In October 2017, the #MeToo hashtag took over Twitter in response to the sexual abuse charges against Harvey Weinstein. The phrase was popularised to encourage people to tweet about their own experiences in order to highlight the magnitude of the problem. Although there is still a lot left to achieve, the #MeToo movement has been a major step forward in raising awareness for sexual harassment – especially in the workplace – and educating people on their behaviour. The movement has also been t...
As the first female-led superhero film from Marvel Studios, Captain Marvel has not had it easy. There has been plenty of support, as well as some fair criticism, but otherwise there’s mostly just complaint after complaint from the same people; the group of white men that set out to condemn the film after Brie Larson’s comments on press diversity. Whether it is genuine critique or targeted hate, a lot of it seems to be focused on Larson and her portrayal of Carol Danvers. Is Carol really emoti...
Set in a future where humanity has colonised the Solar System, The Expanse follows a group of characters who find themselves at the center of a conspiracy that threatens the very existence of humanity. It’s based on the science-fiction novels by James S. A. Corey, the joint pen name of authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, who have created a very rich and entertaining experience with diverse characters.
As the first female-fronted superhero film from Marvel Studios, it’s no coincidence that Captain Marvel arrived just in time for Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. Being the first of its kind, Captain Marvel has faced unfair high pressure to perform better than other origin stories within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Since the release of its first poster, many men have been calling for Oscar-winning-actress Brie Larson to smile more (which she responded to perfectly). The worst backlash, however, came from a misinterpreted interview with Marie Claire.
During Halloween season last year, Netflix released The Haunting of Hill House, a series written and directed by Mike Flanagan. It was based on the book of the same name by Shirley Jackson, but reworked for television.
Used to having his own work adapted, Stephen King said he doesn’t usually care for this kind of revisionism, but Hill House is “close to a work of genius.” Fortunately, many fans agreed with the acclaimed horror writer as Flanagan’s ten episode series left them craving more.
Russian Doll has been a huge hit since its February 1st release on Netflix. The series follows software engineer Nadia Vulvokov (Natasha Lyonne) who gets hit by a car on her 36th birthday.
Whilst the car accident is fatal for Nadia, her time on screen is far from over. Nadia finds herself caught in a time loop and reliving her 36th birthday party over and over again.
Halfway through the series, we’re introduced to Alan, who is going through the exact same thing, and together the pair figure out what the hell is going on and try to put an end to their hellish Groundhog Day.
Each month, Netflix adds a selection of old and new content to their catalogue. In January, they gave us Close starring Noomi Rapace and Polar with Mads Mikkelsen, not to mention the ridiculous FYRE documentary which tackles influencer culture.
We were also blessed with Sex Education, and the return of Star Trek: Discovery, Grace and Frankie, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Riverdale and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend also came back after their Christmas break.
But what about this month? Netflix’s February releases continue to include some promising original series in addition to a varied selection of f
Last month, Netflix’s Sex Education introduced us to Otis Milburn, a socially awkward teenager who has anxiety surrounding sex. This is ironic as his mother is a sex therapist and he has picked up a lot of useful knowledge over the years.
Despite Otis’ own affliction with sex, he teams up with bad girl Maeve to open an underground sex clinic at school. He puts his knowledge to good use whilst Maeve focuses on securing the clients so she can earn some extra money.
Season 1 ended on an open note with a lot left for the characters to explore. Due to how well the show tackles sex-related issues
Netflix’s Sex Education is a British teen comedy-drama series which follows the life of Otis, a socially awkward virgin who lives with his sex therapist mother.
The series tackles a wide range of sex-related issues that are not often discussed in sex education classes, nor shown in other coming-of-age films and shows.
Sex Education sees Otis and Maeve - the smart bad girl - set up a sex clinic at their secondary school. Using his knowledge, Otis helps his peers deal with the weird and wonderful common problems that young people tend to experience.
Based on Caroline Kepnes’ novel of the same name, Lifetime’s YOU follows the life of Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager who stalks and then dates aspiring writer Guinevere Beck.
As the show’s protagonist, Joe does a lot of questionable things – all in the name of love – which has created debate around if we’re supposed to sympathise with his character of not. Either way, Joe remains an unreliable narrator and there are certainly some moments that lack clarity and raise questions.
Whilst we wait for Season 2, fans have been coming up with intriguing theories to make sense of some of the show’s
Lifetime’s YOU has become a buzzy hit since releasing on Netflix. Based on the book by Caroline Kepnes, YOU tells the story of bookstore manager Joe Goldberg who stalks and then dates aspiring writer Guinevere Beck.
The couple have their ups and downs as Joe keeps some alarming secrets from her. Joe’s ability to tell right from wrong is pretty skewed when it comes to love, and how it ended only leaves us wondering where it will go next.
The Haunting of Hill House, a fantastic Netflix series written and directed by Mike Flanagan, follows the Crain family and the supernatural experiences they had at Hill House.
It was adapted from Shirley Jackson’s novel the same name and has left fans craving more after its 10-episode run in October. The last episode answered some of the biggest questions, but it also left some quite uncertain.
When asked about plans for a season two, Flanagan said the Crains have been through enough, but he ...
The Haunting of Hill House, adapted from Shirley Jackson’s novel of the same name, follows the Crain family and the supernatural experiences they had at Hill House. The limited series only ran for 10 episodes but created an enigma of a tale which leaves some things open to interpretation.
CN: drug use, anxiety, depression,
Many people believe those who experience addiction are simply lacking in moral judgement and willpower, making the wrong decisions and flushing their lives down the drain. But they have no idea what would drive someone to take drugs in the first place––addiction isn’t a flawed character trait––it’s a complex and chronic disease, one that is often linked to mental illness.
Addiction typically starts how you think it does—without the intention of becoming addi...