Category Archive: Film & Television

Lost in Translation

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When Bob Hoskins passed away earlier this year, people were quick to pay tribute to the man and his acting career, noting standout performances in films such as Hook, Who Framed Roger Rabbit… Continue reading

The Great Wife

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Recently I have had the pleasure of catching up with The Good Wife. This show never really struck me as something that I could enjoy because A) It was a network drama and… Continue reading

Let’s take television a little slower…

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Binge watching has now become a term that has broken into the public lexicon. Various media outlets love to hark on about it in relation to television and with the increasing popularity of services… Continue reading

The King’s Speech: A False Tale of Normality

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The King’s Speech; everyone’s favourite slice of homogeneous film-making about Britain. What do I mean by homogeneous? Well I mean when a film promotes an ideology that presents a nation or culture (BRITAIN!)… Continue reading

Hashtag True Detective Season Two

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If you saw True Detective then you’re probably one of two people: You thought it was an excellent crime drama featuring lush cinematography and anchored by two fantastic performances from Matthew McConaughey and… Continue reading

‘Strong Female Characters’

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How would you define a strong female character? I would define it myself as a well characterised person who identifies themselves as a woman. That’s all. Though I am aware the term is… Continue reading

Laverne Cox: A Modern Day Hero

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The awards season earlier this year was great, wasn’t it? Funny female hosts, twitter-destructive selfies and that Adele Dazeem moment… Yet, although a lot of us revelled in the fun and frivolities, this… Continue reading

Taken: Racist, Sexist and Insane

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Oh Taken, a film series that does to its audience as it does to its antagonists. The original contains many qualities. It has clear coherent fight choreography based in reality filmed competently despite… Continue reading

Brooks Whelan and John Milhiser: Victims of ‘too many white guys’

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  This article was originally supposed to comment on the firing of Brooks Whelan from Saturday Night Live. However just as I was about to start typing, I discovered that John Milhiser and… Continue reading

The Gump Effect

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I hate The Lion King. I hate Family Guy. I hate The Green Mile and most importantly I hate Forrest Gump. Why I hear you ask? Because of what I call the Gump… Continue reading