Profile


All Posts

Annie Hall: The Film That… made me realise people aren’t perfect
The power of cinema lies in the effects films have on people. Films can make you cry, laugh, alter your opinions, influence you, be representative of a milestone in your life and can even change your life. Our new weekly film column, 'The Film That...', explores the impacts of cinema on people. This week, Ellie Leddra shares how Annie...
The Ten Must See Movies at The Toronto International Film Festival
The Toronto International Film Festival always showcases the best films from around the world, and this year it is promising to be the best festival yet. Here is our top ten must see films from the festival.   1. About Ray When a transgender teen begins her transition from female to male, Ray (Elle Fanning)...
Welcome to Dismaland Kettlemag, Culture, Dismaland, Ellie Leddra
Banksy, I think, is a modern day Willy Wonka esque kind of guy. Just when you think he’s amazed you already, he opens a dystopian theme park called Dismaland. Based in Weston-Super-Mare, UK, inside an abandoned seaside swimming resort, Banksy has created his theme park to attract the masses with his modern take on the...
My favourite woman in music: Carole King Kettle Mag, Music, Carole King
Before Adele’s 21 there was Alanis Morisette’s Jagged Little Pill, and before Alanis came Carole King and Tapestry. What do all of these things have in common? They've been called the greatest break-up albums of all time. My love for Carole King grows every day. When I heard Tapestry for the first time, I'd never heard...
Review: Trainwreck Kettlemag, Film, Trainwreck, Ellie Leddra
‘I think Trainwreck is the new Bridesmaids’ - woman on the tube, who clearly had not seen Trainwreck. To call Trainwreck the new Bridesmaids is a bit of an expected comparison. Sure, it’s directed by Judd Apatow, who produced Bridesmaids, and of course it has a stellar performance from one of the most famous women in...
It’s time to #LoveYourLines love your stretch marks, kettle mag, ellie ledra
Hannah Moore is 20 years old and gave birth to twin girls last year. As I imagine with any new mum, she felt a little self-conscious about the stretch marks that appeared during her pregnancy. Yet feeling proud after the achievement of carrying her two girls through a safe pregnancy, she took pictures of her...
‘I am Cait’ – a review Kettlemag, Entertainment, Caitlyn Jenner, Vanity Fair
When Bruce Jenner announced to Diane Sawyer (and therefore, the entire world!) that he identified as a woman, it sent the media crazed world into a frenzy. The exposé raked in over 16.9 million views, with Jenner immediately being hailed as a hero, a new voice of reason and most importantly, as a woman. It was a...
‘Have you seen the cover of…’ Kettlemag, Media, Magazines, America Season, Ellie Ledra
Have you heard? The print industry is ‘dying’. This, however, has been exaggerated. A survey conducted by Deloitte showed that 88% of people still prefer reading articles on print than digital, despite the survey showing that over 2,276 UK consumers (aged 14 to 75) owned a smartphone, 35% still liked to subscribe to a form...
The Real Mad Men
Susan Cheng is editorial assistant for Buzzfeed and has written a variety of articles ranging from pieces about movies to the 7 top stories you should be reading weekly. She recently interviewed actor Paul Johansson to take part in a regular Buzzfeed tradition of ‘GIF reaction series’. In this instance, Cheng was interviewing Johansson on...
What is ‘The Last Fuckable Day’ ?
Inside Amy Schumer is a sketch show, on Comedy Central, which features Amy Schumer. Schumer, made famous by NBC’s Last Comic Standing, has a variety of sketches, street interviews and stand up, all regarding gender and sexuality. She’s a funny lady who really isn’t afraid to go where others may not dare too. One of...
#TheHomelessPeriod – because life’s hard enough already! #thehomeless period, ellie letter, kettle mag
Let’s get the tricky part out of the way. Let’s just say the words that we all say but don’t really want to say. Periods, blood, tampons & sanitary towels. Yes, I know all very honest words in which we women know all too well. Each month we groan and complain about our cramps, our...
Why Gloria Steinem is the mother of feminism
She has been dubbed the ‘Mother of Feminism’ and has been fighting for women’s rights issues since the early 50’s. She has help founded Ms Magazine and covered topics such as gender bias in language, sexual harassment, feminist protest of pornography, and political candidates’ stances on women’s issues. Co-founding the NWPC (National Women’s Political Caucus)...
Should we be remastering films?
There seemed to be a bustle at the BFI a few nights ago as I sat in the cinema. I, myself, had never seen Blade Runner but it had seemed the masses who had packed into the screen were excited to see this cult classic, especially as this was a new digital version. Only months...
The Girl on the Train – Review Kettlemag, Ellie Leddra, The Girl on the Train, review
Rachel likes a drink. A few drinks, in fact. She also likes people watching, specifically as she sits on the train home, delving in and out of people’s lives in their terraced houses. She likes watching a couple in particular, who seem to have the perfect lifestyle, one that Rachel wishes she could get back....
Cinderella: Should Disney leave their classic films alone?
Disney films are historic. They are films, for many of us that were our first experience of seeing a film which was bold in colour and magical in story. Disney films are a part of a lot of childhoods, whether you were first introduced to princesses who also lived under the sea, dogs sharing pasta...
Glee: Lowering the final curtain
A while back now, I was browsing iTunes when I saw a yellow box appear with the words glee ‘Glee.’ The 'L' had been made to resemble the typical ‘loser’ sign we've all probably once given or received. Curious, I clicked on it and a song appeared for 99p - ‘Don’t Stop Believing,’ a cover...
X Factor New Zealand’s big bully problem
On March 16th, The X Factor New Zealand played host to ‘electro pop’ singer Natalia Kills and her husband, also a singer and New Zealand native, Willy Moon. Kills and Moon were judging the array of hopeful singers on the talent show, which would ultimately and hopefully secure one contestant’s future. A contestant, perhaps, like...