It’s the 1st. The first. The first day in a new year on this planet. God, I’m happy 2018 is over. It was a challenging one, last year. A challenging one and frustrating one and joyful one, all at the same time. 2018 saw my life change the most in a 12-month period that I can remember, and I wasn’t half tired by the end of it. I don’t really do resolutions. I decide a…

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***This post contains spoilers for Netflix‘s new series ‘YOU’. You have been warned!*** Joe (Penn Badgley) is a seemingly straight-edged ‘nice guy’ who manages a bookstore in New York city. His interest is piqued when a girl called Guinevere, or ‘Beck’ in real life (Elizabeth Lail), enters his shop, and they have an almost entirely traditional meet-cute involving exchanging literary interests and making fun of another customer for his love of Dan Brown. But this…

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…I mean, let’s be honest. It never completely went away. But, over the past 12 months or so, I have done a lot of work to reach a level of acceptance that means the incessant, intrusive, extremely loud voice in my head that used to tell me I’m worthless, disgusting and that nobody will ever love me had been turned down to a minor annoyance. And that was a breath of fresh air compared to…

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Looking back at previous depictions of fat women on screen, you’d be hard pushed to find anything truly positive. Instead, we are the fat but non-threatening friend; the whale someone pulls when drunk that we’re supposed to laugh at later; the villain whose fatness only adds to your perception of them being disgusting in every way; or maybe the fool, someone chubby but jolly so they’re less painful to look at. Dietland is doing this…

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To the man who fat-shamed me from his car – do you realise what impact your actions had that day? I was minding my own business, walking back to my car after paying for petrol. Lost in my own thoughts, of which there were many, given that I was (and still am) in the midst of a fairly tumultuous time in my life. I was minding my own business and owed you nothing, and yet…

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“I think I have binge eating disorder.” The words hung in the air. The trainee doctor looked terrified, left to ask someone more qualified what to do, and came back with a recommendation to join what was essentially Slimming World disguised as a medical intervention. Off I went, supposedly cured. I’m not alone in experiencing inadequate, triggering treatment in the face of an eating disorder, but that my course of action revolved around a fortnightly…

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After a bank robbery goes wrong and his mentally handicapped brother Nick (Benny Safdie) is caught and imprisoned, Connie Nikas (Robert Pattinson) has a hellish night doing everything he can to get him free. Driven by an obsessive need to set Nick free, Connie uses everything from charm, to violence, to sheer luck, pushing on through the night to evade capture and find a way to make enough money for his brother’s bail. Directed by…

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It’s the year 2028 and there’s a riot going down in LA thanks to big business shutting off public water supply. We meet Sharman (Sterling K. Brown) in the middle of a bank heist with his brother. With time ticking away, they make off with what they can, but him and his brother end up injured in the process. And so, they head to Hotel Artemis; a members-only hotel with select rooms (named after cities),…

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Written and directed by Anna Biller, The Love Witch is a technicolor trip back to the cinema of the 1960s. It stars Samantha Robinson as Elaine, a love witch with a troubled past who moves to a new town to work on her art and continue her pursuit for true love. She uses her powers and potions to put men under her spell, but continues to run into problems when their love for her consumes…

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What a difference a month makes. As I sit writing this, a month ago to the day I was spending my last night in a house in Manchester with my boyfriend of almost 5 years. The man who, up until only a couple of weeks prior, I’d thought was the love of my life. And maybe he was. Or at least, a love of my life. Because we were in love, once. But unfortunately, as…

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Let’s set the scene. It’s 2 years after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is still under house arrest for breaking the Sokovia Accords by helping Cap and Bucky in that mega airport fight, but is about to be released. Thanks to Scott using their technology to get involved in Civil War, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) are also in trouble with the authorities, but…

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