My Review of ‘The Healthy Kiwi Student’ by The Tasty Twins

Originally published in Issue 1, Craccum Magazine, 2021 (1 March 2019): http://www.craccum.co.nz/?p=7206Featured image sourced from Trang Doan of pexels.com When I think about what it means to be a student, I think about scrounging around the ‘Reduced to Clear’ meat section for random cuts below 10 dollars. Or being on the possible brink of scurvy … Continue reading My Review of ‘The Healthy Kiwi Student’ by The Tasty Twins

Why ‘The Australian Dream’ Was One Of The Most Shocking Films of 2020

Unpublished (For now...)Featured image sourced from The Independent.Content warning: Discussion of racism, racist epithets. My theatrical access to the film ‘The Australian Dream’ was sponsored by Madman Entertainment New Zealand.'The Australian Dream' is available for purchase on DVD via Madman Entertainment and is available for rent at Auckland Libraries. Madman Entertainment is a leading distributor of … Continue reading Why ‘The Australian Dream’ Was One Of The Most Shocking Films of 2020

Why Promising Young Woman is the Film of the Summer

Unpublished (for now…)Featured image sourced from Harper's Bazaar. Content Warning: Sexual assault, rape, discussion of misogyny, discussion of mental health and suicide One of the worst experiences of my university life was in my first year, when a man had followed me and attempted to force me in his car. I was blamed for the … Continue reading Why Promising Young Woman is the Film of the Summer

Pride Week Special: My Review of Mariah Carey’s ‘Butterfly’ Album

Unabridged version.Originally published in Issue 20 of Craccum Magazine, 2020 (28 September 2020): http://www.craccum.co.nz/?p=6749Featured image is a still from the music video 'The Roof', sourced from Sharemania. The most iconic transformations in pop culture and pop music are the responsibility of two forces, the LGBTQI+ community and Mariah Carey. Mariah Carey’s album ‘Butterfly’ is an … Continue reading Pride Week Special: My Review of Mariah Carey’s ‘Butterfly’ Album

My Review of the NZ show, ‘Freaky’

Originally published in Issue 18 of Craccum Magazine, 2020 (28 August 2020): http://www.craccum.co.nz/?p=6542Featured image sourced from User aj_aaaab on Unsplash.com There are two things that defined who I was growing up. One: An obsession with the Paranormal. Two: A heightened sense of anxiety inside elevators. And there is one show to blame for these two … Continue reading My Review of the NZ show, ‘Freaky’

My Review of ‘The Cheetah Girls’ by Oz Scott

Originally published in Issue 17 of Craccum Magazine, 2020 (10 August 2020): http://www.craccum.co.nz/?p=6401Featured images sourced from Seventeen and angelstills.tumblr.com Before Miley, Demi, Vanessa and Selena, there was Galleria, Chanel, Aqua and Dorinda. 'The Cheetah Girls' is a 2000s explosion of lip gloss, proto-feminism and cat fights but is also immortalised as the film which preceded … Continue reading My Review of ‘The Cheetah Girls’ by Oz Scott

My Review of ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ by Hayao Miyazaki

Originally published in Issue 15 of Craccum Magazine (27 July 2020).Featured imaged sourced from Los Angeles Times I first watched Kiki’s Delivery Service in year 7, in a time where the world was full of optimism. Now, rewatching in my 20s, I realise Kiki’s Delivery Service is more than meets the eye with its timeless … Continue reading My Review of ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ by Hayao Miyazaki

I Won’t Change My Mind: 1917 is Oscar Bait (My review of Sam Mendes’ 1917)

Originally published in Issue 2 of Craccum Magazine, 2020 (9 March 2020): http://www.craccum.co.nz/?p=4884 Featured image sourced from standard.co.uk When asked the question at a preliminary job interview form for Auckland Museum, “Do you have and conflicts of interest?”, I woefully misinterpreted the question and answered, “Vietnam War, the Indochina Conflicts and WWI”.   War in … Continue reading I Won’t Change My Mind: 1917 is Oscar Bait (My review of Sam Mendes’ 1917)

My review of ‘Unterzahkn’ by Leela Corman

Originally published in Issue 11, Craccum Magazine, 2019 (27 May 2019): http://www.craccum.co.nz/?p=4135Featured image sourced from Thomas Evans of unsplash.com, and thenewinquiry.com Immigrant this, immigrant that. To be an immigrant is to have an inherent link to a politicised term, to be a traveller of two worlds, but never quite enough for either. Unterzakhn, Yiddish for … Continue reading My review of ‘Unterzahkn’ by Leela Corman

Lessons from bad friendships and new relationships: Nostalgia is a liar, embrace your uniqueness and the truth (Review of ‘A Date for Mad Mary’ dir. Darren Thornton)

Unpublished article, Autumn 2019.Featured image sourced from IMDB. “How could it be, 20 something? All alone still? Not a thing in my name?” A Date for Mad Mary is the genie in the lamp of a bazaar of many a peddled story of the so called ‘lonely girl’. As we know from the genie themselves, … Continue reading Lessons from bad friendships and new relationships: Nostalgia is a liar, embrace your uniqueness and the truth (Review of ‘A Date for Mad Mary’ dir. Darren Thornton)