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Binge watching: Hemlock Grove

I had heard of Hemlock Grove some time ago, recommended to me for the weird mystery and excellent werewolf transformations. Since then, I’ve had it recommended to me several times over. So I found it particularly interesting that after a ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: Twelve Monkeys

Terry Gilliam has a gift for creating visually stunning yet disturbing films. Among them is cult favourite science fiction thriller Twelve Monkeys (1995). Based on a 1962 French short film, La Jetée, it is now being completely ‘reimagined’ as a ...

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Binge watching: The Mindy Project

I love a good sitcom. Unfortunately, as the years have gone by, too many sitcoms rest on tired jokes and tropes without bothering to say anything interesting about the amusing situations that naturally crop up in everyday life. And to ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: Short Circuit

Perhaps it is just my age, but the 80s always feel like it was a great time to be a kid. The kids films back then are still enjoyable today with their synth-heavy soundtracks, camp effects, and appealingly sweet and ...

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Binge watching: Wonderfalls (2004)

There is a timeless irreverent quality to Brian Fuller’s Wonderfalls. The series hits all the right notes, making us feel and wonder in equal measure, with eccentric and relatable characters suffering a number of real problems. Sadly, the series was ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: Equilibrium

‘…The disease is human emotion.’ Walking out of The Giver on the weekend, my partner asked me if I had ever seen Equilibrium, ‘it’s just like The Giver – sort of – but has added kung fu with guns.’ Well, ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: That 70’s Show

I have been feeling nostalgic about a show that is, in itself, nostalgic: That 70’s Show. In 1998, TV audiences were sent back in time – before they knew that Darth Vader was Luke’s father, CDs, mobile phones, and the ...

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