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The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 104 – The Diary of Ochibi The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 104 – The Diary of Ochibi

We are continuing our current examination of anime films,... 

Northern Ireland in movies, Part 2: IRA blockbusters Northern Ireland in movies, Part 2: IRA blockbusters

In contrast to Northern Protestants, there is a wealth of... 

Northern Ireland in movies, Part 1: Protestants on film Northern Ireland in movies, Part 1: Protestants on film

There is a perverse pride of being on the side of the fallen... 

The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 103 – Tales of Earthsea The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 103 – Tales of Earthsea

Again we look at an anime film made by the most famous of... 

Women’s Television Women’s Television

What is women’s television? On the face of it, it is a programme... 

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News

Jeremy Clarkson Vs. The BBC Jeremy Clarkson Vs. The BBC

By now almost everyone has heard the news that the BBC has... 

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Netflix has done it again with a new original series filled... 

Beowulf: The return of Britain’s mythic past Beowulf: The return of Britain’s mythic past

ITV has commissioned thirteen-part drama Beowulf, an epic... 

Stephen Mulhern to host Britain’s Got More Talent again Stephen Mulhern to host Britain’s Got More Talent again

Stephen Mulhern is back as host for another series of ITV2’s... 

Foyle’s War: Final Episode Foyle’s War: Final Episode

The award-winning drama series Foyle’s War, starring Michael... 

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Reviews

The Babadook The Babadook

“See him in your room at night and you won’t sleep a wink”. I bury my head underneath the covers. For the first time in years I find safety in that childhood tactic. I shut my eyes tight for good measure. This is all the fault of The Babadook. I’m now haunted by a pencil sketch of a razor fingered monster, but also by the fevered story of... [Read more of this review]

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The concluding part of The Hobbit culminates in action, drama, and a tying-up of events in order to link them to The Lord of the Rings, in what also appears to be Peter Jackson’s final film set in Middle-Earth. Continuing from The Desolation of Smaug, this film begins with Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and the dwarves lead by increasingly mentally... [Read more of this review]

The Man Who Saved the World The Man Who Saved the World

Nuclear disarmament is a hot topic right now. Although Peter Anthony’s new docufiction film, The Man Who Saved the World won’t be released in UK cinemas until after the election, the timing is still very relevant for British politics. Managing to combine the solemnness of the subject matter with an at times playful and very human approach, Anthony... [Read more of this review]

Ballot Monkeys Ballot Monkeys

If any of the writers of Newzoids are paying attention, THIS is how you write a topical comedy show. Ballot Monkeys is set on the campaign bus for the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats, Labour and UKIP (Green’s once again get overlooked), with prospective MPs and campaign workers trying their best at getting their message to the public. On the... [Read more of this review]

Orange is the New Black – Season 3 Orange is the New Black – Season 3

Netflix have started to drip-drip trailers and sneak peeks of the new season of Orange is the New Black to whet the appetites of sad-sack, loser fans currently trying to stave off withdrawal symptoms by speed-reading Piper Kerman’s memoirs and taking quizzes on Buzzfeed to find out what inmate they are. (Miss Claudette, if you’re interested,... [Read more of this review]

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