As Bob Dylan turns 80, let us celebrate his life, music, and invigorating artistic integrity that has defined his career and inspired the minds of multiple generations.

By Mollie Campbell Yesterday, on May 24th, Bob Dylan turned 80 years old, and I thought it only fitting to publish an article celebrating his life, music, artistry and the relentless presence he has sown into the fabric of popular culture over the last 60 years.  He is one of my favourite musicians, and hasContinue reading “As Bob Dylan turns 80, let us celebrate his life, music, and invigorating artistic integrity that has defined his career and inspired the minds of multiple generations.”

Learning to live with the shadow of grief.

You will start to feel light once more, you will see the vibrant colours painted in each day, you will hear laughter again, you will find joy in things as you did before, within the calming stillness of a tranquil morning, the suspended glide of a bird in flight, or in the sun as it continues to rise and fall with each eternal breath it takes.  

The Wilds – Season 1 Review

The Wilds is a surprisingly necessary, impactful and emotionally-complex journey that gracefully bobs along waves as deep as the waters that surround them.

11.22.63 by Stephen King – Book Review

We get to see through rose tinted glasses and travel to a time in which small town America was in the midst of a utopia, prices were lower, the roads smoother, soda sweeter, lawns greener and the sun shone brighter, America in its splendour.

How Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’ shaped a generation, and the power of its everlasting essence. 

And the way he used brush strokes of words to perfectly build upon foundations of how we view the world, resulting in this marvellous canvas, an eruption of colour on each page. The way he used the nature of his surroundings, transporting us directly into the hazy mornings of San Francisco, or the boiling hot nights under the stars in Mexico City.

‘By Night’s End’ – Movie Review.

By Mollie Campbell Movie: By Night’s End Genre: Crime/Thriller Director: Walker Whited Cast: Michelle Rose, Kurt Yue Rating: 6.5/10 By Night’s End is a classic crime thriller, a haunted couple being blackmailed and threatened by criminals looking for something of value in their house. But as the movie goes on, we realise how deep theseContinue reading “‘By Night’s End’ – Movie Review.”

A review of ‘The Social Dilemma’, expressing just how important it is to highlight the dangers of Social Media and why we all need to be having a conversation about it.

By Mollie Campbell For years, I have been chewing people’s ears off about how destructive technology and social media can be; I wrote an article about it a couple of years ago on my blog. I believe that whilst technology and social media obviously has its uses and tremendous benefits, the negative side of theContinue reading “A review of ‘The Social Dilemma’, expressing just how important it is to highlight the dangers of Social Media and why we all need to be having a conversation about it.”

The lack of black authors included on English curriculum reading lists, how it is depriving us of a tool to educate children on black history and how it highlights the clear remnants of systematic racism.

Some of my favourite writers are black, yet I discovered them because I did extra reading and research, the curriculum is missing some ground-breaking historical works by black authors e.g. Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Alice Walker and in more recent years, Malorie Blackman. And incorporating works that were actually used alongside music and public protests to create social change in the 60’s is never not going to be important, inspiring and informative, so why don’t we include more of them?

Joker – Movie Review.

By Mollie Campbell   Director: Todd Phillips Genre: Psychological Thriller Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy Rating: 9/10   Disturbing, moving, sad, violent, profound – all of these words could be used to describe Joker, the Taxi Driver of its generation. Comic book fan or not, chances are you’ve either seenContinue reading “Joker – Movie Review.”

Netflix’s ‘Outer Banks’ – Season 1 Review.

By Mollie Campbell Show: Outer banks Genre: Teen, Drama, Mystery Cast: Chase Stokes, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, Rudy Pankow, Madelyn Cline Rating: 5/10 Outer Banks is a coming-of-age, murder mystery show. The lovechild of Beverly Hills: 90210 and Dawson’s Creek. Or The Goonies meets a much less interesting version of Bloodline. Set in the OuterContinue reading “Netflix’s ‘Outer Banks’ – Season 1 Review.”