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Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4 – They Came, They Danced

“Revenge,” the powerful first line of the fourth season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel bluntly set the tone for the season. Merriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) was unceremoniously fired from the entertainment tour that was supposed to be her big break as a comedian by her friend and fellow entertainer Shy Baldwin (Leroy McClain) for […]

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Film

Oscar Nominations 2021: A Year of Firsts

The past year has by no means been easy. As a society we have been asked to stay at home, witnessed injustice, protested and seen governments change, all whilst trying to tackle an international pandemic. However, the film industry has also seen a lot of change, which is evident in this year’s Academy Award nominees. […]

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Film TV

‘Scandi content is handy’: the role of global content in the streaming race

“Begun, the streaming wars have.” Oh look, a Star Wars reference AND a joke that’s already a cliche. I know, I’m sorry. For those not keeping score at home, the major worldwide players now include Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and Apple TV+.  HBO Max, Paramount+ (the upcoming rebrand of CBS All Access, whose naming […]

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TV

The Boys: Season 2

The Boys is back in town. Is it still a flippant, angry satire? Yes. Is it still unrepentantly violent? Yes. Is it still spending obscene amounts of Jeff Bezos’ money on the rights to popular music? Oh, yes. In case you’re wondering, it’s more of the same – but a greater maturity, confidence and focus […]

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Features

Has the digital revolution paralysed us with too much choice?

Man is condemned to be free” announced a bespectacled old French man who was partial to cigarettes and coffee. And although he presumably wasn’t talking about Spotify and Netflix when he conceived said phrase, Sartre’s iconic line may ring true when we consider its relevance to the generation that has free reign over effectively every […]