Better Call Saul: Series 4 Ep.1 Examined

Image Credit: Daniel Benavides Warning: Spoilers for Better Call Saul Series three ahead. If there’s one attribute that Better Caul Saul has retained from its excellent predecessor – and there are many – it’s tension. The opening episode of the first season takes us straight back to the black-and-white flash-forward scene with Saul (Bob Odenkirk) […]

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Challenging sexism in Love Island

Image Credit: Sevda (CC0) With Love Island upping its average viewership to 3.3 million this year, as opposed to last year’s 1.1 million, I know I am not alone in obsessing over this most dramatic of TV shows. My viewing ritual is simple but effective, watching the show live whenever possible and on demand otherwise, […]

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Incredibles 2 Review

Image Credit: Flickr – Brickset (CC BY 2.0) After fourteen years, and an intervening thirteen films, including two Toy Story, two Cars, one Finding Nemo and one Monsters Inc. sequel[s], comes perhaps the mostly highly anticipated movie of the year (move over Infinity War!). After this much time, is a sequel to The Incredibles still […]

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Westworld Season 2 Review

Image Credit: Gage Skidmore (cc-by-sa-2.0) If you thought plots were often confusing in the films of Christopher Nolan, then you won’t get any relief from his younger brother. Preferring the small screen, writers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy deliver a patchy return to the futuristic domain of hosts and humans in the second series of […]

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Review: Dining Al Desko

Dining Al Desko leaps forth with a gleeful nihilism, capturing the very worst of office life in the very best of ways. A comically tragic (or tragically comic?) exploration of high-pressure stress in the world of work, it is a production that succeeds in the difficult task of remaining grounded in a bleak reality while […]

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Review: Hereafter

Life meets death meets virtual life in Hereafter, a new play by Chloë Taylor exploring the inhumane and even inhuman treatment of bereavement in the world of work. Eva (Martha Harlan) is grieving her dead husband when she is called in to work and asked by her boss with a sickening faux empathy to be […]

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Review: A Doll’s House

If you haven’t been to the Michael Pilch theatre before, allow me to set the scene. It is a small space, a black box studio and somewhat dimly lit at the best of times. The audience rows go only three rows back; it is the most intimate of performance spaces. It is also a genius […]

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