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What’s the hype? – Harry Potter

Let’s get this cleared up right off the bat: I do not hate fun. I’m not one of those people who hates on popular...

The resonance of Bojack Horseman, Season 5

"I made him more vulnerable and that made him more likeable. And that made for a better TV show. But if is just a...

Escaping Spectre: Daniel Craig’s swansong

Despite not having the consistency of Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible series or the anarchic freedom of the Kingsman movies, James Bond remains king of...

First Time: Lord of the Rings

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t obsessed with fiction. A significantly large portion of my childhood was spent being introduced by my parents to...

What does diversity mean to comedy?

Ultimately, diversity is an essential element in all walks of life. In government, CEOs of corporations, lawyers, in music, and even in comedy. Everyone...
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Hunny, Tea and CG

Since the release of The Jungle Book in 2016, there seems to have been non-stop Walt Disney Studios live-action and CGI remakes, whether that’s...

What Links The Three Colours?

I arrived at the Three Colours Trilogy late. For years it had adorned my watchlist and been the gaping hole in my small smug cabinet...

Love Island and The Year of the Sex Olympics: A discussion...

In a recent episode of Love Island, there was a single striking question. It came impromptu, in a fit of frustration, from contestant Ellie,...

Roseanne Barr(ed) – on conservative sitcom families

Sitcom audiences often think that their favourite shows must exist in a binary, perhaps a result of America’s almost humorously centrist perspectives. Hence, Roseanne...

American Americans

America is not a nation known for its subtlety, so it’s hardly surprising that there’s an extensive list of films announcing their Americanness: American...