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Review: The Haunting of Bly Manor

10th December 2020

This contemporary adaptation of Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw has as many layered characters as spooky notes. Spoilers ahead… “You said it was a ghost story. It isn’t. It’s a love story,” says the bride-to-be at the close of The Haunting of Bly Manor. “Same thing, really,” the narrator rebuts. This closing interaction ...


Review: Dick Johnson is Dead

10th December 2020

Kirstin Johnson’s documentary is a bizarre and profoundly moving meditation on death, grief, and the incomprehensibility of losing a loved one. In Dick Johnson is Dead, documentarian Kirstin Johnson attempts to reconcile herself with the fact that her father is slowly dying…by killing him. Multiple times. Through staging a series of fictionalised “deaths”, reminiscent of ...


What to stream this October

26th October 2020

Some film recommendations from our Film & TV Editor for the spookiest month of the year. It looks like streaming will take the place of guising this Halloween. These horror films are all available on popular streaming services, and will keep things scary in your household on the 31st!  Sisters (1972), Amazon Prime Video An ...


Review: Enola Holmes

6th October 2020

Sherlock Holmes for the Stranger Things generation. Enola Holmes splashes onto our Netflix screens already running — or rather, cycling, in a nod to its lead actor’s most famous role. Millie Bobby Brown’s stylish petticoat-laden protagonist fills us in quickly on her life while she rushes through the picturesque English countryside to meet her idolised ...


The neurotypical gaze in Netflix’s Love on the Spectrum

14th September 2020

Hailie Pentleton questions the underlying messages of Netflix’s Love on the Spectrum, which appears to try to change the cast, rather than embrace their neurodiversity. I was 15 and already in my first “proper” relationship when I received my autism diagnosis. He was supposed to be teaching me maths at the time, an activity that ...