Carol: A Simplistic Beauty

*Contains spoilers* Often, I find myself disagreeing with the phrase ‘simplicity is beauty’, especially when regarding a film or novel. However, Todd Haynes’ ‘Carol’, has radically altered my opinion. A truly enchanting film, ‘Carol’, is set in Manhattan during the 1950’s, focusing on the lives of two wilful and beguiling women. Aspiring photographer, Therese (Rooney … Continue reading Carol: A Simplistic Beauty


Identity in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Novel: The Namesake

This review contains no spoilers. Originally written for a job application, here is a short review of the novel, 'The Namesake'.  Indian-American novelist, Jhumpa Lahiri, has been accredited several awards in the past decade for her work exploring life as an immigrant, regarding identity crises and the difficulties for a foreigner immersing oneself into a … Continue reading Identity in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Novel: The Namesake