They say ‘Sorry seems to be the hardest word’, but, to me, ‘No’ is far harder. Why is such a small word so hard to say?
In general, Hollywood prefers violence to sex. Yet sex, undeniably, sells. Steamy scenes bring people into the cinemas – but they can also drive more conservative viewers away. Hollywood performs an awkward dance to try and keep both groups happy, which has led to quite a weird take on sex
Duckling to swan, miser to philanthropist, villain to hero. In Hollywood, it’s obvious what change is necessary, and accomplishing it is simply a matter of wanting it enough and believing in yourself. As someone who has been struggling to change herself for years, I can tell you that real life is rather different…
The emotional rollercoaster is one of the reasons we love films. Feeling our hearts beat faster as a couple lean in for their first kiss, wiping away a tear as one of them passes away in their grief-stricken partner’s arms. But how far do these emotional moments reflect our real lives? And is the Hollywood take on emotions damaging how we experience our own?
This summer, we are hoping to finally take the holiday we planned for 2020. But what is better, planning a holiday in advance, or improvising it on the spot? And, in the post-corona world of border checks, overstretched airports and rental car shortages, is a holiday simply more trouble than it’s worth?