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How period dramas have soothed my depression

First published by Marie Claire 6th March 2020 Lizzy Dening has found solace in the cinema with Emma, David Copperfield and Little Women I’m not a big fan of period dramas. Or at least, not usually. In fact, a few months ago, faced with trailers for Emma, Little Women, and David Copperfield adaptations, I rolled … Continue reading

12 facts even the biggest Harry Potter nerd won’t know

First published by Cosmopolitan October 2017 Like the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets deleted mermaid scene It might be 20 years since the first book was released, but that doesn’t mean our passion for Harry Potter shows any sign of dying out. Now, excitingly, there’s a chance to delve even deeper into Hogwarts … Continue reading

Spice World: the feminist movie? When girl power hit the big screen

Is Spiceworld the Movie a feminist masterpiece? Continue reading

Breaking news: why does Hollywood gloss over the world of magazine journalism?

First published by The Guardian on January 3 2018 While The Post is the latest film to venerate the men who report the news, cinema still portrays magazine offices as the realm of shallow, shameful women As a magazine journalist, it’s hard to escape the feeling that people consider feature-writing a lesser art than hard … Continue reading

10 Things We Learnt at the Fantastic Beasts Premiere

First published on Grazia Daily on November 16 2016 The stars of the much-anticipated Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them were out in force for the film’s European premiere last night. Before the film arrives in cinemas later this week, we bring you some magical dispatches from the red – sorry, blue … Continue reading