[The Revolution Will Be Televised] Starship Troopers (1997) and American Fascism

What’s scary – and I believe this was Verhoeven’s intent – was that Starship Troopers wasn’t that far off the Hollywood normal.

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REVIEW: Brea Grant’s Frenetically Fun Dark Horror Comedy ‘12 Hour Shift’ (2020) Flies Past

Grant’s film treads a fine line of stone-faced humour, exploitation, and bloody violence, but a female centric cast and memorable performances make this an energetic and curious calling card

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Does the New Year’s ‘Doctor Who’ Special Highlight a Failing Show?

Doctor Who has moved to New Year from its traditional Christmas Day slot. What does a festive special mean to the show, and are both no longer essential viewing?

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REVIEW: The ‘Pieces of a Woman’ (2020) Don’t Add Up

As the film unfolds, “She’s Good” feels symptomatic of Pieces of a Woman’s overall disinterest in the layers of Martha’s emotions, especially her grief.

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REVIEW: ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ (2020) is Good, But It Could Be Better

However, despite the many elements that work in its favour, Wonder Woman 1984 isn’t without its flaws.

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‘American Psycho’ (2000) and ‘From Hell’ (2001) – 20 Years of Untapped Potential

Serial killer movies American Psycho and From Hell have just hit their twentieth anniversaries. What do they have in common, and what do they have to say about our changed world today?

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REVIEW: ‘White Lie’ (2019) is Absolutely Enthralling in the Emotions it Provokes

White Lie is an unremitting descent into madness and the spiralling, full-body panic of a lie gone terribly wrong. The film’s directors, Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas, have masterfully crafted a thriller in the body of a drama about a university student faking a cancer diagnosis.

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The Ten Best TV Episodes of 2020

Last year, myself and guest writer Daniel Nicholl compiled a list of the best TV episodes of 2019. So given the fact that 2020 has been another excellent year for TV (and TV alone) – it seemed wise for us to carry on this trend. So, in no particular order, here is a list of…

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‘The Boys’: A Critique on the Consumption of the Superhero Genre

The Boys is an absurd yet satirical superhero series that discusses issues that are culturally and politically relevant in real-life.

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