Esmee Samsworth

Esmee Samsworth


The Cemetery of banned Books: Censorship in Kuwait

The Cemetery of banned Books: Censorship in Kuwait

As the staggering list of banned books in Kuwait becomes public, Esmee Samsworth discusses the impacts of censorship on literature and politics
The year of toxicity: Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year

The year of toxicity: Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year

Esmee Samsworth takes a look at the Oxford English Dictionary Word of the Year: Toxic, and what the choice says about 2018.
The Clink Charity opens new café in Manchester

The Clink Charity opens new café in Manchester

The Clink Cafe, a fine dining restaurant run by ex-prisoners, has opened its doors in Manchester city centre
Profile: Clare Waight Keller

Profile: Clare Waight Keller

Almost one year on from her appointment as Creative Director of Givenchy Esmee, Samsworth writes how Waight Keller has successfully incorporated Hubert De Givenchy’s classic styles from the 1950s with a sleek and youthful spin
Review: Beach Rats

Review: Beach Rats

An anxious, dream-like story, Eliza Hittman’s tale of male sexuality is a unique depication of LGBT issues
Review: Félicité

Review: Félicité

An exceptional portrayal of beautiful people and places within a country facing such harships
Gucci Goes Fur Free

Gucci Goes Fur Free

Esmee Samsworth weighs in on Gucci’s recent announcement that they will no longer be using fur in their clothes
Review: The Snowman

Review: The Snowman

Michael Fassbender stars in the big screen adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s bestseller
Review: The Sleep Curse

Review: The Sleep Curse

Herman Yau and Anthony Wong reunite for The Sleep Curse, after a string of cult horror successes in the 1990s, but whether it works is up for debate
Feature: A Bigger Splash

Feature: A Bigger Splash

Luca Guadagnino’s sensuous. suspenseful human drama owes a debt to David Hockney
Review: God’s Own Country

Review: God’s Own Country

A staggeringly poetic debut feature film by director Francis Lee, speaks volumes of the intertwining nature of ferocity, kindness, and love
Review: LoveTrue

Review: LoveTrue

LoveTrue is genre-surpassing and shimmeringly poignant

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