30 January 2023
Meet the up and coming jewellery brand supplying Hollywood’s A-List
The jeweller and artist led company that started in Britain is now taking Hollywood by storm.
20 June 2022
Hollywood’s Sewing Circle: Lesbian and bisexual women in the Golden Age of Cinema
Knowledge of Hollywood’s Sewing Circle is fragmented and often unreliable, but still an important insight into lesbian and bisexual individuals in the golden age of cinema.
6 June 2022
Review - Top Gun: Maverick
In this sequel to the classic 1986 film, Tom Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski transcend simple military propaganda and create a visually-spectacular testament to the power of the moving image and human ingenuity.
6 August 2021
£700m Hollywood studio to be built in Hertfordshire
Sunset Studios have announced their plans to build a ‘world-class’ film and TV studio in the UK.
21 May 2020
The backstories of Netflix’s ‘Hollywood’ characters
A look into the backstories of the revolutionary characters that shaped Hollywood into what it is today.
15 May 2020
Hollywood is beautifully shot and enjoyable to watch, yet ultimately offers a reductionist view on the post-war film industry.
12 February 2020
Oscars 2020 verdict
The 92nd Academy Awards are over, what happened and what does it mean?
24 June 2019
Women in Film: The Bechdel Test
All airheads and flirts?
5 November 2018
Sexism in TV & Film
After the recent issues in reference to Harvey Weinstein and the current MeToo movement/campaign which followed, I was interested in finding out more about the issue of sexism in tv & film through interviewing those within the industry to gage their opinions, as well as through reading articles which are currently in most newspapers and magazines.
13 June 2018
Over Saturation in Hollywood
I have written an essay about the over-saturation of sequels in Hollywood, and how this may have a detrimental effect on smaller independent movies
7 March 2018
How should characters talk?
A post inspired by 'The Meyerowitz Stories' starring Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.
10 November 2017
Womanhood: a problem you can't pay away
Sexual abuse cases have recently been tearing through Hollywood, more shockingly than ever before, showing us that there are some problems money and fame can't solve, for even the most high-powered women.
6 March 2017
La La Land review - dare to read an unpopular opinion
La La Land represents the toils of the Hollywood underdogs, a film primed for all the successes it gained and almost gained. Unfortunately, for everything that astonishes about this film, it still just didn't grip.
18 January 2016
What is Hollywood's problem with diversity?
For the second year running the Oscars nominations have been criticised for their four acting categories having exclusively white nominees, sparking more debate over diversity in Hollywood and bringing the return of the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.