Tag: HBO

#BLM, Film, Venue

Righting our Wrongs

Films can be a great educational tool, but how do we use them to educate without continuing to give offensive media a platform? HBO Max sparked a conversation when they removed Gone with the Wind from their streaming services because of its highly problematic representation of themes including slavery. While many people agree this is…

Fashion

All that glitters in HBO’s Euphoria

HBO’s breakout show Euphoria had everybody hooked over summer. Not only have the characters and their stories stayed with us, but so has the fashion and makeup. The makeup on the show, created by Donni Davy, isn’t just part of a costume, it is key in visualising character development and can most clearly be seen…

TV

Leaving Neverland

The world is in a state of shock, anger, and confusion once again after the release of a new documentary about Michael Jackson’s sexual abuse allegations. It has been hard to escape the controversy of the Leaving Neverland documentary, which explores the sexual abuse of Wade Robson and James Safechuck. Directed by Dan Reed and…

TV

Diamonds in the rough – TV’s hidden gems

We’re in the golden age of television and as viewers we are absolutely spoilt for choice, but with Netflix homogenising what we see, it becomes easy for some of the best shows to slip under the radar. Here are some of the strongest series we’ve seen in recent years that you’ve probably never heard of;…

Film

Nightflyers – outdated and laughably clichéd

The new Netflix series, Nightflyers, an adaption of George R.R. Martin’s novella by the same name, is not worth its cost in time. If the series offered some of the elements that we know Martin to be good at, such as world and character building, the story would have a certain credibility, however it is…

TV

True Detective Season 3 initial review

The third season of HBO’s crime anthology series True Detective bears a lot of weight on its shoulders. The show’s memorable first season, starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, was a stellar southern gothic story that delved into morality and the nature of good and evil. Meanwhile the second season, with a bigger big-name cast…

TV

The ones to watch in 2019

2019 looks set to be a big year for some of our favourite returning shows and for some fresh, new ones for us to indulge in. Perhaps the big one this year is the final season of Game of Thrones; season eight is scheduled to have a smaller episode count (only six) but some of…

OldVenue, TV

Review: Penny Dreadful

Are you ready for a Van-Helsing-esque thriller like none other? Welcome to the world of Penny Dreadful. Full of intrigue, it certainly hooks its audience from the outset, with incredibly complex, mysterious characters, and opening credit music that would rouse butterflies of excitement in the most indifferent of viewers. Vanessa Ives (Eva Green, 300: Rise…

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