Netflix

caliphate

Netflix’s Caliphate is all too frighteningly plausible

May 14, 2020 4:48 pm

To try to save herself and her baby, Pervin has to spy on her husband’s Isis terror cell

blitz spirit

Is baking and watching Netflix really comparable to being bombed?

May 7, 2020 1:06 pm

It doesn’t take ‘Blitz spirit’ to hunker down at home

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Unorthodox is superbly convincing

April 30, 2020 7:06 pm

The marital relations adviser provides a packet of dildos arranged, like spanners, in ascending size order

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Joe Exotic is an ordinary American

April 16, 2020 11:35 am

He is perhaps a little too fond of drugs and weaponry, but he has also overcome great personal misfortune

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Joe Exotic might be the best gay role model I’ve seen on television

April 11, 2020 11:00 am

His existence throws a wrench in the narrative that the other America is a hateful land where Christians hunt homos for sport

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Taylor Swift is fascinating — but you really wouldn’t want to be her

April 2, 2020 3:25 pm

My tip for maximum pleasure is to avoid the rockumentaries about musicians you are interested in

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Netflix sued for defamation over Central Park Five miniseries

March 18, 2020 4:21 pm

Did the filmmakers’ hunger for retribution outweigh their commitment to tell the truth?

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The refreshing darkness of Netflix’s Locke & Key

March 17, 2020 2:00 pm

The world before woke

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Cats: The Snuff Movie

February 21, 2020 10:15 am

Too many Netflix true-crime documentaries are tiresome and overlong. This one was a lot worse than that

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The Witcher’s hours

January 27, 2020 3:05 pm

Medieval gore for millennial gamers

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Payton’s place

November 24, 2019 9:48 am

Netflix’s The Politician is satire without purpose

crown

The Queen, and indeed the British public, deserve better than The Crown’s lies

November 21, 2019 2:22 pm

Netflix’s popular TV series takes constant liberties with history, as it does with people, and yet it is accepted as fact

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No one else has the weird levels of self-regard shown by people who appear regularly on TV

November 21, 2019 1:54 pm

Contemporary political coverage has a default level of negativity

marriage story

Noah Baumbach delivers a detailed and devastating movie

November 14, 2019 12:57 pm

Marriage Story reviewed

top boy

Top Boy wins the turf war

October 29, 2019 10:39 am

Top Boy reviewed

peaky

Is Peaky Blinders past its peak?

October 3, 2019 4:08 pm

If the cap fits...

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aziz ansari

Aziz Ansari: Right here and wrong now

July 10, 2019 12:30 pm

Why is politically correct comedy so depressing?

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Tristan Priskett reviews: Stranger Things 3

July 10, 2019 11:26 am

Would it not have led to a more meaningful narrative if the ‘monster’ the Russians had brought into being was in fact climate change?

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Black Mirror is broken

June 13, 2019 12:40 pm

It's a Twilight Zone for Millennials

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In Ukraine’s presidential elections, life is imitating Netflix

March 28, 2019 9:34 am

Can Volodymyr Zelensky go from comedy star to the leader of Ukraine?

russian doll

A reincarnation drama worth reliving

February 18, 2019 2:09 pm

Russian Doll reviewed

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What is it about young women and serial killers?

February 11, 2019 10:02 am

On the surface, Ted Bundy was good-looking, normal-behaving and could be disarmingly charming

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FYRE reveals disturbing truths about millennial culture

January 19, 2019 10:58 am

What possible contribution could this generation make to film or literature?