Shahana Bagchi
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End of the F***ing World – with a bang, not a whimper ★★★★

It’s not enough to say that being a teenager is awful and end the conversation there. Charlie Covell, creator of End of the F***ing World, thinks so too. Before I go any further: there are spoilers in this review, so…

Revisiting The Little Mermaid— 30 Years Afloat

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, a coming-of-age story loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale of the same name. While the latter ends tragically, the movie is a fantastical adventure in which our heroine,…

Rafiki – Love in a hopeless place ★★★

“[You mean] the whole church was watching me and what I was doing?” “Yes.” This exchange from Rafiki encompasses the core tension of the film: the fear of constant surveillance, the intrusive feeling that everyone is watching and disproving of…

Ghost Stories – A Halloween Treat ★★★★★

To demonstrate the brilliance of this show: after I saw it, I couldn’t sleep until 3 am. When I felt a draught in the middle of the night, I made the perfectly logical leap that it was a melancholy spirit…