Film & TV reviews

Killing Eve: Season 1 by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Some television shows beg to be binged, others are better enjoyed slowly. Killing Eve, painfully for me, is both. As each episode finished, I desperately wanted to hit play on the following one, but …

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Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (DVD) by Lorna Tucker

‘I’m just totally bored talking about this. But you need it, so I’ll tell you.’ So starts Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist, with a discernible friction between camera and subject that ultimately makes …

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Working Class Boy (DVD)

‘Flame Trees’ is my favourite Cold Chisel song. I love its yearning; the way it coils into a melancholy, regretful tone. But for its vocalist, it’s not an easy song to sing. In Working Class Boy, Jim…

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Marina Abramović in Brazil: The Space in Between

For over 40 years, Marina Abramović, the self-anointed ‘grandmother of performance art,’ has used her body to challenge audiences. In Marco Del Fiol’s film, Marina Abramović in Brazil: The Space in B

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Mystery Road

Not all movies can make the jump to television with the ease with which Mystery Road does. When I first saw the 2013 Ivan Sen movie I found myself thinking that it was a perfect tale of culture, conf…

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Norskov: Season 2

It has been two years of waiting to see what has become of the residents of the seaside town called Norskov. The wait has been more than worth it. At the end of Season 1 we saw that Casper had been a…

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Blue Planet II

Seventeen years have passed since the BBC released the original Blue Planet nature documentary. Described as the first-ever comprehensive series on the natural history of the world’s oceans, it was b…

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The Handmaid’s Tale

Hulu’s elegantly produced adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s book of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale has won a slew of awards, including the Golden Globe for Best Television Series and the Emmy for O…

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Ali’s Wedding

I go to the cinema quite regularly, but for some reason I overlooked Ali’s Wedding. I probably wouldn’t have picked it up on DVD either, except that I agreed to do our DVD buyer a favour and write th…

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Kedi

‘Kedi’ is the Turkish word for cat and an ideal title for this documentary by director Ceyda Torun, which focuses on the cats of Istanbul. Thousands of cats roam the city streets; one of the strength…

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