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The Ford On Film Awards 2016: Odds and Ends

We are coming to the end of the Ford On Film Awards 2016. The major film awards have been dished out after Arrival took home the prize for Best Scene. Now, all we have time for are the odds and ends, including Best Television Series, Best Television Episode, and Worst Film, among a few others. …

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Black Mirror Season 3 Episode 6: Hated In The Nation review

With the final episode of Black Mirror’s third season comes a feature-length police procedural that ranks as Charlie Brooker’s most ambitious script to date. At 90 minutes, Hated in the Nation has plenty of time to cover some of the prevailing issues of today; online shaming, clickbait journalism, drone surveillance, and, bizarrely, the plight of …

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Black Mirror Season 3 Episode 5: Men Against Fire review

One of the great modern satirists, Charlie Brooker nevertheless loses his way in his commentary on dictatorship, brainwashing, and the dehumanisation of refugees. Men Against Fire is Black Mirror’s attempt at a war film, fitting battlefield thrills into its typically dystopian, ‘technology-gone-wrong’ future. Sadly, neither element really works until the final few minutes.

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Black Mirror Season 3 Episode 4: San Junipero review

Black Mirror is many things, but romantic is rarely one of them. Every exploration of love the show has attempted have ended in heartbreak and suffering. The Entire History of You showed how paranoia can bring down a relationship. Be Right Back focused on a grieving widow learning that no amount of replicating could ever replace the real …

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Black Mirror Season 3 Episode 3: Shut Up and Dance review

Even in a show which has forced the PM to have sex with a pig, tortured a criminal with an elaborate theme park, and trapped a digital clone in a cabin for millions of years, Shut Up and Dance is the cruellest, most harrowing episode of Black Mirror yet. A sinister mystery plot fulled by online …

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Black Mirror Season 3 Episode 2: Playtest review

Black Mirror has flirted with the horror genre before, but not even White Bear was a full on assault on the senses like Playtest is. A terrifying mix of creepy locations, jump scares, and disorientating storytelling, the episode is so effectively scary that it takes a while to realise how completely ludicrous it is.

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Black Mirror Season 3 Episode 1: Nosedive review

With the third season of Charlie Brooker’s sci-fi anthology Black Mirror comes a move to Netflix and a significantly boosted budget, instantly noticeable in the first episode. Directed by BAFTA-nominated Joe Wright (Atonement) and starring Hollywood star Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), the US-set Nosedive kicks things off with an extended running time and a …

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Ranked: Black Mirror Episodes

With the exciting return of Black Mirror on Netflix this Friday, here’s a handy ranking of every episode so far: 7. The Waldo Moment The worst episode of the series by far. While the premise (a satirical cartoon bear runs for by-election and finds the joke spiralling out of control) has potential, Brooker fails to find …

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5 Best Bojack Horseman Episodes

It’s been a few weeks since the release of the third season of Bojack Horseman, and for those who still haven’t caught up , you’re missing one of 2016’s television highlights. For three seasons, Bojack Horseman has been mixing brilliant visuals and sharp jokes with some of the bleakest, most challenging material ever found in an …

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Why Orange is The New Black Season 4 is the best yet

Unlike the majority of Netflix viewers, I’ve never considered Orange Is The New Black to be among the top tier of television. While the first three series were very entertaining, the show never felt dramatic or consequential enough to be considered a must-watch, despite sharp scripts and a wonderful cast. However, that all changes with …

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