About me:

Freelance journalist with a particular interest in Film, TV and Culture. 

Former Film and TV Editor for Stirling University's award-winning student paper Brig.

Interview: Charlotte Wells & Frankie Corio – Aftersun

It’s not often an indie film – particularly a directorial debut – becomes one of the most anticipated features of the year. For some, a combination of luck and star power can propel them forward, but for others, it’s their ability to turn a specific experience into a familiar one that makes people stop and take notice. There is no doubt that for Aftersun, written and directed by Charlotte Wells, it is the latter. It’s not hard to see why. Aftersun is a tale of sun-faded memories that will likel

Beyond the Review: Morven Mackay on 'Delikado'

We are honoured to publish this reflection as part of Take One Action’s ‘Beyond the Review‘ initiative, supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. In August 2022, we hosted a two-part workshop – delivered by by gal-dem’s First Person editor, film critic and author Katie Goh – that invited participants to explore the way personal writing and film criticism can meet. Born out of the workshops, these commissions invite a reflection on the connections between local struggles and g

Severance is utterly outstanding ★★★★★

Every day Mark. S (Adam Scott) wakes up in an elevator on the way to his office with no memories from his outside life. At the end of the day, he doesn’t get to leave. Not really. Instead, his outside self – his outtie – takes over. At some point, Mark’s outtie decided to receive the surgical procedure known as severance, a disturbing and ethically questionable process that divides your work life and your personal life via a chip in your brain – the ultimate work/life balance. For the ‘outties

Pam & Tommy: Is it worth the watch?

Based on the article “Pam and Tommy: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Infamous Sex Tape” from Rolling Stone in 2014, Pam & Tommy tells the story of the infamous 90s sex tape scandal between Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee Jones. The Baywatch star and Mötley Crüe drummer got married back in 1995 after just four days of dating. The pair quickly became pregnant with their first son. It wasn’t long after that a sex tape of the two was leaked. People didn’t believe they had nothing to do with its
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