The world has been apologising to female celebrities, such as Britney Spears, Taylor Swift and Jessica Simpson, who were all treated harshly by the media in the 2000s. The media also owe Nicole Richie an apology.

When the world was first introduced to Nicole Richie in 2003 through The Simple…


Legally Blonde was released in the US on July 13th, 2001, and in the UK on October 26th, 2001.

Even after 20 years, Legally Blonde’s feminist legacy still perseveres in empowering women by dismantling the blonde stereotype through a strong female character. In 2017, Reese Witherspoon told the Wall Street…


This originally appeared on The Simple Cinephile on December 20, 2019.

At the end of the 18th century, Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is teaching portraiture to a group of young women when one of them asks her about a painting they discovered at the back of the class — the titular…


This originally appeared on The Simple Cinephile on October 30, 2019.

It’s no secret that short films don’t get the attention that they deserve. Despite big award shows such as The Oscars having categories for them, most shorts don’t see the light of day afterwards — at least not by…


This originally appeared on The Simple Cinephile on May 28, 2019.

For the end of the world, press play.

A.T. White’s debut feature Starfish follows Aubrey (Virginia Gardner), whose reality begins fraying at the edges as she struggles with the death of her best friend, Grace (Christina Masterson). …


This originally appeared on The Simple Cinephile on April 10, 2019.

Brie Larson’s feature-length directorial debut has been long anticipated. First premiering at Toronto International Film Festival in September 2017, Netflix only picked up the distribution rights to Unicorn Store in January 2019. The film follows Kit (Larson), a failed…


This originally appeared on The Simple Cinephile on April 9, 2019.

The term ‘Scream Queen’ refers to actresses who are associated with the horror genre, either through recurring roles or one significant performance. Jamie Lee Curtis is regularly regarded as the ultimate Scream Queen and is usually who people first…


This originally appeared on The Simple Cinephile on March 27, 2019.

After the success of his critically acclaimed horror, It Follows, David Robert Mitchell takes risks with his highly anticipated follow-up. Under the Silver Lake is an ambitious and unique neo-noir that is full of twists and turns. …


This originally appeared on The Simple Cinephile on March 21, 2019.

As the first female-led superhero film from Marvel Studios, Captain Marvel has not had it easy. There has been plenty of support, as well as some fair criticism, but otherwise there’s mostly just complaint after complaint from the same…


This was originally published on The Simple Cinephile on March 12th, 2019.

Set in a future where humanity has colonised the Solar System, The Expanse follows a group of characters who find themselves at the center of a conspiracy that threatens the very existence of humanity. It’s based on the…

Toni Stanger

A freelance film and tv writer from England, who enjoys horror films, cats and middle-aged actresses.

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