Entertainment

Kingsman The Golden Circle: Film Review

Remember in 2014, when we were all dismayed over the end of Kingsman: The Secret Service?  No, wait, I’ll remind you why. About 90% of the film was literal badass perfection; it was a film that taught us about nobility coming from yourself, not your status. It had a male and …

52 Films by Women: September

Every month our writers will be submitting their fave films written and/or directed by women, one for every week of the year! Have any suggestions? Tweet us @The_Nopebook with the hashtag #52FilmsbyWomen or email our Screen Queen at media@thenopebook.com — The Virgin Suicides (1999) – Sofia Coppola Sofia Coppola’s adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel …

Sequels and the Secret Service: An Interview with Jane Goldman

Tucked away in Ham Yard Hotel, two minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Piccadilly Circus, a somewhat secret agency is hard at work promoting the latest action spy film — Kingsman: The Golden Circle. This sequel sees hero Gary ‘Egsy’ Unwin working internationally with American group The Statesman to …

Great British Bake Off Recap E3: Bread

Before we begin today’s recap, I would like to share the fact that I began my morning with a Twitter exchange with Selasi from Bake Off 2016 (aka the best contestant to ever grace the tent). We swapped lyrics to ‘Row Row Row Your Boat’ and my heart was happy. …

What to Watch Out For in Women’s Writing Groups

I’m just going to come out and say it: the literary industry is biased in favour of male authorship. As helpfully shown by these infographics at VIDA, we can see that those who identify as women authors have their books reviewed significantly less than male authors. Not only that, but …

Wind River Does a Disservice to the Culture it Tries to Capture

At the end of Wind River, text scrawls across the screen. After a gruelling and tasking film, albeit brilliant, it tells us that the FBI does not keep tabs of missing Native Woman. As this melts into the credits, the film leaves a weight and a bitter aftertaste. Taylor Sherdian …

Strictly Come Dancing Recap: Launch Show

Da da da da da da da! Strictly Come Dancing, the glitziest, campest show on television, is back! The launch show bursts onto our screens with a glamorous red carpet, lots of excitement and of course incredible dancing. This flicks to the studio in a ‘seamless’ flash, with an amazing …

The Nopebook Launch Party

Four incredible speakers, a table full of amazing raffle prizes, umpteen donated sanitary towels, a venue full of kick-ass feminists, 20 baskets of nachos and 150 unicorns. What else could this be, but The Nopebook’s launch party? Had an amazing evening at the #NopebookLaunch. Thanks for putting on an amazing …

Great British Bake Off Recap E2: Biscuits

It’s biscuit week on Bake Off, and possibly the most difficult and demanding week two we’ve ever seen. Everything is about uniformity, and seemingly a gazillion different working parts. This week’s episode opens with Sandi giving us a linguistics lesson on the origins of the word ‘biscuit’, while Noel scoffs …