Latest Reviews

conviction2Conviction: a Shondaland-esque legal procedural

The excellent casting makes the show but the women are not complex enough, says J. T. Rattray

J. T. Rattray // 5 December 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

jessica-johnson-christina-berriman-dawson-in-key-change-keith-pattison-sqBreaking boundaries

Harriet Kilikita reviews Open Clasp’s play Key Change and applauds its powerful and unflinching exploration of the lives of women prisoners

Harriet Kilikita // 30 November 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Nancy Crane
Fiona Glascott
Jane Hazlegrove
John Mackay
Sarah Niles
Alison O’Donnell

Writer: E V Crowe
Director & Designer: Stewart Laing
Lighting Designer: Mike Brookes
Sound Designer: Christopher ShuttSeeking peace through stitching

Lissy Lovett finds much to admire in the stagecraft of The Sewing Group but it ultimately leaves her wanting more

Lissy Lovett // 18 November 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

On the road with Star and her mag crew

Laura James revels in the meandering story of a group of young misfits in Andrea Arnold’s American Honey

Laura James // 16 November 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

the-power-squarePower play

Lauren Hossack gets tangled up in power relations reviewing Naomi Alderman’s latest novel

Lauren Hossack // 10 November 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

the-new-man-5The New Man: becoming a father

Amy Hardcastle praises The New Man, a documentary which doesn’t shy away from difficult subjects which are still taboo in our society

Amy Hardcastle // 9 November 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

30167758Forever friends?

Jo Whitehead identifies with the pain and pleasure that female relationships can offer in Kerry Cohen’s Girl Trouble: An Illustrated Memoir and wonders if we all have a Mean Girl lurking within

Joanna Whitehead // 7 November 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

9781524735746Women on the wrong track?

Nicola McClements reads Sady Doyle's exploration of the ‘trainwreck’ women celebrities the world just loves to hate

Nicola McClements // 24 October 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

a-closed-and-common-orbit-squareMaking space for female friendship

Becky Lea reviews Becky Chambers’ A Closed and Common Orbit and praises its spirit of inclusivity and acceptance

Becky Lea // 21 October 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

imageedit_4_4121137041Killer Women Crime Writing Festival

Harriet Kilikita brings together her highlights of the first Killer Women Crime Writing Festival

Harriet Kilikita // 18 October 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

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