In: Film & TV Criticism

Sex Education Isn’t About Sex At All: it’s about emotional intelligence

Season three of Sex Education is nothing short of exceptional. While its first episode worried me a little that it was...

When Status Anxiety is No Longer Just in Your Head: a review of Black Mirror’s Nosedive

We would like to believe, just like all those flowered memes flying across Twitter and Instagram, that it doesn’t matter what...

The Spectre of Memory: Psychoanalysing Bond

Bond is not really a man for the analytic couch – he has little time for self-reflection, what with all that...

Interstellar: The Ghost is Not in the Machine

Poor Christopher Nolan. He must have wanted to flagellate himself (hard) when Gravity came out. No doubt Interstellar was more than...

The elusive experience of youth: Boyhood, a psychological review

Oscar Wilde famously quipped that youth was wasted on the young. When you hear this quote as a young person, either you...

Enlightenment 2.0: “Her” and technologically assisted transcendence

We are living in exciting times. Few of us can remember an epoch when we weren’t all so goddamned self-reflexive. Everyday...