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  • Shock Corridor

    Shock Corridor

    ★★★½

    Journalism is a truly wonderful experience. Not just to consume the great, Pulitzer winning works of our time and before it, but to get knee-deep in a rewarding strand of writing. Investigative journalism, clearly, isn’t something I get round to doing often. I’m in the business of selling opinions, portraying them as insightful conversations, and spinning the occasional feature. Never escaping my comfort zone of knocking the arts and everyone hard at work within, Shock Corridor gives me a taste…

  • Hillbilly Elegy

    Hillbilly Elegy

    With such a charming cast under its belt, Hillbilly Elegy has the star power to lure audiences into its story of three generations worth of reflection, respect, and reserved feelings. There is a clear warning sign attached to this piece though, and no, it’s not just because it’s marketed as a Netflix original. That does play a huge part of my initial hesitance to watch this. More important than that though is Ron Howard basks in the glory of the…

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  • TFW No GF

    TFW No GF

    ½

    It’s hard to feel bad for the subjects within TFW No GF because of the degeneracy they not only represent but also because of how poorly the documentary is strung together. I’ve written nicer opening lines than that, but to be quite honest, that’s the nicest thing I can write about this awful entry into the latest SXSW film festival, which moved online to Amazon Prime recently. Finally, a documentary on incels, 4chan and how this culture breeds hate and…

  • Lovers Rock

    Lovers Rock

    ★★★★½

    I was rather hesitant to label Small Axe a television series considering Mangrove clocked in at a stark, feature-length running time. But Lovers Rock, the second instalment in Steve McQueen’s five-episode set, is more akin to a television format. A concise, hour-long piece marks the second instalment of McQueen’s collaboration with the BBC. With its name clamouring for a link with an era of music that revolutionised and regaled us with some of the best tracks of the 20th century,…