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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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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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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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Them- Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The new horror anthology reminiscent of Hereditary, Get Out and His House  Them is understandably a controversial series. It is the first instalment of (hopefully many) a horror anthology series produced by Little Marvin and Lena Waithe. Picture American Horror Story, but black people are front and centre; it tackles social, specifically racial […]

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Deutschland 89- Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ As Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho opined at the 2020 Oscars, “once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.” The sentiment is just as true of television, as I’m sure many Scandi noir fans will attest. This week I’ve been watching Deutschland 89, the […]

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Murder Among the Mormons- Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Murder Among the Mormons has created some stir on Netflix recently, growing in popularity over the last few weeks. The three-part series recounts the tragic murders of Steven Christensen and Kathy Sheetz by two parcelled-up pipe bombs in the mid 1980’s.  The first time I was in a ‘Church of Latter-Day Saints’ was […]

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Documentary Pick- Unreported World: Young girls force-fed for marriage in Mauritania

CW: Child abuse The arrival of the spring season symbolises new life, new growth and, for many a newly invigorated dietary obsession. Anyone who is familiar with the onslaught of pro weight-loss propaganda in the run up to summer may be enticed to live in a country where big is beautiful. And where might you […]