Latest Reviews

All singing, all dancing, all rather toxic

D H Kelly enjoys the brilliant comic songs in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend but is disappointed by the show’s treatment of mental ill health and its reliance on toxic heteronormative romantic messages

D H Kelly // 25 March 2017

Categories: Reviews, Television

Opening up the birth story

Ashley Cook commends Pamela Erens’ Eleven Hours for its visceral and evocative depiction of the experience of labour

Ashley Cook // 22 March 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

Savour the detail

Sarah Wishart could have watched the characters in Kelly Reichardt's latest film Certain Women all night long

Sarah Wishart // 21 March 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

A new tool kit for living a feminist life

Evelyn Deshane reviews Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed and finds it an invaluable resource for assembling your own feminist ‘tool kit’

Evelyn Deshane // 19 March 2017

Categories: Books

Navigating girlhood

Sarah Wishart is impressed by the hypnotic performance of a girl on the cusp of teenagehood in The Fits

Sarah Wishart // 17 March 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews, Uncategorized

The power of a loving couple

Emily Chudy reviews touching civil-rights drama Loving, exploring the lessons that still need to be learnt from one marriage that changed the course of history

Emily Chudy // 8 March 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews, Uncategorized

A fever you can’t sweat out

Sarah Tinsley reviews Fever Dream by Samantha Schweblin and finds it to be a powerful and haunting novel which grips to the very end

Sarah Tinsley // 3 March 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

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

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