Coming of age films can be defined by what barriers they smash and just how uncomfortable or nostalgic they can make us feel, but they're often remembered for what they bottle up about their own particular era.
With the nineties bang on trend currently, the nostalgia for my childhood has been heavy on my mind. Those growing up around the decade will remember the often odd yet beloved films of the time, so I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane to look at some of the… Continue reading Films That Shaped Me: Creepy Childhood Films
The Young Women’s Film Academy are an amazing charity in the North East of England. They are passionate about promoting and encouraging young women to develop skills and interests in the film industry. The Academy runs a Saturday club for girls aged 12+ to make films that explore challenging and relevant issues, learn new skills and make friends in a relaxed, comfortable all-female environment.
I am a person who consumes true crime. I say consume because I literally devour and ingest podcasts, books, documentaries, articles, whatever I can. A few summers ago I consumed so much information about the Tate/ LaBianca murders and The Manson Family that it no longer felt real to me. It felt like story that… Continue reading True Crime and Hollywood
If you heard the title ‘Mr Smith goes to Washington’ and thought that it may not hold much representation for modern women then you would probably be forgiven. Mr Smith, a white American everyman, is so often the default hero for all of western cinema, and Washington D.C. is a city in which the United… Continue reading Leading Ladies: Jean Arthur in “Mr Smith goes to Washington” (1939)