Whether you are Scottish or not and whether you agree with Mhairi Black’s views or not, it is undeniable that her conviction, intelligence, passion, determination, empathy and genuine concern for the general public – especially those living in poverty – is admirable, inspiring and compelling.
I've always thought that Disney/Pixar films were filled with subtle hidden meanings (e.g. Snow White eating the magic apple could be a re-telling of Eve and forbidden fruit, and, Peter Pan could be a metaphor about children dying and being taken to Heaven etc.) and I realised that a lot of the dialogue in our favourite childhood films is still very prominent and relevant today.
As well as being uplifting, emotional and heart-warming, however, this film is also harrowing. Towards the end, the audience watches on in horror as Winehouse falls into the gripping depths of crack cocaine and heroin addiction; watching as her talent and ability to perform slowly slips away; and she crumbles on stage on several occasions like a frightened little girl.
Read my new CultNoise magazine article on alternative ideas of beauty. In this article I talk about inner beauty, “unconventional” looking models (including Shaun Ross who retweeted the article!) and […]
I have another new CultNoise magazine article for today: 9 Reasons Phoebe and Joey Should’ve Got Together in Friends. For all us 90s-00s babies who religiously watched Friends until we […]
Read my new CultNoise magazine article on 5 Game of Thrones Moments That Broke Our Hearts: *Warning: Game of Thrones Spoilers* Now that season five of everyone’s favourite fantasy TV […]
Read my new Sophie’s Choice TV review on Channel 4’s new documentary series Married at First Sight: Today, we live in a world where science and technology can do pretty […]
Read my new Sophie’s Choice TV review on Orange is The New Black for Student Rag magazine: *WARNING: This review contains spoilers* If you managed to binge-watch the whole of […]
I was looking through some old homework assignments from my creative writing class at university this year and came across this dramatic scene homework task. I really love playwriting but […]
If you watched ITV’s This Morning today or if you follow me on Twitter, you’ll have heard about this story. Read my latest Cultnoise Magazine article on the headmistress in […]
Read my new CultNoise magazine article on charitable things to do that are absolutely free: The UK is an extremely charitable country and I think it is instilled in us […]