Regrets by Deirdre

The humidity of New York City on a mid-summer’s evening made the rain hotter and heavier than Anna was used to. As she took her smoke break outside the restaurant, staring up at the overcast sky, she could see a storm was coming. The first roll of thunder clapped overheard when the phone in her … Continue reading Regrets by Deirdre


Transition as Narrative in Orange is the New Black

  N.B. The launch of Season 5 of Orange is the New Black on Netflix last week got me reminiscing, leading me to un-earth a piece of close textual analysis I wrote as part of my assessment during my MA in Broadcast Literacy in 2014/15. In contrast to my other posts, this is an example of … Continue reading Transition as Narrative in Orange is the New Black

(The Tragedy of) Kate Can’t Swim

Warning: Contains spoilers. Kate Can’t Swim is, in many ways, an impressive debut for director Josh Hellman and co-director Evan Jonigkeit. Filmed in just twelve short days, the feature-length project is beautifully shot and well-edited, moving seamlessly from Brooklyn to upstate New York in a kind of mesmerizing swirl. But timing is not always everything, … Continue reading (The Tragedy of) Kate Can’t Swim