The Radium Girls 😖 Book Review

Written by Thelonia

You’ve likely never heard of the Radium Girls, but their cases weren't just the foundation for worker's safety laws, they were also at the heart one of the biggest industrial scandals of the early 20th century.

Factory workers who painted the numbers onto clocks with Radium (an element which Marie Curie had only recently discovered), the Radium Girls were instructed to wet their brushes with their mouths, unknowingly poisoned themselves with the radioactive substance each time they brought their brushes to their lips. The Radiation poisoning took years to appear, but sooner or later, the Radium took its toll on all who'd crossed its path.

Bright Lights 😭 Documentary Review

Written by Thelonia

Well, it was always going to be a tear fest, but Bright Lights is a well(?)-timed look at the sometimes rocky relationship between the Mother and Daughter pair of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, both of died late in 2016 within days of each other.

Rogue One 😗 Film Review

Written by Thelonia

Like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had a lot of expectations to live up to. But by keeping the story focused and grounded by characters and tone, Rogue One is a welcome addition to the franchise that manages to create its own small universe while still holding true to the films that came before.