10 things the conjuring 3 got wrong

The newest instalment of the “Conjuring” franchise, aka “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”, is based on the true story of Arne Cheyenne Johnson and how Ed and Lorraine Warren helped him claim he had been possessed. The possession began with David Glatzel, the 11- year-old brother of Arne’s girlfriend, Debbie. During his […]

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Top 10 Films of 2020

It’s been a weird year for everyone, and film included. I’m itching to get back to the cinema, one of my most happy places. Luckily, I did get to attend the film festival and I’ve managed to fill many gaps through the wonders of streaming services. So here’s the list. Spoiler free! 10. Shirley In […]

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No Man’s Land

Ben Magid’s sci-fi (and, as I’d categorise it, YA) novel is a page turner, for sure. The first of a series, it follows a strong female lead in a world populated by robots aka “Mech”. Highly enjoyable, I will definitely continue to read the series, even if there were a few cringe language choices. The […]

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six films at the lff 2020

This year was a very different London Film Festival. Mostly taking place online, I managed to catch six films, three at the BFI and three digitally. Here’s my take on each. I’ve arranged them in the order I saw them, Honeymood Directed by Talya Lavie, this Isreali rom-com follows two newly-weds as they try and […]

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The HUngry Ghost

A beautiful fantasy book for both children and adults, The Hungry Ghost is a story of family, friendship, love and death, but overall (for me) of memory. The Plot in a Nutshell Freja has come to stay with her father for a year while her mother “gets well” in her home country of Denmark. Her […]

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Atomic Love

Jennie Fields’ spy thriller romance surprised me with how beautifully it’s written. It’s more than a historical fiction, it’s a drama with grit and emotion. The Plot in a Nutshell It’s 1950 and Rosalind (Roz) is still haunted by her part in the Manhattan Project, as a scientist who helped to develop the bombs dropped […]

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Ema

I usually quite enjoy confusing films, but this Chilean drama wasn’t a twisty-turning thrill, it was a series of events that didn’t quite fit together. Saying that, it had some redeeming qualities, and there were many enjoyable moments. The Plot in a Nutshell Ema is a young dancer and is in the process of leaving […]

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afterland

Lauren Beukes’ Afterland tells an eerily real post-pandemic tale of a mother, son and sister trying to live in a world without men. It’s beautiful and scary and an absolute must-read. Especially now. The Plot in a Nutshell A virus has killed 99% of all men. Including Cole’s husband (Miles’ father). When it is discovered […]

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Tenet (No Spoilers)

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet show’s how he is not only a master of suspense, but also a genius of modern science fiction. This spy-thriller-twisty-turny story will probably end up as my favourite of the year, and not just because the cinemas have been shut. The Plot in a Nutshell The Protagonist (John David Washington) has to […]

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The Honey and the sting

Femantle subverts all your expectations in this mysterious historical fiction. The Plot The Honey and the Sting is told from three perspecitves: Hester, Hope and Felton. The year is 1628. Hester is a young mother who lives with her son, Rafe and her two sisters: Hope and Melis. Rafe’s father is George, a duke who […]

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