Awards Season: A Review of ‘Belfast’ and ‘The Power of The Dog’

The BAFTA’s were last weekend and the Oscars are coming up on the 28th of March (at 1am if you’re in Britain), award shows that for years have celebrated the power of the cinema and now streaming sites, to quote Kenneth Branagh’s speech ‘long live the big screen’. Movies are now competing in two platformsContinue reading “Awards Season: A Review of ‘Belfast’ and ‘The Power of The Dog’”

Robert Harris’s “Munich” Review

A story that speaks for our time, or a tackless redemption story? “Munich: The Edge of War” was released on Netflix and at selected cinemas at the end of January 2022. It stars George Mackay as Hugh Legat (a fictional English civil servant) and Jannis Niew√∂hner as Paul Hartmann (a German diplomat) with Jeremy IronsContinue reading “Robert Harris’s “Munich” Review”

Reading Harry Potter for the First Time at 20…

J. K Rowling’s series of Harry Potter books are arguably the most popular books of the twenty first century so far, both for adults and children. Originally published in the children’s section with brightly coloured illustrations of the fantastic, the covers soon got a paired-back refresh to sit a bit closer to the adult shelves.Continue reading “Reading Harry Potter for the First Time at 20…”

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate everything that women have achieved so far and to recognise the importance of empowering each other. Below is a poem I wrote to show what it means to me: I am very much an amateur poet but I thought this would be the best wayContinue reading “International Women’s Day”

FILM REVIEW: ‘The True History of the Kelly Gang’

Last Friday, The True History of The Kelly Gang, a drama/crime film directed by Justin Kurzel (who also directed Macbeth (2015)) was released. The film is an adaptation of the book by Peter Cary, the plot is described as – “Set against the badlands of colonial Australia where the English rule with a bloody fistContinue reading “FILM REVIEW: ‘The True History of the Kelly Gang’”