Lucy Fitzgerald



The essential rom com guide for Valentine’s viewing

14th February 2022

Lucy offers a mini dissertation on the romantic comedy, discussing its winning components and her top 15 picks, so you have some viewing variety for this 14th February.  The romantic comedy is an institution in film that works primarily to elicit joy, and yet it is often plagued by senseless calumny. I routinely wonder: do ...


Albums of the Year 2021: An Evening with Silk Sonic by Silk Sonic

26th January 2022

Our second choice for Album of the Year 2021 sees the dream pairing of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak revisit the sounds of the 70s on a stunning set of soulful tracks. The hype machine leading towards Silk Sonic’s much anticipated debut LP promised a fittingly silk-smooth collection of 70s revivalist tracks that radiated joyous ...


Nothing but respect for my DC universe: an ode to Disney Channel

1st November 2021

Lucy Fitzgerald laments the closure of Disney Channel, the childhood-defining culture hub that was consistently conducive to joy for many throughout the 2000s. The revolution will not be televised. Well, at least not on The Disney Channel (TDC). In October 2020 it was announced the Burbank behemoth that is Disney had discontinued one of its ...


Does Hairspray (2007) still ‘hold’ up?

23rd September 2021

Film & TV Editor Lucy Fitzgerald looks back on a childhood musical movie favourite and reconsiders its themes through an adult lens. The musical film Hairspray (2007), directed by Adam Shankman, is a reimagining of John Waters’ much more risqué 1988 original. Set in 1960s Baltimore, the story follows the naively idealistic Tracy Turnblad, a larger-than-life high ...