Thursday, 28 December 2017

Battle of the Sexes

The battle for equality in sport isn’t a debate about which sex is better but it’s more a fight to get women’s sports receiving the same respect and attention as their male counterparts, and thus receiving equal pay for reaching the top of their respective sports. Granted, sometimes this simply isn’t possible especially when it comes to football where the attendance figures, and viewing figures, of women’s football are too small to sustain the wages that the men get but tennis is different altogether because both men and women’s single events sell out equally. Nowadays the tournament prizes are the same regardless of gender but in the 1970s this was not the case and this had to be changed.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Rebels are on the run from the powerful First Order who have them fleeing for their lives. However, as the First Order cast a shadow over the galaxy, Ray (Daisy Ridley) travels to the first Jedi temple where Jedi Master, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), has sought solitude and he might be their only hope. Ray must convince Luke to assist the rebels in the fight against The First Order.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The Disaster Artist

Everything is wrong with The Room from the dialogue to the acting, the lighting to the cinematography. Subplots are introduced and disregarded and character relationships are unexplained. All in all, it’s a terrible movie dubbed ‘the Citizen Kane of awful’. Despite this, however, people still talk about it as it has developed a cult status like no other. Midnight screenings are packed and Q&A sessions with director Tommy Wiseau are sold out as people ironically, yet lovingly, laugh their way through the stilted dialogue, terrible acting and nonconsequential plotting with a box full of plastic spoons in the arsenal.