Tag: Emily Harrison

FICTION: Shifting Sands by Emily Harrison

There’s a young girl a couple of sand dunes away, tottering up and down the mounds, digging her hands in deep and pulling them back out, amazed that they’re still attached. Her parents keep going wide-eyed with her every time, as though they’ve never seen anything like it before, and she does it again and

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BEST BOOKS: Ross Jeffery’s Best Books Read in 2018

Our head of books has been rather busy this year and has had a remarkable turnover of reviews. Reading everything that has come his way, from the big publishers to many a independent press and so we feel he’s the guy to talk to you about his best books of 2018 – or the year

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BOOK REVIEW: The Cuban Club by Barry Gifford

Pushing back on the perceived notions of 1950’s America – the good old days, the easy life, prosperity and opportunity in a post-war boom USA – Barry Gifford’s The Cuban Club is a coming-of-age collection void of rose-tinted glasses. Here, life occurs, real life – the losses, the love, pain, violence, death, sex, childhood and

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FICTION: Under Your Gaze by Emily Harrison

He’d been erasing me from the moment he saw me. Not that I knew it yet. Naked, perched on an uneven wooden stool. Ready and willing for the class. I’d been a life drawing model for less than a year. It made me uncomfortable, squeamish under the lights, self-conscious to be gazed upon by eyes

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FILM REVIEW: I, Tonya

Centred on the life of former 1991 and 1994 U.S champion and Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding, and directed by Lars and the Real Girl’s Craig Gillespie, you’d be mistaken in thinking that I, Tonya is a biopic. Whilst it follows Harding’s life, from relative infancy to widespread infamy, detailing the events leading up to

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FILM REVIEW: Molly’s Game

Molly’s Game is intriguing. But then again, so is Molly Bloom’s life. Captivating and at times quite unbelievable, the story (narration, exposition, voiceover included), is the real body of the film. Richness is to be found in the words, and it comes as little surprise when you consider that Aaron Sorkin is the one behind

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BATMAN RETURNS is THE perfect Christmas film for 2017 (and possibly the near apocalyptic future)

Christmas is a time for joy, light and happiness. A time of celebration and reflection, a time to eat so much you put yourself into a food induced coma, but with 2017 being nearly as mind-numbingly awful as 2016, maybe it’s time to reflect on an unconventional, but nevertheless relatable Christmas fairy tale (more nightmare).

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FILM REVIEW: American Made

The trouble with watching a film starring Tom Cruise, is that you’re watching a film starring Tom Cruise. Like an inescapable truth, when watching a Cruise movie, the only thing you really see is him, such is his stardom. Just think of all the Tom Cruise movies you’ve seen. Top Gun, Mission Impossible (and such

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FILM REVIEW: Atomic Blonde

Badass is not a word I use lightly. In fact, it’s not a word I use at all, save for when it fits. With Atomic Blonde, badass fits. It’s a word that’s been attached to the film since its trailer dropped earlier in the year, where a Debbie Harry lookalike and MI6 agent, played by

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