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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If you’re shocked by the title of this blog post, I’d love to know why. Is it because you’re surprised that someone my size (UK 18-22) isn’t desperately trying to change their body? Is it because you think I ought to be? Is it because you have spent so long in the pursuit of weight loss yourself, that you have no idea what it would be like to opt out of it? Believe me, I…

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Falling out of love felt like the flick of a switch, but in reality it’s more like the gradual turning down of a dimmer. Things start brightly, so brightly. Your sun is shining with such veracity that it illuminates even the gloomiest nooks and crannies of your heart and soul and suffering. It burns, gloriously, and you think to yourself that something this bright will never be dulled. But even suns die, eventually. What if…

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Based on his life, The Big Sick follows Kumail Nanjiani (playing himself) back when he was trying to break into the comedy industry. He meets a girl called Emily (Zoe Kazan) at a gig and falls in love, but his Pakistani family values cause a rift between them. When Emily falls mysteriously ill, Kumail waits by her bedside and grows closer to her parents as they hope for her recovery. This is a romantic comedy,…

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  (Illustration by @lauravennison of @notplantbased)   **Content Warning: this blog post talks about disordered eating and Binge Eating Disorder. Please give it a miss if you think this might trigger you.**   I’ve spent a long time hating my binge eating. Hating and despising the excessive, mindless consumption that makes up such a big part of my eating disorder. I’ve also spent a long time thinking that the binge eating is the problem, the…

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Victoria caused quite the stir when it was released; following in the footsteps of Birdman, but taking the idea to a whole new level, this German masterpiece tells the story of one night in the life of one girl, in one city, and in just one take. Whereas Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu‘s Birdman gave the illusion of one take by using long sweeping shots, Sebastian Schipper‘s Victoria achieves it fully and completely, with one camera following…

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  A podcast mic Domain names Social media handles Gym memberships Books, so many books The perfect top/dress/shoes/outfit What do all of the above have in common? They’re all things that I’ve bought, but not taken action on, because I thought they were what I need to become the person I’ve always wanted to be. How often do we fall into the trap of thinking – when I own this thing, when it’s in my…

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Thank you for the letter you wrote me. That was over a year ago now. It’s been a while since we really communicated properly. Too long – and for that, I’m sorry. I’ve always done my best for you, to be strong for you and to keep you going but I have to be honest, you haven’t always made it easy. I can’t help the way I am, the way I’m built, how I’m made.…

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