The Future of Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’

Over a year after the premiere of its Lost in Space reboot, Netflix has announced that the second season of the family-oriented sci-fi show will premiere on December 24th of this year. The big announcement, which took place at the show’s New York Comic Con panel, included the release of a trailer for the season, which teases that the upcoming episodes will deal directly with what happened to the show’s central robot character after the events of its first season.

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The Strange Thing About Families in Ari Aster’s Films

His films, while spanning in subject matter, focus and even genre, all share a commonality. These films, however fantastical, absurd, or horrific they become, have all sprung from a kernel of truth: a truth that is the basis of so many realities. This truth is in the heart of families.

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LFF REVIEW: “At the very heart of this chaotic yet prestigious fashion house” -Yves Saint Laurent: The Last Collections

“The Last Collections feels as though it plucks a loose thread and the documentary itself becomes untied” Withheld for nearly twenty years, Olivier Meyrou’s documentary on Yves Saint Laurent finally sees the light of day. Yves Saint Laurent: The Last Collections (Célébration) opens the doors to the house of luxurious and elegant fashion. The documentary immerses itself at the…

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LFF Review: “Guaranteed to thrill and exponentially increase doughnut sales” – Knives Out

“Keeps you entertained and surprised for the entirety of its runtime”  In a week where British Twitter is admiring the investigative skills of Coleen Rooney, Rian Johnson’s Knives Out is a kooky whodunnit that exists perfectly within this shady, social media era.  As an avid reader of Agatha Christie, my expectations were high and still…

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Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival 2019 Festival Highlights

Now in its thirteenth year, the Iris Prize Film Festival returned to Cardiff earlier this October, and is the world’s largest LGBT+ short film award. International and inclusive, unapologetic and eclectic, Iris provides a platform for a staggeringly diverse range of voices and stories that remain underrepresented and underserved by mainstream cinema. Here are a…

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LFF REVIEW: “Personal and poignant telling of an iconic gay landmark” – Circus Of Books (2019)

★ ★ ★ ★ “Crucially, Circus of Books remains honest to the intentions of the Mason family.” Rachel Mason’s documentary is about her parents, a bookshop and the gay community.  In 1982, Karen and Barry Mason took over Circus of Books: a gay book and pornographic store in West Hollywood. But for the Mason family…

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Ethan Hawke: Weaponising Boyish Naivety against American Essentialism

The plotlines of Dead Poets Society (1989), Training Day (2001) and First Reformed (2017) are discussed below. Essentialism is the idea that every entity has a set of recognisable attributes that are inherent to its identity and function. There are many different schools of thought that apply, debate and dispute this idea but for the…

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Vampires vs. Werewolves: Horror’s Most Ancient Monsters in a Centuries-long Rivalry

“Look at them- children of the night… what music they make.” Dracula, Bram Stoker’s Dracula ‘Tis the season of the spook, and the nights are haunted by ghoulish creatures and boogeymen. Since the dawn of horror cinema, there have been killer clowns descended from space, murderous blobs, different adaptations of Frankenstein’s monster, knife-wielding dolls, possessive…

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REVIEW: “So Bad it’s Laughable” – Downton Abbey (2019)

“It would have honestly been better had it returned as a two-part Christmas special on ITV”  How does one even explain the Downton Abbey film? Well, a few words could be: inaccurate, cheesy and slightly painful.  The film begins in 1927 as a continuation of where the 2015 Christmas special finale left off… it should have really…

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LFF REVIEW: “A sentimental piece about understanding childhood trauma” – ‘Honey Boy’ (2019)

“Honey Boy offers something more heartfelt and personal” When it was first announced Shia LaBeouf was to write and star in a film based around his own childhood experiences growing up within the studio system, I had a feeling something special was about to be created. Previously exploring his own legacy through an art project…

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