perfect nod to the goings-on at Hogwarts with enough new...

Ken Loach is known for making angry films, and his latest movie is his angriest yet. I, Daniel Blake is a blistering commentary on our current welfare system and the humiliations faced by those who find themselves dependent on it, and it pulls no punches. The movie, filmed entirely in Newcastle, follows Daniel Blake,...

  If there were ever the utterly perfect location to hear Birdy, it would be the Sage in Gateshead. The breathtaking structure – housing within it a 1700-seater performance space that looks like the hull of a great ship – has both the acoustics and the aesthetics befitting of one of the most incredible voices in...

Bridget Jones is probably the closest thing to a religion my mother has ever had. She can quote all of the first two movies word for word. I can too. The series is flawed but it is charming. I will always remember The Edge of Reason being the first time I saw a woman kissing another woman being played as something...

Nadiya Hussain was the bubbly, hijab-wearing winner of last year’s Great British Bake Off – and whilst we feast on the new contestants in the 2016 series, the BBC has also served us up a two-part documentary dedicated to her. In The Chronicles of Nadiya, our favourite baker visits Bangladesh – the country her parents...

With the last episode airing on 26th August, the BBC’s arguably most controversial reality TV show came to an anti-climactic end with one contestant winning the grand “bonus” of £15,000, or a year’s salary at the living wage. Throughout the series, volunteers took part in a range of real and simulated low-wage jobs as...

1,502 days. That is, four years and one and a half months since we last had a full album from Mr. Frank Ocean. In a space of two days, we received two. ‘Endless’ – a 45-minute visual album provided the first sound of Ocean in four years, leading to assume that it would be fully released within moments from Apple...