TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale, Series-One Final Episode

By Tara Fitzpatrick (This article contains spoilers) Few television dramas, however unpredictable, have struck a chord in quite the same way as The Handmaid’s Tale. Led by Elizabeth Moss, it has made the same, if not a greater, cultural impression in one series as Breaking Bad made in six. Leaving aside the parallels between the … Continue reading TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale, Series-One Final Episode

Album Review: Lana Del Rey, Lust for Life

By Tara Fitzpatrick Lana Del Rey returns with her fourth studio album full of her staple brand of bluesy, sultry melodies with a topical and often lighter twist. The most continuously striking thing about Lana Del Rey is how little her music, since her critically-acclaimed debut Born To Die in 2012, sounds like anything else … Continue reading Album Review: Lana Del Rey, Lust for Life

June and Winter: Picks of the Week

By Tara Fitzpatrick and Niall Christie Our rundown of the music releasing, films screening, shows performing, books to read and events happening in the week ahead. Film: Atomic Blonde (released July 28) Charlize Theron stars in this Cold War action-thriller directed by David Leitch. The film follows Lorraine Broughton (Theron) an undercover MI6 spy sent … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the Week

Film Review: To The Bone

By Tara Fitzpatrick It is apparently impossible to make a good film about anorexia. Amidst calls to ban director Marti Noxon’s unambiguous film To The Bone, it could be argued that campaigners are right. At least, it is impossible to make a film about anorexia which is representative of all affected by the disease. Being … Continue reading Film Review: To The Bone

Bikes, pastries and Hygge: 72 hours in Copenhagen

By Tara Fitzpatrick This summer I visited Copenhagen for the third time. My introduction to the Scandinavian city came when I visited a friend studying in Lyngby, a modern town just outside the city centre. I then returned the following year with the same friend who was missing the modern chic vibes of the city … Continue reading Bikes, pastries and Hygge: 72 hours in Copenhagen

Theatre Review: Shackleton

By Tara Fitzpatrick Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, Tron Theatre, 14 - 17 June The typical tropes of a shipwreck feature little in Blue Raincoat Theatre Company’s performance of explorer Ernest Shackleton’s doomed 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition which breathes creative new life into the historical voyage, 100 years after its completion. There are no dynamic thrills … Continue reading Theatre Review: Shackleton