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Review: Euphoria Season 2

The Euphoria season two finale premiered on HBO max and let’s just say the audience reception has been widely varied in response to the ending of the popular series. Euphoria season one was an instant hit, following a reliably successful tv formula: exploring adult themes through high school teenagers. Euphoria had an edge to it, […]

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Review: This is Going to Hurt

Ben Whishaw during an interview for “Mary Poppins Returns”

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TV

Russell T. Davies re-joins ‘Doctor Who’ after a ten-year absence

Two weeks ago the BBC announced the return of Russel T. Davies as the writer and potential showrunner for the long-running sci-fi programme Doctor Who. The decision has been positively received by fans of the show, but what does it mean for Doctor Who’s future?Davies rebooted Doctor Who in 2005 after its axing in 1989, […]

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Vigil – The deeper you go, the more absurd it gets?

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐ From the producers of Line of Duty, the latest BBC drama to hit our screens is Tom Edge’s Vigil, starring the BBC’s drama darling Suranne Jones as a DCI sent on board a Navy submarine to investigate a suspicious death. This show has it all for the Sunday BBC drama viewers; murder […]

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Emily in Paris

One of Netflix’s latest creations Emily in Paris was released to us earlier this month, a show that presents itself as a stunning picturesque fantasy life of a young American girl who travels to the beautiful city of Paris. What’s not to like? Well a lot, apparently. This show received so much criticism I couldn’t […]

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Culture Literature

Introducing: Autumn de Wilde

In February of 2020 (a long-forgotten time pre-lockdown) Autumn De Wilde’s feature length directorial debut, Emma, was released. The film itself was received with much adoration despite its screenings being cut short by the pandemic. Emma exudes a romantic and vibrant aesthetic without overwhelming the characterisation or the story. Wilde’s personal style and photographic pieces […]

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The Umbrella Academy

Netflix’s hit show The Umbrella Academy returns for its second season and it does not disappoint. The bizarre concept of adults struggling with the trauma of having been made into child superheroes is somehow both endearing and believable. Now, the creators expand upon these ideas, throwing our favourite siblings into 1960s Dallas, Texas. The show […]

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Art Culture

Lockdown and art: a time for creative meditation?

I think art during lockdown means very different things to individuals. But one thing I think all the pieces created during lockdown have in common is that they acted as a respite from the anxiety-riddled groundhog day that lockdown became. At least, for me they did.The monotony of lockdown allowed me to turn to art […]