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REVIEW: The White Tiger (2021)

It’s safe to say that Netflix films can be a bit hit or miss. For every Scorsese’s The Irishman, Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story or Remi Weekes’ His House, you get unsatisfactory duds like Outside the Wire or Extraction (minus the brilliant one-take shot). Thankfully, The…

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2020: The Year of the Writer

The lack of studio output in 2020 meant smaller, more personal stories had a bigger moment in the spotlight, and in many of them the creative process was explored in unique, twisty ways. Josephine Decker’s Shirley unpicks the messy topic of creative inspiration around Gothic-writer…

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REVIEW: Malcolm & Marie (2021)

Ah, Malcolm and Marie. The film that launched 1000 discourses. Written and directed by Euphoria creator Sam Levinson in the earliest days of the COVID-19 lockdown, when production in the entertainment industry was at a virtual stand-still, Malcolm & Marie is a pared-down cinematic experience:…

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TV REVIEW: Bridgerton (2020)

It’s been a great year for irreverent historical and literary film and TV, with the most prominent being The Personal History of David Copperfield (dir. Armando Iannucci), Enola Holmes (dir. Harry Bradbeer) and The Great (Tony McNamara, creator). We’re also currently between seasons of Dickinson…

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In Defence Of Netflix Christmas Films

As December rolls around each year, we reach for our favourite Christmas jumpers, drink copious amounts of hot chocolate, and put on classic films such as White Christmas, Home Alone, or even Elf. However, where do you turn when you want to scratch that festive…

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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…

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REVIEW: Hillbilly Elegy (2020)

It all begins in a small town. A young white boy from a lower working-class family is trying to accomplish his dream while trying to break free from plenty of familial, economic, and social limitations. You’ve probably heard that tale before; so many movies have…

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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….