There has been a recent surge in attempts to create female reboots of popular male-led films; most notably Ghostbusters and the recent Ocean’s 8 film. Whilst both films had a stellar cast, their critical and commercial success was much lower than those of their male predecessors. There are many reasons for this, primarily a lack … Continue reading Seeing It From The Other Side: An Argument Against Reboots
Hannah Gadsby's final comedy show has been lauded around the world for its poignant, sharp analysis of our world. Whilst it initially seems like every other stand-up special, it soon transpires that Gadsby is re-writing the rules of comedy.
I don’t usually write about politics. I prefer to concentrate on film and television, two mediums that allow me to make sense of the world through their fictional portrayals of it, which often make it easier to process and comprehend our reality. Thus far, television especially, has been focused on being the satiric version of … Continue reading A SEPARATION
I recently went to watch the widely criticised movie ‘Passengers’ starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. The trailer of the film promised action and explosions with a romance between two people at the centre of it. The full feature was far from this and, apart from a noteworthy performance by Michael Sheen as the cyborg … Continue reading ‘Star Power’
Mindy Kaling is the Emmy-award winning writer whose credits include her acclaimed college play Matt and Ben, the US version of The Office. and The Mindy Project. Outside of her professional credits, she is, in my opinion, single-handedly responsible for changing the perception of Asian women in film and television. Through her pioneering work in … Continue reading “Wow, You’re Just Like Mindy From The Mindy Project!”