Tag: Essay

  • Are Queer Coming Of Age Films Accurate Portrayals Of 2020 America? – ‘Brightest Young Things’

    Are Queer Coming Of Age Films Accurate Portrayals Of 2020 America? – ‘Brightest Young Things’

    ‘“Sixteen will be the year I finally figure out what I want,” says Victor, a teenager coming to terms with his sexuality in Georgia on the new Hulu show Love, Victor (June 19th). The series, a spin-off from the 2018 film Love, Simon, looks like the corny teen rom-coms of my youth, the ones I lived vicariously through. The […]

  • On Reese Witherspoon

    On Reese Witherspoon

    ‘There is an ancient adage. One as old as the trees around us, as the ground we walk on. It glides, delicately, on the wind allowing us to hear it, whispered on the summer breeze. It speaks softly of the truth, our desire to succeed, and our want of something good from this draining existence; What […]

  • Review: Bombshell – ‘Big Picture Film Club’

    Review: Bombshell – ‘Big Picture Film Club’

    ‘Does it refer to the huge news story? So gigantic it exploded onto the 24-hour news cycle in 2016, dominating the conversation for weeks. Or maybe it means the striking skinny blond newscasters who delivered that story on Fox News? The film’s title, Bombshell, isn’t the only thing that’s hard to pin down in this fictionalised retelling of the […]

  • We Are All Gloria Bell – ‘Storyhouse’

    We Are All Gloria Bell – ‘Storyhouse’

    ‘You’ve just bought a drink and you’re stood alone at the bar, maybe you’re not as drunk as you would like to be or maybe you don’t drink. Your friends are on the dancefloor or in the bathroom, and you look around and see everyone else. All the sweaty people dancing, the group of eighteen […]