Flip Screen’s Guide to June 2020

Inspired by James Palmer’s fantastic twitter thread, we’re shaking up the formula and bringing you 9 double bills to inject a bit of fun into your watch parties.

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REVIEW: Netflix’s ‘The Midnight Gospel’ Is a Trip Mostly Worth Taking

The Midnight Gospel uses real-life podcast interviews (from the long running ‘Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour’ podcast) as the basis for the in-universe interviews.

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MHAM: ‘Maniac’ (2019) Presents a Down-to-Earth Depiction of Borderline Personality Disorder in an Otherwise Outlandish World

There is something overwhelmingly lonely about suffering from a condition that is so misunderstood, so feared and so shrouded in stigma that you could go your whole life without seeing it depicted accurately on TV.

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MHAM: Mental Vs. Physical Well-Being and Confronting One’s Own Failing Support System in ‘Sex Education’ (2019)

Sex Education opens up a clear discussion on the comparison between mental and physical health through a redefinition of the classic jock archetype.

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REVIEW: ‘Hollywood’ (2020) is Fun, Stylistic and Charming

Hollywood, the latest series to be commissioned through the multi-million-dollar deal between Netflix and buzzy producer, Ryan Murphy, relishes in metatextuality.

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Top of the Docs #16 – The Ten Best True Crime Docuseries Streaming Now

If you loved Netflix’s Tiger King, then you’re in luck there’s an abundance of true crime documentary series – a.k.a. docuseries – streaming right now. The docuseries format allows a story to be told with a level detail that couldn’t fit into a single documentary. To save you some time searching, here’s a list of the best ones out there.

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Flip Screen’s Guide to May (Lockdown 2: Electric Boogaloo)

Flip Screen’s James Palmer and George Forster are here to make a few TV suggestions to keep you going for the long haul.

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Review: ‘After Life’ Season Two is a Realistic and Heart-Wrenching Exploration of Loss and Grief

Ricky Gervais is responsible for some of the most iconic British comedic series of modern times. He’s the genius behind Extras, Derek, and of course, The Office. So, when he announced the arrival of After Life season one, there was obviously a lot of buzz around it, but nobody anticipated what was to follow.

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Top of the Docs #14 – ‘Hip Hop Evolution’ and the Documentary Epic Part 2

This week, we are turning to another example of an epic documentary, however one that employs elements of oral history, and an example of a doc that manages to get the most out of talking heads. The doc in question: Hip Hop Evolution.

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Flip Screen’s Guide to April (Quarantine Edition)

James Palmer and George Forster are here to give you 10 recommendations available online right now to help get you through these hard times.

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