TV & Netflix

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: Your Honor

TV Review: Your Honor

One of the key, lingering themes Bryan Cranston can deliver so well is how he interacts with family. His greatest shows have always had him interact with loved ones. Malcolm in the Middle was the bumbling family man looking to keep it all together, and Breaking Bad was much the same, although with the obvious difference of drugs, destructive behaviour […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: Normal People

TV Review: Normal People

Naming your show Normal People proposes the idea that these people will, invariably, be normal. For the whole running time. They will clean pots and pans, have miserable experiences with other people, and, in general, have a thoroughly glum time. “Love sparks in the most mundane of places” seems to be the message of Sally Rooney’s […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: Can’t Get You Out of My Head

TV Review: Can’t Get You Out of My Head

Charming and erratic appear to be the two best words to describe documentary maker Adam Curtis. His doom-highlighting touch throughout his latest series for the BBC, Can’t Get You Out of My Head, is given ample time to dissect and discuss a variety of hot-topic issues the modern era faces, and where they may stem from. […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: WandaVision

TV Review: WandaVision

Consumerism is getting out of hand, and no more obvious is such an issue than with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Slogging through over a decade worth of content, you would be under the false impression that innovation is a possibility. They have the money to take risks, but why switch the conveyer belt off when […]

 Holly Allton

Why everybody should watch Framing Britney Spears

Why everybody should watch Framing Britney Spears

Since being a young girl, I’ve always admired Britney Spears for her iconic fashion choices and her raw talent, but since the release of the Framing Britney Spears documentary, I respect her even more. This is because the documentary – presented by The New York Times – opens our eyes on the misogynistic world of […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: The Queen’s Gambit

TV Review: The Queen’s Gambit

Surely, the only reason a Netflix mini-series about chess has had such a welcoming embrace from audiences is because they have simply run out of content to view. Any smattering of effective marketing that had the streaming conglomerates logo on it was lapped up with relative ease. The Queen’s Gambit must surely have been buoyed […]

 Holly Allton

TV Review: It’s a Sin

TV Review: It’s a Sin

I’ve always classed myself as an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. I do whatever I can to support them and spread awareness on issues that they are affected by. But I have some gaps in my knowledge of certain topics, as I’m sure many of us do. One of the topics I felt I was […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: Pretend It’s A City

TV Review: Pretend It’s A City

Fran Lebowitz, author and public speaker, has a lot on her mind. Pretend It’s A City offers a brief series of musings from the brilliantly cynical brain of this powerful public speaker. Documented by the great Martin Scorsese in his second collation of Lebowitz’s work, this Netflix original is a rare, inspired surprise. Taking the interview format on the road, […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: The Midnight Sky

Movie Review: The Midnight Sky

  George Clooney, somehow, has convinced producers and companies that he can direct. They bend on a whim to the slightest bit of creativity that lingers at his fingertips, and often leap on a product that feels muddled, unfinished and devoid of quality. Suburbicon was a mismatch, a bold endeavour that not even writing from […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: South Park – The Pandemic

TV Review: South Park – The Pandemic

Years have passed since I last viewed South Park, an intermittent, festering event in my life that crops up every now and then without rhyme or reason. The last time I went on down to South Park was, I assume, during a state of wanting to order a takeaway but being too lazy to walk down the […]

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