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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Vincent, The Monster and Amy: How Doctor Who Captures Depression In ‘Vincent and the Doctor’

When tackling the subject of depression, no episode of Doctor Who captures it better than ‘Vincent and the Doctor’. Airing in 2010 as the tenth episode in the show’s fifth season, the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) and his companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) visit the famed artist Vincent Van Gogh (Tony Curran) during the last…

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‘Selfie’: A Snapshot of 2019, from 2014

The first time I watched the pilot of Selfie, ABC’s fantastic one-season Pygmalion-turned-romcom adaptation, I was underwhelmed. I was a fan of Karen Gillan from her stint on Doctor Who, and as an Asian-American I had to show my support for John Cho, and I really wanted to like it. I didn’t though. I guess…

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