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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‘The King’s Speech’ (2010) at 10: Is it a Perpetual Classic?

The King’s Speech is a decade old in an ever changing industry. Have the old-school charms that brought it massive acclaim also helped it stand the test of time?

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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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Ennui on the Screen and Life Lessons

Entertainment has often show education on the screen, but where has this representation failed and succeeded? Might it be able to even teach us how we can learn better in life itself?

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Ennui on the Screen and the Fight against Fate

Fighting fate is a major part of film and television, but can their imaginary battles teach us anything about changing our own lives?

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REVIEW: ‘House of Hummingbird’ (2018) Soars Beyond Any Expectations

‘A superlative example of the power of film.’ House of Hummingbird is a fascinating film and, to some Western fans of South Korean cinema, an outlier. Park Chan-Wook set an expectation with the likes of Oldboy for particularly violent and surreal works to come from the country, and even Bong Joon-ho’s best picture winner Parasite…

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Was the Fifth Season of Doctor Who a Piece of TV History?

It’s scarcely believable that ten years have passed since the fifth season of Doctor Who came to a close, likely because the series seemed like such a defining shift for the show. It isn’t really quite the fifth season, as fans will know, but the fifth of the show’s continuity-keeping soft reboot that reignited a…

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