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The Slap that Was Heard Around the World

This article was originally submitted on the 4th April It’s hard to think of a greater example of car crash television than what the world collectively witnessed at this most recent Oscars award show. The event is, of course, no stranger to controversy and incompetence: you may recall the Moonlight/La La Land debacle, or when […]

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Oscars 2022 – Much more than a slap, but a slap it was

“Will Smith just slapped the shit out of me.” The video posted by the Guardian has over 77 million views on YouTube, the already iconic image has spawned thousands of memes, and countless remixes have already dropped on TikTok. But the Oscars 2022 was more than a viral punch; there is a lot to unpack.  […]

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Bad Boys for Life

Michael Bay, the man responsible for a whole host of explosion-filled crimes against cinema such as the long running Transformers franchise, was never going to somehow suddenly conjure up perfection with Bad Boys for Life. His latest work won’t go down in history as a masterpiece, but that does not mean it is totally unenjoyable. […]