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REVIEW: The Twentieth Century (2020)

Oscilloscope Pictures have been responsible for distributing three of the best, most unusual and distinctive films of the year – We Are Little Zombies, Saint Frances and now, The Twentieth Century. To even begin to describe The Twentieth Century is going to feel like my…

Comedy, Film Reviews, Hulu, Latest, Romance

REVIEW: Happiest Season (2020)

After years of Christmas romances from Hallmark, Lifetime and increasingly, Netflix, this year Hulu have stepped into the market with a twist on the usual format. Actress and director Clea DuVall follows up her 2016 feature debut, The Intervention, with Happiest Season – a lesbian…

Latest, Netflix, Romance, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Dash & Lily (2020)

I’ve been obsessed with America and specifically New York, for as long as I can remember. Two early influences on this obsession were Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) and being ‘stuck’ or ‘stranded’ at the Plaza like Kevin is still my life’s…

Latest, Netflix, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: The Crown Season 4 (2020)

This review describes episodes in some detail, so read at your own risk. Season Three brought a total aged-up recast to the jewell in the Netflix Crown, and although the new cast is almost faultless, the writing of that season did not do them justice….

Drama, Film Reviews, Latest, Thriller

REVIEW: Cordelia (2020)

On September 16, a viral tweet by @HarrietMould caused a stir by showing the world the poster of new film Cordelia and stating: “I legit don’t think I’ve ever seen this pose this way round before.” And thereby, the film’s marketing was practically done for…

AFI FEST 2020, Drama, Film Reviews, Latest

REVIEW: The Father (AFI Fest 2020)

While several films have movingly depicted dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, including Iris (2001) and Still Alice (2014), they have mainly considered it from the viewpoint of family members, who are having to cope with seeing someone they love slowly disappear before their eyes. What Florian…