Films for the #MeToo Era: The BFI London Film Festival 2018 Round-Up


This year’s festival begins with a promising selection of films in an era of bolder social debates The BFI London Film Festival kicked off last night in ambitious form, with Oscar-winning...

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Crazy Rich Asians: Colonial Curiosities and Exotic Fantasies


A landmark in ‘Asian’ representation on screen turns out to be less than revolutionary * Contains mild spoilers Many Asian Americans proudly turned out to support Crazy...

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The Handmaid’s Tale Fails to Challenge Patriarchy


The Handmaid’s Tale leaves no room for moral ambiguity in its characters, nor does it present a timely challenge to patriotism. During its two seasons The Handmaid's Tale, the series...

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The Crackdown on Journalism in Erdogan’s Turkey


President Erdogan’s government has increased its heavy-handed treatment of journalists and continues to close down media avenues Even though crackdowns on journalists and media...

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Winston Churchill Is Haunting Our School Corridors


Students deserve to know what the British Empire did, and learning about Winston Churchill’s true character is the perfect place to start. At my school, a cardboard cut-out of Winston...

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Road Safety Protests Reveal Systemic Corruption in Bangladesh


Crackdowns and corruption are hindering progress in Bangladesh’s troubled political landscape Bangladesh is no stranger to mass-scale violence. Yet recent protests, along with...

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Wake Up and Smell the Ashes: Climate Change Is Our Problem Now


Our consumerist generation must face the heat and bring about a shift in culture The UK’s heatwave looks to be breathing its last, and I write this enjoying a glorious rainy...

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