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Sexiest Non-Sex Scenes on Screen

What’s not to like about sexy, non-sex scenes? An unsung hero, they’re spicy enough to have you on the edge of your seat and carry a lower risk of a parent making an excruciating comment than the classic sex scene. From period dramas to comic book films, here are six of the sexiest non-sex scenes where the tension was through the roof. Continue reading Sexiest Non-Sex Scenes on Screen

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Politics on Screen: The Trial of Christine Keeler

When I read in the Radio Times that the Profumo Affair was to be televised into a six-part BBC drama I must admit that I was underwhelmed. Although British screenwriters work wonders with recreating events of the past, with series such as The Crown and A Very English Scandal enthralling their audiences, it all seems to be a tad overdone. However, when The Trial of Christine Keeler came to its conclusion last week, the series brought to light the timelessness of political scandal, and its prevalence in the 2020 contemporary media. Continue reading Politics on Screen: The Trial of Christine Keeler

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Politics on Screen: 1917

War has always been a popular subject on screen, with the First and Second World Wars finding themselves the focus of countless movies over the years. Dunkirk, War Horse, Schindler’s List, All Quiet on the Western Front, Saving Private Ryan … the list goes on. Now1917 joins the club, a thoughtful and immersive film that director Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) co-wrote, inspired by his grandfather’s stories of the First World War. It follows two young lance corporals in the British army, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman, aka Tommen from Game of Thrones), who are given the impossible task of delivering a message across no man’s land to call off an impending attack. If they fail, thousands of soldiers, including Blake’s older brother, will die. Continue reading Politics on Screen: 1917

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Review: You S2

Hello, you. If you are reading this you, like me, probably managed to binge through all of the addictive You season two in under 24 hours. If you haven’t watched it, I would suggest you stop reading now before I reveal the skeletons in its cupboard. Having only been released just over a month ago, this brand-new series has stalked its way into the hearts and unsettled the minds of its viewers. Continue reading Review: You S2

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Saying Goodbye to BoJack Horseman

There are many ways to discuss the legacy of BoJack Horseman. One could talk about how it introduced a whole new era of adult-orientated animation, or how its shift to a darker tone after the first six episodes utilised the new form of binge watching created by the rise of Netflix original content. There are many metrics and viewing figures to explain the impact of BoJack Horseman, but what can’t be directly measured is the impact the stories it has told have had on people’s lives. Continue reading Saying Goodbye to BoJack Horseman

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Review: Jojo Rabbit

My first exposure to Taika Waititi’s latest comedy was during the trailers at the cinema whilst waiting to watch Knives Out, and I distinctly remember feeling… uncomfortable. There’s only so much comedy, perhaps, that one can derive from Nazi jokes in the Twenty-First Century. However, despite feeling initially unsettled by hearing a tiny child utter the phrase “it’s definitely not a good time to be a Nazi” upon hearing of the Allies’ victories, I did find myself intrigued; I hungered to see whether or not watching Waititi prancing around in a Hitler costume with Rebel Wilson really was as amusing as he seemed to make it out to be. Continue reading Review: Jojo Rabbit