Culture Film & TV

Lights, Camera, But Definitely No Action: Sex On Screen and Covid-19

Curtains have been closed, concession stands bare, for many months. The arts industries have suffered more than many, performing arts in particular, mostly in light of how easily an infectious disease could proliferate in an enclosed space full of people sitting shoulder to shoulder. Concerns now seem to have, well, spread deeper into the industrial Read More…

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Euphoria & Pain: How Michaela Coel is challenging the limits of modern storytelling

CW: Reference to rape, drug use and sexual assault. “I’ve gone underneath, underneath into the darkness and that darkness is now in me, looking at you” Narratives of trauma throughout all mediums often end up creating scenarios where assault exists as a function of the plot, enabling characters to either grow or be destroyed by Read More…

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Spacetime Paradoxes and German Philosophy: A Review of Dark

For many people, myself included, Dark was initially written off as a knock-off of Stranger Things. And it’s true that its premise of ‘kid vanishes in a small town where things are not as they seem’ was remarkably similar. Two and a half years on from the release of the first season, the show has amassed a growing Read More…

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Disney+: An Unlikely Coronavirus Saviour?

As Julia Hobsbawm recently wrote in a British GQ article, “it is in simplicity we will find some kind of security as this crisis rages on”, detailing the ways the pandemic has forced us to unite by simpler, basic impulses and recognise the unnecessary complexities of pre-pandemic life. Of course there are people who want Read More…