The Highs and Lows of Orange is the New Black‘s Experimental Fifth Season

Orange is the New Black‘s fourth season featured one of the most emotional climaxes of the year and the good news is that the new season doesn’t simply return to the status quo as though nothing happened and instead picks up immediately where the previous cliffhanger left off. But what follows is a season that I can’t quite decide how I feel about.…
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Please Like Me‘s Finale is Painfully Raw But Kind Of Perfect

Last month, Josh Thomas confirmed that the recently aired Season 4 would be the final outing for Australian comedy Please Like Me, which Thomas both wrote and starred in. I only discovered the show last week and it took me only a week to finish. Similar to shows like You’re the Worst and Bojack Horseman, Please Like Me managed to be both hilarious as well as a devastating drama.…
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Orphan Black Returns To Where It All Began

After too long away, Orphan Black returned to our screens last night and treated us to an extended look into one of the show’s most unexplored and yet most important characters. ‘The Collapse of Nature’ gave us a whole episode dedicated to Beth Childs, the clone who started it all and another fantastic showcasing of star Tatiana Maslany’s immense talent.…
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Rain Man (1988)

Barry Levinson’s Rain Man is an oddity. Especially when compared to the rest of the Best Picture winners of the 1980s. It is not a grandiose historical epic akin to Gandhi, The Last Emperor or Amadeus, nor a weepy similar to Terms of Endearment or Ordinary People. While it is obviously deals with sensitive subject matter, it is nowhere near as limp as Driving Miss Daisy.…
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Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Sherlock and John become the Holmes and Watson of the classic Conan Doyle stories. Written as a special one-off to ease the wait between Series 3 and 4 (for that we can blame the continuing success of Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch, those talented bastards), ‘The Abominable Bride’ is a very tongue-in-cheek and meta exploration of Sherlock Holmes, both as a character and as a story.…
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