Writers Readers

Writers Readers: Me Before You – book vs. movie

Writers Readers is a series which reminds writers about one of the most important sources of writing education - other writers' books. Every edition of Writers Readers brings you books I loved (or hated), with reviews you can actually learn from, and tips about how to become the writer you want to be, through reading.… Continue reading Writers Readers: Me Before You – book vs. movie

(Pop)culture in real life

Why the La La Land didn’t make me go all la la

14 Oscar nomination. 144 other awards, and 200 nominations. A Metascore of 93 (!) on IMDb. Piles upon piles upon piles of enthusiastic critic reviews. And yet I left the cinema disappointed. All throughout this movie, I was sitting there, in my surprisingly comfy seat in Stratford's Picturehouse, wondering what the hell went wrong with this… Continue reading Why the La La Land didn’t make me go all la la

(Pop)culture in real life

Why you should drop everything and watch Fantastic Beasts

I am a true Potterhead. Always have, probably always will. I genuinely can't wait to introduce my future children to Harry, Ron and Hermione's adventures at Hogwarts. But somehow the little addition to the series, Fantastic Bests and Where to Find Them, has never found itself on my shelf. When I heard that a story based around… Continue reading Why you should drop everything and watch Fantastic Beasts

(Pop)culture in real life

Money Monster – review

What do you do on holiday when it's raining? Go to a museum? Nah, boring. Sit in a cafe and drink hot chocolate? Nah, you can do that any time. The true escape from cold, torrential rain can only occur if you can neither hear nor feel nor see it. And that's only possible if you… Continue reading Money Monster – review