‘Queen and Slim’ is the wake up call to racism we needed in film

Melina Matsoukas ‘Queen and Slim’ is a sensual, artistic masterpiece that demonstrates the harsh cause and effect of institutional racism in modern day America. It focuses on a male and female who meet in an isolated diner after agreeing to see each other on Tinder. It is revealed that the male, ‘Slim’ is a familyContinue reading “‘Queen and Slim’ is the wake up call to racism we needed in film”

‘Birds of Prey’ is the rebellion of the male gaze in Hollywood

The best thing about Suicide Squad was Harley Quinn. She already had her own audience, and the echoes of supply and demand being one of the most infamous comic book characters. But, her character was overshadowed in Suicide Squad by the comedic writing of the Joker, and the way they marketed her as a sexContinue reading “‘Birds of Prey’ is the rebellion of the male gaze in Hollywood”

How Gervais became a taboo after the Golden Globes

Ricky Gervais opening monologue at the Golden Globes was driven with a heavy dose of shock factor, humour and unsolicited truth as he began the night in the most casual fashion. “You’ll be pleased to know, this is the last time I’ll be hosting these awards,” he began, before announcing to the whole award ceremonyContinue reading “How Gervais became a taboo after the Golden Globes”