Does Gone with the Wind belong in a museum?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 11, 2020 / The Focus


Does Gone with the Wind belong in a museum? HBO Max has temporarily removed the 1939 Hollywood epic from its US streaming service while it undergoes something that can only be called cultural retooling. HBO Max will add “a discussion of its historical context”. A spokesperson for the company said that will include “a denouncement” … Continue reading “Does Gone with the Wind belong in a museum?”

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The clothes are a character in their own right in Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’

by Rashmee

Posted on January 2, 2020


Jo March takes up her pen to write ‘Little Women’ but before she does so in the presumably freezing attic, she shrugs on a gorgeous green velvet military short jacket, all gold braid and brass buttons. Never mind the scrambled storyline of Greta Gerwig’s film (or the fact that the jacket wouldn’t really keep Jo … Continue reading “The clothes are a character in their own right in Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’”

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The Shape of Water is all about society’s many ‘others’

by Rashmee

Posted on March 7, 2018


On the flight from London to Washington, we watched ‘The Shape of Water’. Just hours after we reached the American capital, we heard the news we expected. Guillermo del Toro’s fairytale, which addressed grotesque difference, disability, machismo and geopolitics, had swept top honours at the Oscars. It was hardly a surprise but for a while … Continue reading “The Shape of Water is all about society’s many ‘others’”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK