It’s been radio silence for a while, what with university exams and what not, but it’s difficult to ignore what is going on in the world. With Coronavirus, it didn’t seem like the world could get more crazy, but it has. The murder of George Floyd sparked a global movement that has hardly been precedented in the modern world. We are truly living through history, … Continue reading The Politics of Film
At the request of Damian, this is a guide for parents or older siblings who are wondering what they should put on TV for their kids to keep them entertained, and maybe even help them learn something. Don’t get me wrong, everyone loves a Will Ferrell movie, but once you’re watching Daddy’s Home followed by Get Hard, it’s easy for parents to get bored. So … Continue reading How to Entertain Your Kids During Lockdown
There’s been a few things I’ve watched recently that have brought this subject to the forefront of my mind. I finally watched Afterlife and Sex Education on Netflix (which were both excellent, particularly Afterlife), and I’ve also rewatched Logan Lucky, seen Marriage Story and listened to the Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood episode about Moonlight. And I would argue that central to all of … Continue reading Modern Masculinity in Cinema and TV
Going back to one of my very first articles, I said that ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ was probably my favourite TV show ever. I’ve watched a lot of great, critically acclaimed TV, but ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ is just my favourite. So this week has been a rollercoaster, as a few days ago it was announced that it had been cancelled due to low ratings, before NBC picked it … Continue reading Modern Day Sitcoms: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
EVERYONE is talking about BBC show ‘Peaky Blinders. Set in 1920s Birmingham, Steven Knight blends history with drama in a gripping period piece about the murderous Peaky Blinders and the man who leads them – Tommy Shelby. I’m a big fan of BBC television, particularly the way they tend to handle crime dramas. ‘Sherlock’ was spectactular (for the first 3 seasons), ‘Luther’ is one of … Continue reading Why everyone is talking about ‘Peaky Blinders?
After writing about my favourite films, the natural next place to go is my favourite TV shows. I watch a LOT of TV, probably far too much. I’m actually writing this as I watch the newest season of Homeland on another window of my laptop. I also become obsessed about shows once I get into them; watching new episodes as soon as I can find … Continue reading My Favourite TV Shows