Once you realise that Love Actually is actually bad, can you still enjoy it?

  It’s a pretty well known fact now that Love Actually is actually a deeply problematic film. Lindy West has written a truly spectacular take down that you can read in full here , but to sum up the main points, the women barely ever talk, if they do have a bit of a personality they’re punished for it, most of the men are actually terrible people who are somehow magically all rewarded with a woman at then end of the film and then, you know, the whole woman being flattered by her husband’s best friend literally stalking her thing.… Continue Reading

Girl Boss Review – 7 East West Vintage Jackets out of 10

  This show should come with a ‘stick with it’ plea at the end of the first episode. Girl Boss is one of the latest Netflix original series’ joining a collection of shows such as 13 Reasons Why and Stranger Things. Netflix is pretty much killing it at the moment and if you’re someone in need of a little motivation to do that thing you’ve always dreamed of doing, Girl Boss may just be the show for you. In the first ep we meet Sophia running out of petrol on an infamous San Fransisco hill in 2006 and we soon… Continue Reading

Review: The Huntsman Winter’s War

  The Huntsman: Winter’s War acts as both the prequel and sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. The beginning of the movie tells the story of Ravenna’s (Charlize Theron) younger sister, Freya (Emily Blunt). While Ravenna is amassing her kingdom, Freya has fallen in love with a duke however he is already engaged to someone else. She ends up bearing his child, and on the night they are meant to run away with each other, tragedy strikes and her lover ends up killing their child, unleashing her latent ice freezing abilities. Ravenna sends her off to start her own… Continue Reading

Review: Zoolander 2

One of the most quotable movies of all time, the original Zoolander explored (and lovingly mocked) the world of high fashion in a way not seen before. Even the films fictitious ‘looks’ have penetrated our social consciousness, with Derek Zoolander’s famous ‘Blue Steel’ now a ubiquitous selfie expression. With a huge legacy behind it, this sequel has been one of the more hotly anticipated films of the year. The sequel finds our favourite male models Derek (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) navigating a very different fashion landscape to the one they thrived in during the early noughties. Having both… Continue Reading

Review: The Dressmaker

The star of new Australian film The Dressmaker isn’t Oscar winning actress Kate Winslet, nor is it Australian favourites Judy Davis and Hugo Weaving, or even homegrown Hollywood heartthrob Liam Hemsworth. The star of this dark comedy drama is in fact the clothes. And not just any clothes but jaw dropping French inspired couture pieces. Costume designers Marion Boyce, Sophie Theallet and Margot Wilson, have delivered all the magic you could expect for a film centred around the transformative power of fashion. The story is set in 1950s Dungatar, a fictional small country town in Victoria. Replete with the larger… Continue Reading