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The eerie times in Netflix’s Rebecca

November 11, 2020

The movie takes many twists and turns of its own and shows a lot more depth than you originally think. It tells a strong story of a woman so in love that nothing can break her.

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No souls in the cinema for Soul

October 28, 2020

The fact that Disney keeps releasing movies meant for theatrical release on their streaming platform, shows that they aren’t committed to the theatrical release model

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The Trial of Aaron Sorkin’s latest movie

October 28, 2020

Sorkin can get away with his rose-tinted view of American politics with his acclaimed television show The West Wing, however, doing this with an important event of 1960s counterculture feels at best misguided and at worst a cynical reframing of huge figures in the anti-war movement’s motivations and manifestos.

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David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

October 28, 2020

Attenborough’s latest venture “A Life on Our Planet” functions as a sort of cautionary tale, but rather than it being old folklore – it’s happening right in front of our eyes, which is a far scarier narrative

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The casting bias in Hollywood

October 14, 2020

Famous alliances within the film industry beg the question, are characters written to fit a specific actor, or do these actors authentically suit the role?

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Hamilton musical premieres on Disney+

July 21, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ aired on Disney+ this month, with the streaming platform removing their free trial deal ahead of the Broadway hits’ premiere.

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Disney+ has arrived in Ireland

April 13, 2020

Amongst many people, there is a strong sense of nostalgia associated with Disney. Scores of forgotten gems reappear whilst scrolling aimlessly

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Netflix shows we lost to the algorithm

March 16, 2020

Netflix algorithms have the miraculous ability to predict what we want to watch. Re-occurring themes in what we choose to watch has a ripple effect on what the streaming service will then recommend. And for the most part, they get it right.