Articles about 'reviews'

A terrifyingly tangible future

Despite some changes to her beloved novel, Becky Kukla thinks the serial adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is looking great

Becky Kukla // 13 July 2017

Categories: Reviews, Television

Anne with an E tells the trauma of adoption like it is

Alessia Galatini watches Netflix’s recent adaptation of L.M Montgomery’s 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables and finds it takes a stand on what it means to be a good parent

Alessia Galatini // 21 June 2017

Categories: Reviews, Television

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

Review: Loud Women – The Nyx, The Baby Seals, IV, Guttfull

Ngaire Ruth reviews bands The Nyx, The Baby Seals, IV and Guttfull, as part of a Loud Women music event

Guest Blogger // 14 December 2016

Categories: Blog

Drama and intrigue at the expense of victims

In this second review of Undercover, Jane Fae is not impressed

Jane Fae // 28 May 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

The best shot at the truth?

In our first of two reviews of Undercover, Rashida Islam sees a great premise let down by a sidelining of the most important issues at the show’s core

Rashida Islam // 27 May 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

A case of clashing intersections

Nick Beard watches The People v OJ Simpson and finds a nuanced portrayal with an appreciation of the deep societal prejudices informing and impacting on the case

Nick Beard // 20 April 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

Your body is the vessel

Anastasia Wiltshire watches the first series of The Shannara Chronicles and is disappointed in the objectification of the two initially strong female leads, as they realise the key to saving the world lies in their own subjugation

Anastasia Wiltshire // 9 April 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

A shadow of progress?

Nick Beard welcomes Shadowhunters’ diverse casting when wider representation has often failed to reach television shows aimed at teenagers and young adults

Nick Beard // 25 March 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

Rebuilding society

Lissy Lovett is dismayed by the response of mainstream critics to the child abuse elements of the Old Vic’s production of The Master Builder

Lissy Lovett // 10 March 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Reviews, Theatre

Beautiful dead women

Ailsa Bristow looks at Making a Murderer as part of a broader cultural trend in which women’s deaths are fetishised and made into a spectacle, while the women themselves are erased

Ailsa Bristow // 26 January 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

The heinous vengeance of women

Nick Beard finds the latest Sherlock special attempting to lampoon the boys-club nature of Sherlock Holmes stories, with mixed success

Nick Beard // 12 January 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

Superhero and survivor

Nick Beard praises the TV adaption of Jessica Jones for its refreshing feminist credentials and bold survivor perspective

Nick Beard // 31 December 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Is suffrage black or white?

Rashida Islam watches a recent BBC documentary about Sophia Duleep Singh and argues that, when it comes to Black activists throughout history, her story is not necessarily the most significant

Rashida Islam // 15 December 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

A fair perspective

Nick Beard watches the second series of The Affair and finds a sophisticated examination of the gap between who we perceive ourselves to be and the reality of how we behave

Nick Beard // 22 November 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Downton and Dukedom: The real-life Lady Marys saving our country houses

Television drama, Downton Abbey and recent documentary, The Last Dukes both offer insights into the patriarchal traditions of the often unaccountable ruling class. Beccy Roberts challenges these traditions and discusses the importance of women in sustaining the UK’s country houses

Beccy Roberts // 6 November 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Nothing feminist to detect?

Lisa Glass watches the 2015 DVD release of 1990s detective drama Chandler & Co and is disappointed with the old fashioned humour and lack of realism

Lisa Glass // 28 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

A defiant exception

Sarah Louisa Phythian-Adams watches a futuristic drama set in a fictional Northern American town circa 2046 and finds a refreshing change from the usual limitations placed on female characters in sci-fi

Sarah Louisa Phythian-Adams // 24 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Doctor Foster: an apologia for domestic violence?

The BBC TV series Doctor Foster has gripped viewers for five weeks. But it contains some disturbing take-home messages, writes Cath Murray

Cath Murray // 14 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Women unlocking change

Recently released on DVD, 2003 BBC drama The Key follows three generations of female activists in Glasgow. Nick Beard takes a look, finding it as relevant as ever in the current political climate

Nick Beard // 11 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

A lesson in reality

Nick Beard watches UnREAL, a drama that takes a wry look at the construction of reality TV and its effects on both the contestants and those behind the scenes

Nick Beard // 27 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Is this the most important book of 2015?

Consent and victim-blaming in the age of the smartphone: we should all be talking about Louise O'Neill's Asking For It, says Gemma Fraser

Gemma Fraser // 3 September 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

Plenty of art… but where’s the asking?

Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking is emotional and inspiring, but when it comes to the big questions she misses the mark, says Ashley Cook

Ashley Cook // 28 August 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

Be good. Be pretty. Be chosen

As a new adult edition of Louise O'Neill's dystopian debut hits the bookshops, Gemma Fraser explains why every feminist should pick up a copy of Only Ever Yours

Gemma Fraser // 8 July 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews

A kinder, gentler Litchfield?

Sasha Garwood follows up on Dawn Kofie's recap of season two of Orange is the New Black, with the lowdown on the first episode of season three

Sasha Garwood // 16 June 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

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