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Dark may be dark, but its journey is also a lot of fun

During series two of Dark I had, let’s call it, an episode. Who the fuck is that badly burnt fella that’s just appeared on the screen? And what’s he on about? Thankfully Dark’s moments of disorienting opacity are fleeting. This … Continue reading

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Too Old To Die Young is boring, but worse yet, cynical

When’s the last time you watched something that surprised you? In a good or a bad way? For movies it would be The Skin I Live In. Deadwood was the last TV show, and that débuted nearly fifteen years ago. … Continue reading

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How HBO’s Chernobyl successfully mixes dramatisation and science.

Representing a non-fiction period piece set in the Soviet Union with English dialogue seems ridiculous. In fact, it is. The question is whether the narrative and performance is capable of sufficiently wrestling your attention away from the elephant’s ginormous arse. … Continue reading

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Binging on Billions

I’m usually not one to judge, but binge watching TV shows is fucking sad, no matter how good they are. You automatically picture someone sitting at home, alone, in their underwear, lights dimmed, eating a takeaway or fattening snacks, watching … Continue reading

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Mindhunter – intellectual pulp.

We all find serial killers fascinating, and the odder their motivations and crimes are, the better. A quote from Fight Club, a film principally about psychosis induced by immersing one’s self in a materialistic life, explains this intrigue, ‘only when … Continue reading

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