Batman Countdown

In honour of the recent onslaught of Batman related movies and media (with the Lego Batman movie being the best out of all of them, nobody can convince me otherwise), here’s a short list of collected editions of Batman comics you can find at  Waterstones, and which ones are worth checking out. Because we all…

Notes on Netflix: Asthma

Asthma – Jake Hoffman, 2014, 15 Credit: http://purple.fr/television/asthma-exclusive-clip/ Netflix rates it: 3/5 I rate it: 2.5/5 Hoffman’s Asthma follows Gus (Benedict Samuel), a heroin addict who considers himself ‘born in the wrong age,’ preferring the 70s to the present day New York in which he resides. After impulsively stealing a Rolls Royce Gus picks up his…

Preview: Poltimore Festival, Exeter

Sunday 5th June 2016, Poltimore House Celebrating its first year under a new name, Poltimore Festival (formerly named Arts On The Move) is back, and looks set to be its best year yet. Poltimore House, an aristocratic house which once was a girls school, a wartime home and a hospital, provides the backdrop to the diverse…

Notes on Netflix: Plastic

Plastic – Julian Gilbey, 2014, 15 Netflix rates it: 3.5/5 I rate it: 2/5 Julian Gilbey’s Plastic follows a group of university students who successfully steal and scam others out of their credit cards in order to secure a steady stream of money. After blackmailing and stealing a briefcase from an associate of a high-profile…

Fitting Into Fashion

“Wear a short skirt after 40, wear a short skirt if you’re a man”; H&M’s bold new campaign is causing a stir in the fashion world. The fashion industry has always been a battleground in the diversity discourse, with modelling in particular the site of endless controversy. Rightly so, given the power and influence it…

Artist Profile: Rosy Tydeman

You may know Rosy Tydeman as the lovely owner of The Glorious Art House. Chances are you’ve sat upstairs, sipping on your Artisan Chai, and admiring the colourful art work around you. Those beautiful felt clocks and people? They’re all the handiwork of Rosy herself, as La Vie En Rose Makery. Rosy was born in…

Artist Profile: Penny MacBeth

Penny MacBeth is a Cornwall-based artist and writer, whose interest in everything from history to feminism lends into her colourful creations. The name may ring a bell from last week – Penny is Lally MacBeth’s mother, and the two have exhibited together in the past at The Glorious Art House. Since I last wandered around…

Artist Profile: Lally MacBeth

Having lived in Ireland and London, artist Lally MacBeth currently resides in her colourful home in Cornwall. She studied Fashion History and Theory at Central Saint Martins, and now works as an artist and photographer. She is also a blogger and, more recently, has begun writing a cookbook. I had the pleasure of seeing her…

Notes On Netflix: 6 Years

6 Years – Hannah Fidell, 2015 Netflix rates it: 2/5 I rate it: 3/5 6 Years follows high school students Mel (Taissa Farmiga) and Dan (Ben Rosenfield) as they experience bumps in the road of their six-year relationship. As they’re reaching the end of school, both have different paths marked out for their future, and…

Notes On Netflix: Charlie Bartlett

Charlie Bartlett – Jon Poll, 2007 Netflix rates it: 3.5/5 I rate it: 4/5 Jon Poll’s Charlie Bartlett follows titular character Charlie (Anton Yelchin), an intelligent and slightly eccentric teenage boy, as he attempts to befriend the student body at his new school. After being expelled from multiple private schools, he enrols in a local…

Artist Profile: Jessie Cave

‘You’ve wasted your twenties trying to be cool’ ‘What else was I meant to do? Make a difference?’ Ever since following Jessie Cave on Instagram (@jessiecave) I look forward to her daily illustrations of funny and awkward moments between her quirky characters. She often depicts the fears we all experience at some point in daily…

Notes On Netflix: Wish I Was Here

Wish I Was Here – Zach Braff, 15, 2014 Netflix rates it: 4/5 I rate it: 4/5 Wish I Was Here follows out-of-work actor Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff) and his wife (Kate Hudson) as they take care of his terminally ill father (Mandy Patinkin). No longer able to afford their children’s expensive private school, Braff’s…