• Books,  TV

    My decade of TV, musicals, books, and music

    I can be really sentimental and nostalgic with certain things and, despite believing that time is a social construct and that it doesn’t really mean anything, I especially feel it at the end of the year. When it hits midnight on New Year’s Eve, I feel this big drop in my stomach. I think it’s because I feel like I’ve lost something, or there’s something out there that I won’t get back. When the New Year gets into swing I tend to hate January. I feel like I’m already behind with things and the thought of a blank page terrifies me. Which again, I know is silly because it doesn’t…

  • Film

    Top 10 films of 2018

    I saw 80 UK releases in total this year. Not as impressive as other lists I’ve seen, but I consider this a fair effort at keeping up to date with film. 18 of these were either Netflix or other streaming services releases, a couple of which were not only contenders for my top 10, but made by huge names. Like Duncan Jones’ Mute, Alex Garland’s exceptional Annihilation and the latest western from the Coen Bros, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Netflix brought the Romantic Comedy back to life in teen hit To All The Boys I Loved Before and the lovable Set It Up, which proved that the classic Hollywood…

  • Miscellaneous

    2018 Favourites

    I am reflecting on the good things I’ve discovered and enjoyed in 2018, before I feel sad, sentimental and nostalgic like I usually do when the New Year is approaching. My top 10 films of the year will come later, in case I see something in the next week that makes its way onto my list. For music, books, TV and more, here is my happy little list of things I’ve loved this year. EDIT: I remembered I saw another 2 West End shows this year: Hamilton and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. After loving Hamilton for years and purchasing tickets a whole year before, the show was worth the wait.…

  • monthly favourites

    November Loves

    I saw a tweet that said November is like the Thursday of the year and I felt that. December is finally here! November was good. I had an anxiety-ridden week which was tough, but had lots of happy days with my friends and family, visited Christmas markets, had afternoon tea, a lot of cinema trips and overall, nothing bad happened. Here are some of my other highlights. Widows Makes Me Want to Invite Daniel Kaluuya to Rob Me By Hunter Harris. AKA my new favourite writer. I caught Widows at the beginning of the month and really enjoyed this female-led heist. It’s a Steve McQueen film, written by Gone Girl and Sharp Objects author…