Category Archives: Films

Movie Chat: Gone Girl

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Went to see this movie on Wednesday (Orange wednesdays Yaay). It was packed, we were all in for a treat! As soon as the movie was over, I had one major thought.

I soooo wish I had read the book!

I probably will still read it. The writing was absolutely amazing. There was so much Sh*t you just didn’t see coming. If you haven’t seen the film or read the book, Leave Now.. its so much nicer to have your mind blown mid film/book.

On the surface its just an amazingly well written plot, that will grip you and leave you dumbfounded afterwards.

On a deeper level, I can’t decide whether its an extremely dangerous idea to put out there in terms of how women are viewed in society. She lied about being raped. She stole sperm?! falsely accused her husband of domestic violence, faked a pregnancy! I mean yikes. I saw the film with a male friend, and ¬†these are like the biggest crazy A** bitch fears men have. It’d be a shame if this film gave them a reference point.

On the other hand, the ridiculously smart, calculating criminal mastermind that essentially gets away with it… is a woman. The part of the super villain often goes to men. Yes, its evil. But both men and women can be evil. Whilst watching the film, I commented that ‘Amazing’ Amy Dunne would be a good scientist. Her attention to detail was simply well… amazing. So perhaps its a one up for equal rights? Equal rights, equally innocent, equally evil.

Either way, thanks for the mindf*ck Gillian Flynn.

Movie Preview: Pride

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So I got to preview ‘Pride‘ on Sunday. Its based on the true story of how a group of lesbians and gays supported the striking miners in the Thatcher era.

I loved it, it will make your heart melt in the best way! It just shows important it is for different marginalised groups to stand together. To recognise the common enemy in a way.

My favourite character was Gwen played by Menna Trussler. Gwen wasn’t a particularly major character. However, her character was so accepting and naively funny that I really just loved her. With fab one-liners like:

“DAI! Your gays have arrived…!!” and “Where are my lesbians?”

How could you not?

The film was incredibly well written, funny and witty and really well executed. The movie touches on some very serious issues as well. AIDS is present, homophobia is around the corner and mining communities barely have their daily bread. The movie is about hope, progress and the power of the people. I love love loved the fact that this is a true story. This film is funny, fun, political, emotional, everything. This film is everything.

Pride is out this Friday the 12th (In the UK, 26th in the US). See it, Get the T-shirt, Maybe buy some rainbow laces…