Film Review: Children of Men

What place is there for compassion in a world without a future? Alfonso Cuarón's 'Children of Men' explores the interplay of cruelty and hopelessness by creating a future world in which human infertility has reigned supreme for eighteen years, and the remaining people are left to fight over the best bits of the cake. The … Continue reading Film Review: Children of Men

Mad Max: Feminist Road?

At first, the excessive hardcoreness of skulls, flame throwing two neck guitars, explosions and war on wheels in Mad Max can be a little in your face. It really doesn’t get more metal than this movie. When you get over the initial shock though, the design reveals itself as bizarrely brilliant world-building: In this post-apocalyptic … Continue reading Mad Max: Feminist Road?

Film Review: Ex Machina

To erase the line between man and machine is to obscure the line between men and gods. A young coder named Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) wins the company lottery. What’s the prize? No one really knows, but it’s sure to be exciting, as he’s flown out in a helicopter to his boss’ secret research facility in … Continue reading Film Review: Ex Machina

Book Review: What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire

Judging this book by its cover - an exaggerated female hourglass shape -, and its bold title, it’s not one of the books I’d ever have picked up in a book store if I had passed by it. I’d have read the title and thought to myself: What pretentious idiot thinks he can find just one … Continue reading Book Review: What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire

Game Review: Life is Strange

'Life is Strange is a five part episodic game that sets out to revolutionise story based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future.' - Steam Max Caulfield is a shy high school student (I can see why they chose that last name) with a … Continue reading Game Review: Life is Strange

Film Review: Pride

'A group of gays and lesbians from London collect money to aid a Welsh mining community on strike against the Thatcher government' sounds like the premise of a South Park episode, but it’s actually a true story and one that’s got all the ingredients for a culture-clash comedy that will at times envelop you like … Continue reading Film Review: Pride