REVIEW: “Leaves you wishing for a little more” – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019)

★ ★ ★ “If the film is a case of style over substance, the style is Tarantino’s best yet”. The problem with a new release from Quentin Tarantino – widely considered to be an esteemed auteur and generally (for better or for worse) praised to the point of worship by film students and critics alike…

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Best Of 2019 So Far – Hannah Holway

While films will always have my heart, this year we have been blessed with small screen stories which are original, affecting and often topical. With so many incredible shows to choose from this year, selecting only five was a tough task, but here are my personal favourites so far: Big Little Lies (Season 2, NowTv)…

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REVIEW: “Doesn’t Quite Reach The Previous Levels Of Creativity” – ‘Black Mirror’ Season 5 (2019)

★ ★ ★ “Strong, affecting concepts give way for repetition and mostly confusing tones”. Contains spoilers for Season 3 of Black Mirror. The problem with making another season of social thriller Black Mirror was always going to be that the first twenty episodes are so brilliant. How do you follow up the terrifying ingenuity of…

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Mad Women, Crazy Women: The Subversion of Gender Roles in Netflix’s ‘Dead To Me’

In 1991, Ridley Scott’s Thelma & Louise proved that there was a space for women in the buddy film and road movie genres that had been largely dominated by male protagonists. Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon’s eponymous characters were well-developed, complex and life-like; their touching and authentic friendship remaining centre stage as they fought back…

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