Articles by: Jay Bamber
When not working in the real world Jay Bamber writes cultural review, think-pieces and other things for the internet. His debut novel will be released by Less Than Three Press early next year. You can read his personal essays on www.thejaybclub.com

Bridget Jones, The Romantic Comedy, And How We Change The Conversation

September 29, 2016 3:52 pm0 comments
Bridget Jones, The Romantic Comedy, And How We Change The Conversation

If you type the word Renee into Google the first two suggested searches are “Renee Zellweger face” and “Renee Zellweger surgery” – a testament to the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of articles, comments and think pieces that have been written about the Oscar winner, and three-time nominee’s, appearance since her return […]

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How Non-Traditional Platforms Are Supporting Female Comedic Voices

September 10, 2015 12:47 pm0 comments
How Non-Traditional Platforms Are Supporting Female Comedic Voices

When the American television network Fox announced that it would not renew The Mindy Project for a fourth season the internet seemed to sag with a collective gloom. There was an outpouring of sadness that the sitcom, which charts the romantic prevails of an OBGYN in New York, would be […]

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Review: You’re Never Weird On The Internet (Almost)

September 9, 2015 11:41 am0 comments
Review: You’re Never Weird On The Internet (Almost)

Felicia Day’s new memoir, You’re Never Weird On The Internet (Almost), is the latest entry in the thriving female confessional genre and it’s perhaps one of the strangest. For those who don’t know, Day is the internet superstar actress/writer/producer/blogger who first came to pop-culture attention when she created and starred […]

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What if I forgave myself even though I’d done something I shouldn’t have? Wild Review

March 17, 2015 9:00 am0 comments
What if I forgave myself even though I’d done something I shouldn’t have? Wild Review

Translating Cheryl Strayed’s 2013 sort-of memoir Wild: From lost To Found On The Pacific West Trail to the screen must have been a daunting task for everybody involved; it really isn’t a text that seems like fertile ground for cinematic reinvention, it’s not crying out to be displayed on the […]

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Dining With The Tofu Eating, Organic Cotton Wearing, Two Hours A Day Exercising Devil. Or, Learning To Appreciate Your Inner Gwyneth Paltrow.

March 9, 2015 4:15 pm0 comments
Dining With The Tofu Eating, Organic Cotton Wearing, Two Hours A Day Exercising Devil. Or, Learning To Appreciate Your Inner Gwyneth Paltrow.

At some point in history, we’ll call them the pre-GOOP days, Gwyneth Paltrow was widely considered a pretty good egg. She had a series of critically and commercially successful films to her name, some of which have lasted the test of time and are still talked about with reverence today. […]

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What I Learned By Reading The Things That She Has Learnt: A Review Of ‘Not That Kind Of Girl’ By Lena Dunham

November 27, 2014 3:58 pm0 comments
What I Learned By Reading The Things That She Has Learnt: A Review Of ‘Not That Kind Of Girl’ By Lena Dunham

Commenting on anything Lena Dunham does is a tricky proposition – she’s the critical community’s princess as well as its piñata; everything she says is analysed for its feminist credentials and she is dissected on internet chartrooms with a fervour that is usually only reserved for the devil herself, Gwyneth […]

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