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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….

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REVIEW: His House (2020)

His House is a terrifying new-to-Netflix horror/thriller directorial debut by Remi Weekes, which received it’s premiere in pre-COVID times at Sundance Festival back in January. Starring Wunmi Mosaku as Rial (most recently seen as Ruby in Lovecraft Country) and Sope Dirisu as husband Bol (Elliott…

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REVIEW: Residue (2020)

Some threats to Black communities are obvious: overarmed, racist police officers with itchy trigger fingers, rocks through windows, burning crosses. But gentrification is far more insidious, and what was once regarded by some (mostly white) quarters as a sign of positive change in a neighborhood…

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TV REVIEW: Ratched (2020)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) features one of cinemas all-time greatest villains, Nurse Mildred Ratched (Louise Fletcher). A shark-eyed, calculating and cruel individual who devours every scene as the viewer watches on, powerless to stop her. Her passive aggression condemns multiple patients, including…