• TV

    How Sex Education gets representation right by going all the way (almost)

    When I studied GCSE and A Level Media at school, a lot of the very basic curriculum, at least back then, was about representation in film and television. It was kind of bleak. We learnt how women were typically always saved by men in romantic comedies, how POC tend to be the bad guys in action movies, and we didn’t even learn about representations of sexuality. I know that’s how mainstream media was (still is?), but we weren’t really taught how that’s changing or why it should change, or better yet how we, 16-18 year old students in the early 2010s, could change it. Representation in indie/art house films and…

  • Film

    Favourite films of the decade

    I was asked to choose my favourite film of the decade for Cineworld, which you can find here along with choices from other writers. If you can’t tell from my last three blog posts (2019 favourites | 2019 films | Decade favourites), I love lists and stats. So I wanted to do something about film in the last decade. It was the decade I was 15-25, which feels significant. Obviously because of my age, I watched more films than ever and really fell in love with them. Over the last few weeks, I’ve worked out I roughly saw 732 2010-2019 U.K. Releases (more about the rules I use for counting…

  • Film

    Top 10 films of 2019 (and stats!)

    Let’s talk rules. I’m a stickler for the rules and when creating lists, I need to know what my limitations are. So I tend to go by the guidelines of: stick to a location and year of release. So I only consider films released theatrically in the U.K. during 2019 as my contenders. Not films I’ve seen for the first time this year, if so This Is Spinal Tap would have made it into the list. And it can’t be from any year, because The Prestige would be in my list every year. Some people don’t stick to rules like this, which is fine but I can’t do it! Chris…