Movie review: San Andreas

  As the Hoover Dam splinters in a thousand concrete shards, the Hollywood sign tumbles slowly down its resting place, and San Francisco is pummelled, set on fire and comprehensively levelled by a tsunami, we should be, by all rights, aghast at such wanton destruction of all the great (Californian) things Continue Reading

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt meet Mad Max Fury Road … You’re welcome

  Hollywood, and the entertainment industry in general, has a generally lamentable record when it comes to representing “women’s complex and interesting lives” as GrrlScientist described in a 2010 The Guardian article, in their films and TV shows. More often than not they fail The Bechdel Test, which originated with Alison Bechdel’s Continue Reading

“In Which Pooh and Piglet Go Hunting and Nearly Catch a Woozle”: Listen to A. A. Milne read from When We Were Very Young in this rare recording

  Winnie the Pooh, and by obvious extension the man who brought his remarkable adventures to life in The Hundred Acre Wood, Alan Alexander Milne or A. A. Milne, were an integral part of my childhood. For those of us who delight in reading still about the “Bear of Very Continue Reading