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Beauty and the Sea Creature: “The Shape of Water”

A romantic tale that balances charm and thrill, The Shape of Water makes falling in love with a monster seem easy. Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) is a mute cleaner at a secret research laboratory. Here, she befriends an amphibian creature…

Looking Forward: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

  American Crime Story returns soon with a fresh cast and an old crime: the 1997 murder of high-profile fashion designer Gianni Versace. Coming off the immense success of the first instalment, this hopes to be one of TV’s biggest…

Hiatus 2018

The biggest show sitting out 2018 is Game of Thrones. As with Veep, which is also delayed until next year, the creators decided they wanted to take extra time to perfectly craft the final season. Veep is also delayed until…

“The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” is Utterly Charming

Despite its release just late last year, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel won big at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards. But during its release it passed entirely undetected by this binge-watcher’s radar. Having finally given it a chance, the…

The week’s film news

WOODY ALLEN CONDEMNATIONS CONTINUE The list of Woody Allen’s former colleagues speaking out against him grew longer this week as Colin Firth announced he would never work with the veteran writer-director again. Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Hall, stars of Allen’s…

An Unoriginality Complex

Hollywood has been adapting literature for the screen for over one hundred years, and has produced many renowned films, such as “Gone with the Wind”, “The Godfather” and “The Shawshank Redemption”. More recently, however, television has become an increasingly popular…

The Problem With Apu: when representation becomes problematic

In a time when Aziz Ansari, Riz Ahmed and Mindy Kaling are making huge strides for South Asian representation, we still have Apu. “The Problem With Apu”, American comedian Hari Kondabolu’s truTV documentary that details his decades-old frustration with “The…

“Hello, Gorgeous” is a fitting celebration of Barbra Streisand

“Barbra: The Music, The Mem’ries, The Magic”, now streaming on Netflix, is a glamorous celebration of Barbra Streisand’s stunning musical career to date. As a member of the exclusive “EGOT” club (winners of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) and…

Has TV outdone Cinema?

Television today looks very different to what it looked like twenty years ago, and it’s not just because our screens are now flatter. Before “The Sopranos” changed the game, dramatic television was much simpler; individual episodes were often self-contained stories…

“Justice League” is a terrible movie. And there’ll be many more just like it.

If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try, try again Perhaps this well-known proverb is Warner Brothers Studios’ mission statement. The latest instalment in the “Justice League” series has been met with the same abysmal critical reception both “Suicide Squad”…