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Being Jackie

Ngaire Ruth is mesmerised by Natalie Portman’s performance as Jackie Kennedy in Noah Oppenheim and Pablo Larraín’s retelling of four days in the life of the iconic First Lady

Ngaire Ruth // 16 February 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

A night at the movies

Ali Cocksworth finds Dana Spiotta's Innocents and Others to be impressive and intricate, but questions whether the movie montage style of the narrative could leave readers feeling alienated

Ali Cocksworth // 15 February 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

Punk’s pioneer

Jo Whitehead is struck by the brutal honesty in Laura Jane Grace’s moving account of being raised as a boy, navigating adulthood as an angry radical and then transitioning while fronting international anarchist punk band, Against Me!

Joanna Whitehead // 11 February 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

Flipping gender stereotypes rather than challenging them?

Fleabag explores a modern woman’s experience of her sexuality in a way that flips 'male' and 'female' stereotypes but Cath Murray wonders if it could have done so in a less binary way

Cath Murray // 6 February 2017

Categories: Reviews, Television

The power of the cameraperson

Sophie Mayer recommends Kirsten Johnson’s extraordinary visual memoir Cameraperson as a film to hold on to in the current political climate

Sophie Mayer // 18 January 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

Don’t wake me up before you go-go

Sarah Wishart is not impressed with the toxic masculinity storyline of yet another space film, Morten Tyldum’s Passengers

Sarah Wishart // 11 January 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

Talking to aliens

The female professor in Denis Villeneuve’s film about the arrival of aliens makes Alexandra Orlando hopeful for the future

Alexandra Orlando // 24 December 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

Rogue One: Jyn Erso’s Star Wars herstory

Ngaire Ruth is thrilled about the latest Star Wars instalment, and especially about Jyn Erso, the woman at its heart

Ngaire Ruth // 21 December 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

Forgive and forget?

Tillie Boyce reviews Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed and wonders whether too much is forgiven in this tender-hearted and thoughtful rewriting of Shakespeare’s The Tempest

Tillie Boyce // 19 December 2016

Categories: Books

Robbing the galaxy

Anastasia Wiltshire finds that the future universes of Dark Matter and Killjoys are made up of women who are strong, but often only exceptional

Anastasia Wiltshire // 14 December 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

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