‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Is Everything You Wanted (And More)

The release of Avengers: Infinity War has raised a lot of questions. Can a film successfully balance this many characters and still function as one cohesive movie? Can Thanos really be a villain worth the attention of all the Avengers combined? Can the film tackle Marvel’s issues with the third act and the lack of stakes? And, most importantly – can it live up to the hype? Turns out that the answer to all of…

Poetry: Drive Through

I recently became friends with the drive through The sweet anonymity of the thing I crave, passed through the small translucent square No need for self consciousness, for hunched shoulders and crossed arms Your face is barely recognised at each window The ease of the contactless card Feeding my demons in one foul swipe I pretend to mull over my choice Act like it’s for two Because who are they to know That when I…

Poetry: FULL

***This poem was written in late 2016/early 2017 (I can’t quite remember!) when I was at the peak of my disordered eating. Things have improved since then, but I thought that sharing this expression of my experiences might help others who’ve been through something similar feel less alone.*** It’s hard to explain the urge to binge Stuffing your face Feeling unhinged Visit the shop, see the mecca of calories Losing your willpower Losing all clarity…


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‘A Quiet Place’ Review: High Concept, High Intensity

It’s Day 89 of we’re-not-sure-what, and the Abbott family are out shopping for supplies. Barefoot, they creep across a shop floor. We don’t know how it happened, we don’t know why it happened; all we know is that they can’t make a sound. As we soon learn, there’s something deadly out there waiting to hunt them down if they do. The family have adjusted to living without noise. They play Monopoly with pom poms, eat…

‘Unsane’ Review: ‘A distinctly unsettling atmosphere’

Making a good impression working at a bank after moving 400 miles across the US, Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy) is a smart but somewhat unapproachable woman trying to move on after suffering at the hands of a stalker. Struggling to fit in this new city, she reaches out to a support group for victims of stalking, talks to a therapist, and fills in some paperwork. After admitting she’s had suicidal thoughts to the therapist, she…