In a world of spin, propaganda and outright lies, Fox News seems like a counter-intuitive choice for a fact-based drama: Bombshell (2020) Review

In a world of spin, propaganda and outright lies, Fox News may seem like a counter-intuitive choice for a fact-based drama but facts there are in this frustratingly superficial look under the rock of America’s foremost right-wing rhetoric factory. The film charts the eventual fall from…well, not grace exactly…in any event, it charts the fall…

Wild Wild Country (2018) Series Review

The Netflix production line of comprehensive documentaries on fascinating stories continues with this six-part study of Rajneeshpuram and its expansion from an obscure Indian following to a world-wide “cult”. What the Duplass Brothers (“Togetherness”, “Animals”, “Safety Not Guaranteed”) have produced is an encyclopaedic study of the ‘religion’ and its origins, its polarising leader Bhagwan Shree…

The One I Love (2015) Review

Available now in the UK on Netflix, quirky indie sci-fi romantic drama “The One I Love” is a difficult film to describe without giving away any of its surprises. Ethan (Mark Duplass) and Sophie (Elisabeth Moss) are struggling with a marriage on the brink of collapse when their therapist suggests an unusual course of action. He…

Safety Not Guaranteed (2013) Review

In the September 1997 issue of Backwoods Home magazine, a publication aimed at rural California, a mysterious classified ad appeared in the ‘Wanted’ section: Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. P.O. Box XXXX. You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed….