Posts categorised ‘Film and TV’

Promising Young Woman at the Astor

Last night Viv and I went to the Astor to see Promising Young Woman, starring Carey Mulligan (actually it was a double-header with the 1944 film Gaslight, but Viv was too tired and we went home). It’s a black comedy thriller film, revolving around the themes of “rape culture” and the drive for revenge. And it’s so good!! Mulligan’s performance as Cassie Thomas is brilliant, the pace is snappy, and the tension and humour are on-point.

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Bookmarked “Judas and the Black Messiah Actually Does Fred Hampton Justice”

Original post found at: https://jacobinmag.com/2021/02/judas-black-messiah-fred-hampton-film-review/

At last, a movie comes out that I really want to watch!

Killing Eve, S3

Last night Viv and I finally finished all the episodes out so far of Killing Eve (yes, we were sleeping on it for a while). Overall I have to say, what a brilliant show, from the raging chemistry of the leads to the other stellar performances to the cinematography to Jodie Comer’s ridiculous talent with accents to the 10/10 banger of a soundtrack (the bulk of which is by a single band called …

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