Neglected Netflix: Community

Community might just be my favourite sitcom of all time. Fuelled by the singular voice of creator Dan Harmon, Community barrels between the self-referentially silly and the character driven serious, and at its best achieves moments of the sublime when it combines the two to create something bordering on the philosophically profound within its own […]

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Is Netflix Destroying Our Culture?

Netflix. It’s impossible not to be familiar with the term by now, whether because you have indulged in the practice or your newsfeed was spammed with the famous Netflix and Chill idiom. Once a DVD subscription based service, it has quickly, and somewhat frighteningly, taken over the internet as the powerhouse media streaming service. Producing […]

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Netflix Round-Up: Jessica Jones

Like many people these days, I’m getting pretty sick of the seemingly unending deluge of superhero movies and TV shows being thrown at our faces. It seems you can’t go five minutes without running into another comic book adaptation a studio’s desperately trying to crowbar into a ‘cinematic universe’, and despite some being perfectly good […]

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Review: Making a Murderer

Good grief, you do not want to stand trial in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, any time soon. For Steven Avery, unfortunately, this is becoming something of a bad habit. His murder trial is the subject of Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos’s 10-hour Netflix documentary series, Making a Murderer. If you pride yourself on keeping relatively abreast […]

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Finalists (and why they scare me)

Finalists have made it. They are the kings and queens of the jungle, expert players in the Oxford game. They are old hands at tutorials; they have faced the dreaded exam season and survived.  Every finalist I have ever met has been disarmingly friendly and perfectly polite. Frankly, I find them terrifying. In my mind […]

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LOVEFiLM vs. Netflix

Despite the ubiquity of film streaming services available across the Atlantic, that specific market has, up until now, failed to transition successfully over into the UK. For recent years, Amazon.com owned LoveFilm has virtually held a monopoly on the UK rental scene. Despite also maintaining a considerable movie streaming presence in the US with their […]

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