LFF REVIEW: ‘Industry’ (2020) is an Entertaining but Flawed Financial Drama

Industry excels at putting the audience in the moment, but lacks urgency and depth.

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How Gwendolyn Briggs Waltzed into Every Lesbian’s Heart

Part of the reason why we watch TV or press play on a specific movie is to see ourselves represented on screen. We all want to have that one character who makes us feel seen and, in the case of many LGTBQ+ individuals, like we are worthy of love. Sadly, representation in the media is not always good, and we are left wanting more.

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SNL at (and on) 45: The Heat Death of Satire

If you measure the success of a satire in the direct annoyance of its target, then SNL may be top of the pile, (but) satire is not for the leaders; it is for the people.

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Now That’s What I Call Kino #10 – The Duality of Human Nature in The Twilight Zone

Few TV shows hold up as well as Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone. Airing in 1959, this anthology television series has been responsible for numerous reboots, inspirations and references (I’m looking at you The Simpsons). The Twilight Zone is one of the finest science fiction pieces of media around and despite being over 60 years…

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First Look Review: ‘We Are Who We Are’ (2020) Flourishes Under The Italian Sun

‘We Are Who We Are’ continues Guadagnino’s streak of focus upon summer infatuation and the burning desire of young people.

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The Queer Sexual Tension in Detective Stories

Obsession, devotion, pursuit – all can be acts synonymous to falling in love. However, they are also the key elements for a detective cat-and-mouse story. The relationship between a detective and the criminal they hunt is one that – in many great crime stories – becomes intimately close. They chase each other, play with each…

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‘The George Lucas Talk Show’ (2020) is an Earnestly Silly Celebration of Star Wars

When an essentially unavoidable piece of pop culture such as Star Wars is heavily discussed, parodied and referenced throughout media and in everyday conversation, it can begin to lose the unique appeal that initially drew people in and made them fans. That’s why some people refuse to engage in things that are popular; if you hear about something enough, even if it’s in a positive manner, you feel like you’ve already experienced it and don’t need to delve any deeper.

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Now That’s What I Call Kino #6 – The Classic Shorts of Looney Tunes

Few sounds are as recognisable as the Looney Tunes theme tune – which is  implanted into any kid who watched Saturday morning cartoons. With an array of quirky characters and limitless skits, the toon squad have become icons in the world of animation. Whilst they may often fall into the shadows thanks to their noisy…

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How ‘The Good Place’ Ended The Nature versus Nurture Debate

‘The Good Place’ fiercely believes that every human being is capable of improving in the right environment; thus, proving in its own way that nurture prevails nature.

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Women Belong in The Kitchen, The Skate Kitchen That Is – Part Three – A Deep Dive into Gender in ‘Betty’ (2020)

To Believe or Not to Believe: People don’t want the truth. They just want a witch hunt. #METOO. It’s the hashtag that ignited a conversation that was long overdue in the world: of the harassment and violations caused by men, and by the men in our lives who we did not think could be offenders.…

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