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ELECTRIC DREAMS Channel 4 (available on 4OD) Everyone knows Philip K. Dick. Even if you think you don’t, you do.  His haunting dystopian tales have been translated into films and television shows, including Blade Runner, Total Recall and The Man in the High Castle. Quite some pedigree. So it’s perhaps surprising that it’s taken till now […]

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1922 Netflix (available on Netflix) 1922 follows Wilfred James (an excellent Thomas Jane) who murders his wife and is dealing with the psychological effects. Though slow-moving at first, the unsettling atmosphere and growing tension forces you to keep watching. With some gory scenes and a couple of jump scares, this is a creepy watch and if […]

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RED OAKS Amazon Studios (available on Amazon Prime) Craig Roberts plays David Myers in this Amazon Original Series. Red Oaks is a coming-of-age comedy set in the 80s; Myers finds himself at a crossroads as all students do at some point. With pressure from his father to go into accounting, stock markets etc. clashing with his […]

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  DRUNK HISTORY Comedy Central (available on Now TV) Inspired by the award-winning online series, Drunk History’s forays onto television have been every bit as funny as the original – if just a little bit more tame. Every week, a few guests are interviewed about their favourite historical characters. They’ve also been drinking all day. […]

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THE BROOD CFDC (available on Google Play) In David Cronenberg’s engaging mix of custody drama and body horror, the narrative focuses on estranged couple Frank and Nola, Nola’s continuing therapy, and the murders happening around them. The formal elements are a mixed bag, with an uninteresting everyman protagonist, but intense supporting performances, and sharp, layered […]

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE MGM Television (available on All 4) Adapted from Margaret Atwood’s novel, The Handmaid’s Tale depicts life in a patriarchal, dystopian society. Within the established regime women have no rights, and as such, are required into restrictive, abusive roles. Offred (a wonderful Elizabeth Moss), as a handmaid, is sent to live with the commander […]

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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Lucasfilm Ltd. (available on Google Play) The first of the planned standalone Star Wars films, Rogue One tells the story of how the rebels stole the schematics for the Death Star to allow them to destroy it… and to provide an answer as to why it was built with such a […]

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RICK AND MORTY AdultSwim (available on AdultSwim.com) How did you spend April Fool’s Day? Cling filming a toilet seat? Placing fake vomit on the carpet? Well if you’re Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland you released the brand-new episode of Rick and Morty, The Rickshank Redemption and aired it on a continuous loop for the day. The […]

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RUBBER Canal+ (available on Amazon Prime) Robert is a murderous car tyre. With aesthetically pleasing Hannibal-like camera shots, and satirically funny character lines, this movie looks like it should be an indie masterpiece. One main character, Lieutenant Chad, explains to the audience the ideas behind ‘no reason’, and then precedes to do not-quite-random actions. ‘No […]