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The thoroughly wicked “Thoroughbreds” is your Easter Holidays must-watch

Thoroughbreds (2018) dir. Cory Finley, starring Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy and Anton Yelchin Childhood friends Amanda (Olivia Cooke) and Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) are reunited as teenagers, but after years apart it seems as though they have nothing in common anymore. Lily…

“A Fantastic Woman” explores love, loss and strength

A Fantastic Woman (2017), dir. Sebastián Lelio, starring Daniela Vega Grief is difficult to handle, but no one allows Marina Vidal (Daniela Vega) the time and peace to properly grieve after the sudden passing of her partner Orlando. As a…

If Time’s Up, Hollywood Must Address Its Gender Imbalance

This weekend Hollywood will honour the best films of the past year at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, but the composition of the nominees clearly indicates Hollywood’s problem with representation. Discounting the four acting categories for which the gender composition…

The Week’s News

Three Billboards inspire protests in London and Florida In Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Mrs Hayes plasters the message “Raped while dying. And still no arrests. How come Chief Willoughby?” on three disused billboards. Three trucks dressed in strikingly similar…

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…