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Your Honor initial impressions – Breaking Bad after budget cuts

Rating: ⭐⭐ On TV this week, Bryan Cranston plays an easy-going, jovial father, who is forced to spin a confounding web of deception and lies to cover up his involvement in crime as he descends deeper into a violent underworld. Sadly, the clocks haven’t been wound back 10 years, and Breaking Bad (2008-2013) isn’t what’s […]

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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Full disclosure: I have yet to meet anyone who loves Breaking Bad more than I do. I was thrilled when El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie was released on Netflix this month, six years after the show’s finale. Yet while the movie is enjoyable overall, it is also underwhelming. Whilst die hard Breaking Bad fans […]

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Isle of Dogs

Isles of Dogs is a love letter to man’s best friend. Revisiting the techniques used in Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Wes Anderson has created a handmade feast of intelligent and dynamic stop-motion animation. The film is set in a dystopian Japan after Mayor Kobayashi (Kunichi Nomura) signs the Trash Island Decree: exiling all dogs to […]

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Throwback: Malcolm in the Middle

Is Malcolm in the Middle the best sitcom of the early 2000s? Yes. No. Maybe. I don’t know. Can you repeat the question? Malcolm in the Middle was, in many ways, a fairly typical sitcom. Set in suburbia and telling the story of a lower middle-class family, it seems on the surface to be a […]

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Trumbo

Trumbo tells the true story of Dalton Trumbo, a communist and screenwriter imprisoned for contempt of Congress and later blacklisted by Hollywood for his political views. In spite of this, he continued to write films, giving them to other writers as fronts to undermine the imposed blacklist. Despite the serious implications of the encroaching censorship, […]