Flip Screen’s ‘Best of the Decade’ List – 2010s

Late December is not just ‘holiday season’ but ‘self-reflective season’ – a time when many look back at the year gone by, highlighting the highs and lows of that time. Now at the end of 2019, we have a double-whammy in that we’re not just entering a new year but a new decade. So with…

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The Best Antagonists of the Decade

Along with seeing an influx of ‘Best of’ lists reflecting on the past 12 months, most critic sites are also reflecting on the past ten years as we head into a new decade. Whilst everyone is debating what the best films and performances were, we wanted to focus on a factor that has changed dramatically…

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How 'Breaking Bad' Broke Bad: The Rise and Fall of TV Serialisation

“…But that’s all of life, right? It’s the constant, it’s the cycle. It’s solution, dissolution. Just over and over and over. It is growth, then decay, then transformation.” –Breaking Bad, “Pilot” Serialization in television is now commonplace. For a previous episode from the week before, or a year prior, to have after-effects on the episode…

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REVIEW: A Better Film Lives in 'Rise of Skywalker' (2019)

“Far from perfect but offers enough action and heart to satisfy the majority of moviegoers.” This is a spoiler-free review of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Set after the events of The Last Jedi – which saw the resistance at their weakest – we are thrown straight into the action as Rey (Daisy Ridley),…

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REVIEW: ‘Cats’ (2019) is a Complete Misfire on Every Level

A failed adaptation of an already absurd and nonsensical musical. Cats is a complete misfire on nearly every level. It was anticipated to be unlike anything we’ve ever seen on the big screen, after we saw the “digital fur technology” revealed in the film’s trailers, but nothing can prepare you for what director Tom Hooper…

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REVIEW: ‘The Party’s Just Beginning’ (2019) is Mostly Bleak, With Mere Glimpses of Greatness

“Moves between visceral, shocking, emotional uplifting moments, but is largely frustratingly mundane” For Karen Gillan’s directorial debut The Party’s Just Beginning, she leaves behind the fantastical worlds of Doctor Who and Guardians of the Galaxy, and heads back to her Scottish roots.  She stars as Liusaidh, a twenty-something that works on the cheese counter at…

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Walking in a Winter Christmas-town: What Christmas Movies are at the Top of the Your Zillow List?

 “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” and “Jack Frost nipping at your nose,” the perfect blanket of white snow that never seems to be ruined by mud, the mistletoe, the precisely tempered hot chocolate, and so much more quintessential comfort that is related to the 25th of December. Nothing attempts to capture that love and…

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REVIEW: Confronting Change and Character in ‘The Expanse’ Season 4

“…continues to push boundaries in an already boundary pushing show.” This article contains spoilers for season 4 of The Expanse. The science fiction series The Expanse found new life on Amazon Prime last year after the Syfy network’s cancellation. Based on the series of novels by James S.A. Corey- the pen name of both Daniel…

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REVIEW: ‘Frozen 2’ is Clearer and Sharper than the Original

“All this to say, in Frozen 2 Anna and Elsa feel like real characters, not just props Disney uses to sell toys” Frozen 2 knows that it’s a sequel to one of the most important Disney movies of the last few years. Regardless of what you actually thought of the original Frozen – I found…

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