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Annie Lord is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Vice, Dazed, i-D and Little White Lies.
Mermaids are man’s horror of rejection made manifest: teasing and forever out of reach.
From excruciating dinners and expensive tasting menus to the humiliation of Boar on the Floor – in the Roy family, food is all about power.
Instead of romanticising Rue's trauma, Euphoria shows her days stretching out ahead of her: a monotonous Sisyphean struggle with her own psyche.
In Lullaby, nanny Louise is better at her job than Mary Poppins – that is, until she stabs the baby with a sushi knife.
Film companies continue rebooting old favourites. Are we so attached to the past that we can no longer imagine a future?
From Colette to The Favourite, Vita and Virginia to Gentleman Jack: why are filmmakers turning to the past to explore relationships between women?
From Basic Instinct to Human Traffic, cinema can never get nightclubs right.