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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65 Years of Walt Disney’s ‘Lady & the Tramp’

Although not quite as popular as their human counterparts, two likeable pups made their mark in Disney history in 1955, and their story has since cemented itself into the popular imagination,

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The Unflappable Genius of ‘Chicken Run (2000)’, 20 Years On

Warning: A cluck load of chicken puns A chick-flick that has every viewer cracking up, Chicken Run (2000) is timeless, it’s heart-felt, it’s – undoubtedly – egg-cellent. Delighting children, adults and pensioners alike, this film is a classic and has earned its spot in history, thanks to the committed and talented team of filmmakers who…

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Ten Years On: Revisiting ‘Lost’ (2004) and its Unforgettable Finale

Few finales have received as much criticism as that of Lost, an event that as of today has seen ten years of medium-shaking history pass.

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The Feminism of Gracie Lou Freebush: ‘Miss Congeniality’ 20 years on

In 2000, Miss Congeniality slipped under the radar. Falling just short of 5th highest grossing film of its opening weekend, it received a mere 42% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a general consensus marked the film as altogether unexceptional.

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She’s a Bad Mama Jama: A Dedication to Pamela Voorhees

As the mother of the famous Jason Voorhees, Ms. Voorhees birthed this franchise, literally and figuratively. 40 years ago, in the franchise’s first film, Pamela Voorhees watched her son drown as a result of the negligence of the counselors at Camp Crystal Lake. In a fit of vengeance, she kills the counselors and remains at the camp for years after – murdering anyone who dared to reopen it. After a night of blood and guts, she prepares to take her final victim – Alice Hardy (Adrienne King) – in the film’s climax. Before she had a chance, Alice decapitates Ms. Voorhees, and the film ends with an ominous jump-scare of a young Jason rising from the calm waters of Crystal Lake.

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30 Years On, Twin Peaks Proves That It’s Damn Fine to be Weird

In an era where a lot of things feel and look the same, based on templates for success, churned out as quickly as they can be made, how could you not cherish something as defiantly different as Twin Peaks?

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In Sondheim’s 90th Year, His Music on Film Remains as Resonant as Ever

It is far from the first time his songs have appeared isolated from their original context, but the explosion in these past six months is notable.

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The Legacy of 'Queer as Folk'

Twenty years have passed since the original British version of Queer as Folk finished, a show that was seen as pioneering in its bold depiction of gay life. It ended after only two seasons but managed to create quite a stir in the time that it was on air with its brash, amoral characters and casual sex.

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100 Years of Pollyanna: The Legacy of Mary Pickford, and Recapturing Childhood Through Performance

For every Uncut Gems there’s a diamond in the rough. So it is about time we celebrate Pollyanna, arguably Mary Pickford’s best role.

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