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March 19, 2018

Netflix’s Big Mouth is hilarious, challenging, vile, and charming, all at the same time. The 10-episode animated series, featuring an all-star voice cast, focuses in on the most demanding and confronting years in an adolescent’s life, displaying to the fullest extent possible just how challenging puberty can be. With a complete lack of filter and […]

March 12, 2018

Who knew one long dick joke could be so satisfying? Coming onto Netflix in the later part of 2017, American Vandal proved to be a surprising success. The show is essentially a true-crime mockumentary, though it takes itself seriously enough for the viewer to buy into the format and story as something real. Two members […]

March 5, 2018

Free from the constraints of ad revenue and network executives, cable television, through a subscription-based and commercial-free avenue, brought a new type of long-form storytelling, which elevated television to a position alongside film — no longer its tackier younger sibling. Unlike network television which generally earns its revenue from the commercials that feature in between […]

February 26, 2018

4.5/5 stars Ranking among Black Mirror’s best, “USS Callister” provides viewers with a homage to classic Star Trek and the subversion of a once plausible hero. Spoilers ahead. Overacting and painfully overt grins dominate the opening of “Callister”, establishing an unsettling tone which remains strong throughout the episode. Featuring a crew of colourful space officers, […]