Television Review

A chronicle of four friends during a decade in which everything changed, including the rise of AIDS.

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Film Review

Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time… ever.

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Television Review

A former teenage pop star and actress is forced to deal with a leak of compromising photos of her onto the internet.

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Steve (Anthony Mackie) and Dennis (Jamie Dornan) are two New Orleans ambulance paramedics and close friends. Dennis, a father of two, envies Steve’s bachelor life and one-night stands. Steve envies Dennis’ settled home life (and his underused wife played by Kate Aselton), despite Dennis’ late-night complaints of feeling trapped.

Their late-night shifts, usually filled with victims of violence, overdoses and drugs dens, soon turn gruesome. The camera weaves through run down homes, following the paramedics through dank sets, filled with drug paraphernalia and lifeless bodies. Victims start popping up across the city with unusual wounds that include being attacked by…


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Michael Ealy ( Think Like a Man, The Intruder) plays Derrick, a man who seemingly has it all. He’s a successful self-made sports agent at the top of his career with a show home in the Hollywood Hills, sharply tailored suits and a fancy office.

On a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate a bachelor party with his friend Rafe (Mike Colter), the married Derrick has a one-night stand with Val (Hilary Swank). She’s a thinly written seductress, sat at the bar in a little black dress waiting on her prey. Then follows a night of passionless, unsexy and unconvincingly…


Retrospective Film Review

Three female detectives with a mysterious boss retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.

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Film Review

An ageing gay couple travel across England in their old RV to visit places and people from their past, after one of them was diagnosed with dementia.

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At her beachside Connecticut home, Lily (Susan Sarandon) and her husband Paul (Sam Neill) have invited their adult daughters Jennifer (Kate Winslet) and Anna (Mia Wasikowska) plus their partners. Diagnosed with ALS, Lily decides to end her life before she becomes imprisoned in her own body.

Blackbird starts from a place of humour. Like Other People or Funny People, laughs can be found in the tragic. The whole family gather in this gorgeous home to share the last few days with her mother before she commits suicide. Lily appears to be in control of her faculties, except her unresponsive left…


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We first meet Jane ( St Maud’s Morfydd Clark) in a flashback. She is being stood up at the altar on her wedding day. This appears to be the triggering event that starts her lifelong struggle with paranoid schizophrenia.

In the present day, Jane (now played by Sally Hawkins) is trying to navigate her life with the help of medication and a somewhat eccentric family. Her overbearing mother (Penelope Wilton), submissive father (Robert Pugh), older sister Alice (Alice Lowe) and younger sister Nicola (Billie Piper) try their best to look out for her. Her determination to be independent from her…

Amelia Nancy Harvey

A Bournemouth based freelance writer who specializes in film, culture, lifestyle and LBGTQ writing. A former bookseller, EFL coordinator and copywriter.

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