Tag: Netflix

Film

The death of DVD

In the last decade society has shifted from having DVD’s lining the shelves of TV cabinets and bookcases, to streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime dominating the film and television industry.  DVDs were a phenomenon when they were first invented and changed the shape of both the television and film industries. Unlike CD’s, the…

Fashion

Eating disorders

In a modern woman’s world there are many things that can cause low self-esteem. Social media is present in most young women’s lives and often represents their image in a public space. Although it is good to be able to have such an online presence, the pressure of maintaining a certain weight can be very…

Global

Making a Murderer… Season 3?

Wisconsin’s Court of Appeals has granted a new trial to Steven Avery, star of Netflix’s Making a Murderer. He is currently serving a life sentence for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach, which he denies. Avery’s lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, based the appeal on new evidence relating to alleged mishandling of evidence. Halbach’s bone fragments, found…

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…

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;…

TV

The philosophy of… A Series of Unfortunate Events

Netflix’s adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events has something to teach all of us, regardless of whether we are adults or children. The show explores issues such as morality, the importance of education and family, and the oft-forgotten trials that children face. The story centres around the three Baudelaire orphans, Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus…

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Nightflyers – outdated and laughably clichéd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…

Fashion

Jameela Jamil shames Avon for dimples advert

‘Dimples are cute on your face (not on your thighs)’. This was the thoughtless and, frankly, unbelievable slogan used by beauty company Avon in their most recent marketing campaign. Unsurprisingly, it received instantaneous backlash, most notably from former UK television and radio presenter and current star of Netflix’s The Good Place, Jameela Jamil. As well…

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