Authors Posts by Emily Hislop

Emily Hislop


Review: Mama

Emily Hislop looks at the horror genre's games of hide-and-seek, and asks why Mama fails as a figure of horror and suspense

The Oscars: Who Gives a Sh*t?

Emily Hislop wonders what the purpose of all of this self-congratulation is, during one of the weirdest Oscar ceremonies yet.

Hughes-d and abused

Emily Hislop asks whether Rom-Com(-Vom) makers using Hughes in their films have ever really watched them

Review: Django Unchained

Emily Hislop revels in the strange brilliance of Tarantino's latest release

Review: Africa

Emily Hislop explores Storytime with Grandpa Attenborough in Episode 1 of 'Africa'

Review: Downton Abbey Christmas Special

Emily Hislop wonders if Matthew Crawley made a lucky escape in the Christmas Special of Downton [Sh]Abbey

Life on the Great Island

It might be cold outside, but Emily Hislop escapes the English winter by taking us to sunny summertime Crete.

Falling out of love with reality

Emily Hislop discusses the breakdown in our relationship with docu-TV


two hands holding a load of shopping bags

Binge shopping – a no brainer?

Exploring the science behind the 'treat yourself' mentality

The psychology of an evil stepmother

Is this classic archetype a thing of the past?
A drawing which shows envy as a naked hag angrily soaring through the sky, by William Hamilton

The anxiety of envy

"Big names dominate the industry, and yet their fiction feels incredibly same-y."

Word on the Street

Student style in its laidback, everyday glory
A black and white close-up shot of the face of a man with a woman standing up beside him.

Fast Film: In a Lonely Place unites noir tradition with painfully real romance

Humphrey Bogart is a man addled by loneliness in this cinematic masterclass of subtlety and allegory.