TV & Netflix

 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 […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 10

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 10

I don’t have time to watch the news anymore, so now I just rely on the twenty minutes of drivel Spitting Image pours into my ear. Its thick, grey, gravy-like paste oozes with such tepid fascination, and over two months into the reboots running, they’ve yet to find their footing. When watching this, it often takes only […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 9

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 9

Once more into the fray we go, but I don’t suppose putting up with this remarkably poor reimagining of Spitting Image is bold, brave, or even noteworthy. A busy week once more for the poor souls trying to keep up with the ever-changing news cycle, at least there’s plenty of material to work with. What should […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 8

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 8

Another week of a news feed full of heavy stories prime for the picking, with Dominic Cummings sounding his farewell from Downing Street, a coronavirus vaccine potentially in the works, and whatever’s going on in the dumpster fire of America, land of the free and childish Presidents. So, to see Spitting Image this week open with a […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Mangrove

Movie Review: Mangrove

Seeing director Steve McQueen partnering with the BBC to deliver his Small Axe film series, was a genuine surprise. It’s a real treat, too, considering how poor a showing this year of film has been. Five feature-length projects from arguably one of the best working directors today, Mangrove is the first entrant into a series that promises to be […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 7

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 7

What a week it’s been for politics. The biggest changes that Spitting Image can work with this week are the beginnings of a second national lockdown, and the election of Joe Biden to the position of President of the United States. It’d take some truly useless writers to scupper the opportunities in place here, but, as […]

 Ewan Gleadow

I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, and the various horrors of Wales

I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, and the various horrors of Wales

Upping the ante on how we as a country come together to witness the bug-infested torture of minor celebrities, Ant and Dec return with I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. Jetting off to the horrors of Wales, twelve brave celebrities looking to polish their star power trundle through Gwyrch Castle in a series that was […]

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