• Film

    “We are not one dimensional” | Booksmart, I love you.

    Finding a new film that you like enough to start recommending it to everyone you come across is one thing, but seeing a new film and falling in love with it is a rare experience. It’s like making a new friend, discovering that you have shared interests and understanding each other’s feelings. And that’s what Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut Booksmart feels like to me. There is so much to love about this female-led comedy, that I feel compelled to write about why I love it and why I think it’s an achievement in feminist filmmaking. Smart girls I have never felt this represented in a movie before until I saw…

  • Miscellaneous

    April favourites

    Now that I’m compiling a list of favourites each month they seem to be moving even quicker than usual. April was a nice month. Easter weekend was beautiful and everything else around it has been pleasant, including these things: Waitress This month I got to experience a West End show I’ve been intrigued to see since I heard it was making it’s way over from Broadway. I watched the film Waitress about ten years ago on Film4, as I had seen that Keri Russell starred in it. I enjoyed it and, no pun intended, found it sweet. It was adapted into a musical a few years ago, but the thing…

  • Books,  Miscellaneous

    Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies and my own feminist lie

    If I’m to be honest, I haven’t been keeping up with my goal of reading more. I have read the occasional book, but so far I’m yet to be in a constant cycle of picking up a new read as soon as I’ve finished with one. In an attempt to start this routine, it’s about time that I tell everyone about one of the only books I have truly loved in the past year. This blog is long overdue. After dropping dozens of hints to my boyfriend, I received Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies): Amazing women on what the F-word means to them for my birthday last year.…