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Honeymoon (2014) | Review

This review is going to contain minor spoilers for this film so if you wanted to watch it and feel like this would spoil it for you, then here is your warning to stop reading and go and watch the film. As of the date I'm posting this, the film is currently streaming on Amazon Prime so you should check it out! This review also briefly mentions miscarriages.  If this is something that you are uncomfortable with or unable to cope with, I won't blame you for skipping it. Take care of yourself. * My favourite type of horror film is one that is able to confirm my fears, one that says 'hey, you're not crazy for being scared of this because this is a really scary thing'. That's why I like the film I'm reviewing today so much. Honeymoon (2014) pulls forward the fears of being trapped in a relationship with someone you don't really know, on top being a low-key body invasion story. Honeymoon (2014) follows a newly married couple, Bea and Paul, on their honeymoon in

Who Has The Right To Write?: The Debate Around Internet's Effect on Modern Poetry

In blog post I wrote in 2017 , I said of Rupi Kaur's milk and honey : ' It has been compared to "tumblr poetry", not a compliment by those stating this I'm sure, but I believe that this collection is significantly more complex than simple teenage prose [...]  Her simple imagery may be mistaken for lack of skill but instead I think it speaks more to the average reader, translating complex emotions in a relatable way.' Like slam poetry before her, Kaur seemed to open a door to the world of poetic writing that had been previously closed to much of the public. Jordan Currie argues that slam poetry helped 'amplify the voices of women, people of colour, LGBTQ+ community and other marginalized circles'; similarly, what is known as 'Instagram poetry' was a hit with many people specifically because of how accessible it was to read, not only in terms of where you could read it but how you understood it. As Kazim Ali states, Kaur's poetry doesn't

Kajillionaire (2020) | Review

This review is not going to contain spoilers but it is going to talk about the film in detail so if you wanted to watch it and feel like this would spoil it for you, then here is your warning to stop reading and go and watch the film. * I've never seen a Miranda July film before this one, but I know that she is very much an indie darling, with her films being labelled as "quirky" from people who don't know how to use a thesaurus. I'd seen this film floating around on Letterboxd with people praising it heavily for its representation of queerness as well as a distinct kind of trauma, the kind a parent can inflict. I was quite excited to watch it. Kajillionaire (2020) follows a young woman named Old Dolio and her parents as they commit a series of petty crimes, many of which seem to bring up very little money. As Old Dolio is made to venture outside her family, both through attending an expectant parents seminar and through the introduction of Melanie, another young