‘Killing Eve”s Villanelle: A Girl Gone Bad (And It’s So Good)

“Killing Eve”‘s Villanelle (Jodie Comer) ushers in a new era of bad girls that don’t apologize, even for the most heinous of deeds.

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REVIEW: “Short, Sweet and Deliciously Hammy” – Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein

★ ★ ★ ★ “If you enjoy a bit of tongue in cheek humour, this special keeps the tongue securely clamped down.” Netflix has slapped down a thirty-two-minute-long special in which the content is as ludicrous as the notion that they would even consider funding it. And thank God they did. Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein is…

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The Online World of Shipping, and How Gay Teens Are Curating Their Own Media

There are communities on Twitter for almost any interest or hobby, and ‘Stan Twitter’ is a part of the site’s foundation. For every person tweeting pictures of their cat, there’s another logging on and stepping into a timeline where they comfortably scream into the virtual void about niches. This is nothing new for the internet,…

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Best Of 2019 So Far – Hannah Holway

While films will always have my heart, this year we have been blessed with small screen stories which are original, affecting and often topical. With so many incredible shows to choose from this year, selecting only five was a tough task, but here are my personal favourites so far: Big Little Lies (Season 2, NowTv)…

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Mad Women, Crazy Women: The Subversion of Gender Roles in Netflix’s ‘Dead To Me’

In 1991, Ridley Scott’s Thelma & Louise proved that there was a space for women in the buddy film and road movie genres that had been largely dominated by male protagonists. Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon’s eponymous characters were well-developed, complex and life-like; their touching and authentic friendship remaining centre stage as they fought back…

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Agent Carter Walked, So Captain Marvel Could Fly

In conversations about Captain Marvel we hear the word “first” a lot, in regards to both the film itself and its titular character: the first female Avenger, the first female superhero, the first movie that crushes the myth that people don’t want to see female-led projects. However, these phrases neglect the many women that came…

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A Love Letter to Monica Geller, The Hidden Gem of Friends

When the topic of the TV classic Friends is brought to mind, there are many highlights to choose from, but what is often first thought of are Joey’s “how you doin’?” , the “Smelly Cat” song by Phoebe, or one of Chandler’s many one-liners. What is not often instantly thought of, however, is Monica’s role…

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Coming of Age with a Show

This may sound lame, but Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (henceforth referred to as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or just S.H.I.E.L.D.) was the first real “adult” drama show that I watched for myself. As the eldest of three daughters, I was limited in what I could watch. Everything had to be appropriate. While other girls were arguing…

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Flip Screen: A Launch Into 2019

Do you know this one blog with a title like this? – Possibly Scott Pilgrim Two months ago, I sent Ell a proposal. This proposal was somewhat wild and happens to be one of a growing number of impulsive decisions on my part. Yet despite the numerous in caps messages I sent her over several…

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