Since last century women have been told they can have it all: independence, a career, casual sex, and that they can have it guilt-free, pain-free and worry-free! Of course it's all a fantastic lie, but a lie with expectations attached.
I wasn't planning on commenting on this film, or indeed any of the movies in the disappointing new Star Wars sequel trilogy. However, after I left the cinema on Friday night I felt deeply bothered by something that I couldn't quite put my finger on.
A friend recently put me onto the Netflix comedy special Iliza: Elder Millennial. This is what I thought.
Yes, judge me if you will. Despite detailing my disappointment with how the series developed, I went ahead and watched the movie anyway. But look at it this way: now you can decide whether or not you want to see it based on my spoiler-free review 🙂 So with that non-apology out of the way, what did … Continue reading Something light: Reviewing the Downton Abbey movie
A few days ago I finally got to see Unplanned!
If you were born after 1980 chances are you were brought up watching Disney movies as a kid. The first movie I ever watched at the cinema was Disney's Beauty and the Beast, when I was four or five years old. Like most little girls, I absolutely adored them and fell in love with the … Continue reading Did Disney sell us a lie?
With the Downton Abbey movie to be released next month, I thought it might be fun to post something lighthearted by looking into this tragically popular television series and analysing exactly what went wrong.
Okay... so I realise I've come very late to the party on this one - but I just discovered the Lizzie Bennet Diaries on Youtube and for a couple of shameful days, I did almost nothing other than watch it from start to finish! And before YOU start shaming me too, bear in mind that … Continue reading Something light… The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Her characters are relatableSeriously, who doesn't identify with Anne Elliot, Catherine Morland, Marianne Dashwood or Lizzie Bennet at times? Or indeed, any of her other characters? Love her or loathe her, Jane Austen had a wonderful understanding of the human person, which is why she was able to create such three-dimensional, relatable characters that you … Continue reading 7 reasons why women love Jane Austen
These posts have already generated some fantastic discussion, but I thought it might be a nice idea to round off the week (or begin another, depending on your time zone) by writing about something a bit more lighthearted. I just saw the live-action remake of Disney's Aladdin, and here's my (spoiler-free) two cents: First off, … Continue reading Something light…