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  • Jackie



    I adore that poster, how her autograph, this carefully-composed branded extension of self, wraps around her like a harness. I think that poster is the perfect extension of what this film tries to express, but not quite manages.

    The Kennedys, as I've said time and time again, are endlessly fascinating to me. Perhaps it's a bit like saying you like the Beatles - I don't like Kennedy politically per se (I think he's credited with a lot of things because…

  • The Fan

    The Fan


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Oh, Germany.

    One of the most moving parts about the Channel 4 'Don't Call Me Crazy'-documentary series on a teenage psychiatric ward in Manchester, was a night nurse who said that being a teenager was a kind of madness of itself, and that it could only get worse if you added in some underlying mental problems. This film more than proves that teenage hormones are worse than the devil.

    I stumbled upon this film while compiling my list of groupies…

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  • Slash



    Ahh, slash fan fiction. At 14, I discovered my first slash fic by accident on a Duran Duran site and life was never the same. One of my favourite teenage artefacts is a poster that accompanied one of John Taylor's post-Duran solo albums, and as a proto-Patreon deal, fans could send in their photographs to be included. My photo ended up next to that of the creator of The Lovely Blue Planet of There, a Duran fanart/fanfic site that both…

  • Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President

    Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President


    Like the choice between Coke or Pepsi being absolute, it's rare to find a nuanced portrayal of an American President. Either they're salt of the earth, or they're The Worst Thing to Happen to the World™.

    When you consider the history of buried stories, covered extramarital affairs and spun backlash, it's difficult to believe any U.S. President is truly deserving of praise. I'm always afraid of hidden skeletons, so I'm hesitant to even say it, but Jimmy Carter seems... the…

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  • Tall Girl

    Tall Girl


    This is getting massively shat upon on Letterboxd, but I loved this. I grew up tall - had to undress yearly in front of "growth doctors" to make sure I didn't grow uncomfortably tall - was always in the same spot in school photos, next to the teacher - was always sat in the back in class because I needed a bigger desk - have worn European size 44 shoes since age 12 - have never learned to walk in…

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul


    So, I waited years (literally) to see this film, and now I've been staring at this box for... a little-less-long to figure out what I want to say about it.

    Obviously, with it being based on one of my all-time favourite films 'All That Heaven Allows', thematically this was going to be a hit with me no matter what, but I love what Fassbinder added to the story himself. It's incredibly disheartening that the attitudes Emmi's friends hold are still…