Morgan Lloyd Malcolm on lockdown, writing for performance and advice for aspiring creatives.
Hollywood’s perception of age has always been skewed. Actors over 60 are almost non-existent and teenagers are played by people who probably have a mortgage. This has inevitable affected our self-perception, and some young adults, fresh out of their adolescent years, feel they must fulfil their life dreams before they reach the ‘dreaded’ age of 30.
Caitlin Hall The traditional model of film distribution is slowly dying, and COVID-19 may be the final death knell for the industry. With many theatres closed for the foreseeable, distribution companies have […]
Tia Duff During the first lockdown The National Theatre brought their productions to our homes for free, making theatre accessible in a way it has never been before. As someone who has […]
Is the book always better than the film? It may be considered a universal truth that the film is an inferior, diluted copy of the book it was born from.
Not long ago, I believed that transgender characters played by cisgender actors were largely positive and helped to progress conversations about trans lives. Yet, they were all played by cisgender men, and in some cases reiterated dangerous stereotypes or tropes.
Right before the pandemic took hold, actress Lydia Gerrard, 22, was covering her dream role on the Phantom of the Opera UK tour. She talks from her family home in west London about live performance in lockdown and the importance of doing what you love.
Parasols, petticoats, sweets and trifles – Autumn de Wilde’s 2020 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma is the epitome of decadence. Critics have called it “lavish”, “totally delicious”, and “picture-perfect”. But does a focus on all things pretty make us appreciate Austen’s work or take it less seriously?
There are many benefits to watching children’s films as an adult. The most rewarding aspect, however, is finally realising why your parents would laugh at scenes that didn’t contain slapstick, talking animals, or various mishaps involving passing gas.
We shouldn’t have to rely on TV shows to teach young adults that consent must be informed. Netflix’s Sex Education is an incredible resource for young people in 2020. More widely, the online sex education industry is booming.