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Review: Rick and Morty Season 5

This article was originally submitted on the 4th April If you know me, or have been in my flat, you’ll know how much I love Rick and Morty. Yes, I have the pickle Rick bucket hat, a poster, and even a Snuffles/Snowball toy. So, you can imagine my delight when the latest season dropped on […]

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Review: Standing Up

This article was originally submitted on the 29th March What is it like to make people laugh for a living? It involves a lot more tears (and delivery driving) than you might think. The new series from Fanny Herrero – showrunner of the internationally famous Call My Agent! – landed on Netflix last week and […]

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Review: Inventing Anna

Inventing Anna, loosely based on the true story of Anna Delvey, is a Netflix series created and written by big names like Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. Unfortunately, it manages to make an intriguing mastermind con-artist bland and facile, despite trying hard to do the opposite. New York journalist Vivian Kent (Anna Chlumsky) desperately tries to […]

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How has Netflix changed the way we understand entertainment?

For the third year in a row, Netflix Films are leading the race in this year’s Academy Awards nominations. 27 appearances in all major categories, show signs of the studio’s dominance in the movie industry and confirm the company has come a long way since it was introduced to the world. But how did this […]

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Lost Daughter

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Lost Daughter starring Olivia Coleman, Dakota Johnson and Jessie Buckley premiered on Netflix last month. The film, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s feature directorial debut, follows a college professor, Leda (Olivia Coleman), on her holiday to a Greek Island, who becomes obsessed with a young mother Nina (Dakota Johnson) and her daughter Elena, as well […]

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Don’t Look Up

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ When astronomers Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) discover a meteorite that will cause an extinction-level event in six months, they must get the news out. After telling the President (Meryl Streep) about the catastrophic event, they are promptly ignored amid campaign worries and realise they must tell the world themselves. What follows is a satirical allegory of society, and the science world’s futile warnings about climate change, by an A-Lister cast […]

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Do Violent Shows Raise Violent Children?

Giselle Nascimento Dias explores how violence on TV can have adverse consequences for child development.

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Is Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop adaptation doomed from the start?

There is something about a live action anime adaptation that people can’t quite seem to get right. The track record over the last few years is less spotty and more a complete wash – with stinkers such as Dragon Ball, Ghost in the Shell, The Last Airbender and more recently Netflix’s much derided Death Note […]