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100-Word Review: “Black Mirror – The Entire History Of You”

The first two episodes too often placed concept over character, but “The Entire History Of You” is a pitch perfect rendering of a world where every memory is stored and replayed ad nauseum. Told through the eyes of an increasingly … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: “Black Mirror – 15 Million Merits”

The first ep strayed into soapboxery, the second’s planted itself there. Granted, the story of a future where people spend their lives building points to enter reality competitions is going to be somewhat alien. But as protagonist Bing stood in … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: “Black Mirror – The National Anthem”

A punchline, really. Terrorists kidnap the fictional Princess Susannah (the “Facebook Princess”) and vow to execute her unless the Prime Minister fucks a pig on television. But the opener of Black Mirror – Charlie Brooker’s three-part commentary on technology – … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: “The Arbor”

A gem my housemate at Spooool stumbled upon, The Arbor unravels the working class English life and death of Andrea Dunbar. Dunbar’s rise to something of a kitchen sink troubadour for a lost generation – and her subsequent fall into … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: “Dying City” at Toronto Free Gallery

How do you love someone when it hurts, when it’s too difficult, and when you don’t know how? Dying City – the story of war widow Kelly’s (Lesley Faulkner) interactions with her husband before he leaves, and his twin a … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: “The Tillman Story”

Pat Tillman was one of the most hallowed names in post-9/11 US warfare – a former football star downed by an Afghani insurgent. However Tillman’s story was not one of heroism, but of military propaganda, and what was actually a … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Ingrid Michaelson

Dear Ingrid, I wish to express my heartfelt thanks for your contribution to my body of work to date, ever since I was introduced to your music a few years ago. I know it’s much more standard to thank one’s … Continue reading

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