Online Screen Editor Jacob Heayes finds Late Night to be a disappointingly derivative journey into talk-show production.
Online Screen Editor Jacob Heayes is equally bewildered and entertained by Daniel Scheinert’s latest black comedy.
Online Screen Editor Jacob Heayes finds Lulu Wang’s latest film a touching and elegant work.
Online Screen Editor Jacob Heayes is enamoured by the anarchic charms of Olivia Wilde’s coming-of-age film.
I began watching Dead to Me on Netflix on Saturday night and despite the fact I had an exam on the Tuesday afternoon, I had finished it by Sunday morning. The balance achieved between the very real and traumatic loss of Jen’s husband, Nick, and the easy watching aspects of the series that Netflix was trying to […]
If you were to read the opening paragraph of my personal statement – something which I would not recommend – you would come across something a bit like this: “I have always loved P.G. Wodehouse, and no matter how many times I read his novels, I find an unadulterated joy in his prose”. It’s pretty […]
I’ll admit, having not seen a university comedy performance before, I entered the M&D room with trepidation. Thankfully, after the first handful of sketches, I relaxed, settled into my seat, and chuckled away for the remainder. The show opened with a framing device: five people meet in a cave for, let’s say, a meeting of […]
Ultimately, diversity is an essential element in all walks of life. In government, CEOs of corporations, lawyers, in music, and even in comedy. Everyone deserves to be able to have someone to relate to, and generally have representation. However, what is possibly more important is how this is carried out. A lot of the time […]
Oliver Parker’s Swimming with Men follows Eric Scott, played by Rob Brydon, as he navigates a mid-life crisis. Eric feels lost and consequently seeks new meaning in his life which, until encountering some middle-aged men doing synchronised swimming – who rescue him from the bottom of the pool, like saviours – lacked fulfilment. Deciding to […]
Certain associations are damaged with overuse. School, awkward teens, the nuances of young social lives – perhaps it’s all been done before. But then comes Eighth Grade, breezily making those tired tropes new again. The hook is in the bracing modernity of the piece; the young teenage world it portrays happens right now, allowing genuine […]