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Judas and the Black Messiah

Yesterday Viv and I went and saw Judas and the Black Messiah, at long last. It’s about the Black Panthers’ Fred Hampton and the FBI’s COINTELPRO, and was pretty good (Viv liked it even more than me).

I think I’d’ve liked more focus on Hampton and the other genuine Black Panthers and less on the rat (William O’Neal), but it still did well showing Hampton’s vision …

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Sometimes I feel like the only millennial who hasn’t just mainlined every episode of The Simpsons. I mean, sure I’ve seen dozens of episodes in my life… but this encylopaedic knowledge that some people (including Viv) seem to have? I can’t imagine.

In fact, actually, probably our best experience watching TV during our time in Mexico was when we found The Simpsons on. I could understand the Spanish, and Viv could understand because he’s memorised seemingly every line of dialogue in the whole show. Fun times 😆

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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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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