Discussion of the Bill & Ted franchise feels very timely - not least because pop culture is currently reckoning with the fact that many old favourites are deeply problematic.
The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs (A Feminist Flicker Excerpt)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is one of the best Coen Brothers films ever made, because it seems to address the issue of their filmography focusing on male dominance.
Old Movies Don’t Get A Free Pass On Sexism And Racism Just Because They’re Old (An Excerpt)
Old movies don't get a free pass on sexism and racism just because they're old.
Can We Have Movie Heroism Without The Sexism, Please? (An Excerpt)
Published recently, on Medium: Can We Have Movie Heroism Without The Sexism, Please? Most movie heroism, of men and women, is underpinned by the victimisation of women — and, ironically, that’s the only kind of gender equality in cinema The Bride (Uma Thurman) in Kill Bill It’s fairly standard Hollywood screenwriting. The hero can’t be... Continue Reading →
Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse (A Feminist Flicker Excerpt)
I present to you two contradictory facts. I loathe the character of Spider-Man, and Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse is one of the best films I've seen in a long time.
The Expansion Of The British Social Class Divide (An excerpt)
Published recently, on Medium: The Expansion Of The British Social Class Divide How one South East London estate came to embody the true nature of the U.K’s social housing crisis I have great privilege. At the age of 40, I own the detached home in which I live, located on a quiet street, in a... Continue Reading →
On Medium: How Two Weeks On Vancouver Island Soothed My British Soul
My latest, over on Medium, is what happens when you leave the shores of the U.K and spend time in a place that values the acknowledgement of injustice. An excerpt follows: "Due to a variety of circumstances, I had not travelled beyond the shores of Great Britain for a number of years. We decided that... Continue Reading →
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Captain Marvel And The Patriarchal Tool (on Medium)
An excerpt from my latest piece on Medium, which digs into the way Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel slices straight to the heart of what makes Patriarchy tick: The ‘Patriarchal Tool’. It sounds like a turn of phrase you might use to refer to a misogynist troll on Twitter, or even an unpleasant and entitled... Continue Reading →
Fear, Truth, And Writing: Lessons From My First NaNoWriMo (An Excerpt From Medium)
November 2018 saw me undertake my first ever NaNoWriMo (www.nanowrimo.org). This is the National Novel Writing Month challenge that tasks writers with penning a minimum of 50,000 words in the month of November. The idea is that writing that many words will result in you having a complete first draft of a novel, on which... Continue Reading →