REVIEW: ‘His Dark Materials’ and the Importance of the Youth as Agents of Change

His Dark Materials is a fun and worthwhile watch for its fascinating world building, compelling acting and relevant thematic concepts.

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Eat the Rich! – What 2019's Films Had to Say About Wealth and Privilege

2019’s films have offered anecdotes to the mystery surrounding wealth, and have also offered some form of revenge that audiences can live vicariously through – like watching the rich family literally explode into nothing but a confetti display of flesh.

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Women in Horror Column: An Introduction

Hello, horror fans! This is Jacinda and Jenni here. We’ll be the writers of Flip Screen’s new column “Women in Horror” released every week on Wednesday starting today. We’ll be covering horror films new and old with a special focus on films written by, directed by, and/or starring women. To help you get to know…

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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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