Hi! I’m Nancy, and I’m using this website to record previous articles I’ve written as well as post new ones. I am the first student to take the MA by Research course in Film, Theatre and Television at the University of Reading. I have written for The Oxford Student, CherwellTAKE ONE Cinema and Screen Daily, and I have also undertaken research for Empire magazine. While I have written several articles about television and gaming, my central interests reside in film reviews and essays.

My debut monograph, The Sound of Silence: Ryan Gosling, Expressionism and the Silent Hero in 21st-Century Film, was released in e-Book format in January 2024, followed by a release in hardback in February 2024. The paperback version will be released in September 2025.


Faux Holiday Fun

Various members of the household have had nice holidays away recently, so I felt justified to have a nice holiday of my own. In the house. By myself, mostly. Hooray.

Physical Bodies, Physical Violence: The ‘Ripped’ Figure in Love Lies Bleeding, Road House and Monkey Man

The spectacle of the human figure on film is hardly a new thing. One of Thomas Edison’s first images back in the late nineteenth century detailed the flexing muscles of French bodybuilder Eugine Sandal. The bare torso of Steeve Reeves dominates the poster of Pirates of Malaysia, as does that of Reg Park in Hercules the Avenger. Commando acts …


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