Tag: Black Mirror

Gaming

Bandersnatch: film’s attempt to capture the madness of gaming narrative

Charlie Brooker’s latest addition to the Black Mirror anthology series went down a storm with viewers across the UK last December, remaining well-recommended well into the New Year for its disturbing themes of freedom of choice and the interactive choice-driven narrative. Though the film faced its fair share of negative criticism, with some claiming that, while…

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You Choose – Bandersnatch Review

Is this 80s period piece a step into the future for Netflix? Charlie Brooker’s latest feature-length episode from the anthology series Black Mirror places power and sanity in the hands of the viewer. Within the first couple of minutes you’re asked to make decisions on what you have for breakfast and the music you listen…

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Rise of the anthology

An anthology series, which tells a different story in each episode or season, is certainly not a new concept to television. Even in the 1950s this form proved popular: The Twilight Zone is perhaps the most famous and influential example, and its popularity has seen it undergo multiple revival attempts, for better or for worse….

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No reflection from a…

Created by the brilliantly inventive polemicist Charlie Brooker, the anthology show Black Mirror has returned to Netflix for a fourth series. Retaining its theme of cautionary tales regarding the development of technology, the new batch of episodes includes some of the strongest in the history of the show, but is not without some unfortunate missteps….

OldVenue, TV

Venue’s Guide to Christmas Television

It’s Christmas evening. You’ve opened all of your presents. You’ve stuffed your face with turkey, potatoes, and pudding, and had a few too many glasses of Bucks Fizz. You’ve had several awkward conversations with elderly relatives and the obligatory Christmas phone calls to relatives you never see (reminding you exactly why you never see them.)…

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