Émer is an aspiring journalist at Strathclyde University. She's often found daydreaming, eavesdropping, reading and wondering.

REVIEW: Saving Mr Banks

Mary Poppins, one of Walt Disney’s own personal achievements, will turn 50 next year.  To celebrate, Disney Studios released a biopic about the making of the film. It’s witty and enjoyable, despite being a little self-congratulatory at times. Saving Mr Banks follows Walt Disney’s (Tom Hanks) relentless quest to persuade PL Travers (Emma Thompson) to […]

TOP 5: Christmas Movies

It’s that time of year again. Now is the time for shopping, embarrassing jumpers, mince pies, family dinners, putting up Christmas decorations and of course, watching festive films. Christmas is the only time of year when you can embrace your inner child so here’s a list of Yuletide-appropriate movies which can be enjoyed by both […]

REVIEW: Black Watch, Glasgow

Black Watch, National Theatre of Scotland SECC, Glasgow, performing until 13 April Seven years after its hugely successful premiere, the National Theatre of Scotland’s Black Watch returned to the SECC last month. Gregory Burke’s immense production remains just as powerful to Scottish audiences, most of whom will have heard of the show by now but […]

REVIEW: Nerina Pallot – Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh

Nerina Pallot Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, 14/12/13 Talented Brit and Ivor Novello Award nominee Nerina Pallot continued her Lonely Valentine Club Tour in Edinburgh by proving once again that she is one of the UK’s finest singer-songwriters. The intimate surroundings of the Pleasance Theatre proved the ideal venue for the show, which saw Pallot ditch the […]

REVIEW: Les Misérables

Famously trashed by critics when it first appeared on the stage in 1985, the film version of Les Misérables has arrived. However, loosely based on Victor Hugo’s immense novel set among the poor in 19th century France, the production has thrived ever since. It now stands as the longest- running musical in the West End […]

REVIEW: Ellie Goulding – O2 Academy, Glasgow

Ellie Goulding O2 Academy, Glasgow, 14/12/12 British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding gained stardom as soon as her music career began in 2009. Before her debut album Lights topped the charts, Goulding had already won the Critics’ Choice Award as the Brit Awards and the BBC  Sound Of… poll in 2010, following in the footsteps of Adele […]

REVIEW: Rise of the Guardians

Santa Claus (Alex Baldwin), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman) and the Sandman make up the team of mythical creatures referred to as The Guardians in the animated adaptation of William Joyce’s book, Rise of the Guardians. The myths of these characters build off our preconceptions to establish an imaginative world […]