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A wealth of shows, from comedies to sci-fi, have been filmed via video and social media platforms. Alice 404 is one of those films on show at the festival that takes a hard look at our obsessions with social media and how we live our lives through it. The technology is both a way to tell new stories and becomes a part of them as well. … [Read more...] about Science fiction films a ‘projection’ of our coronavirus times
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Still, it is fun. It is amiably hosted by Joel Dommett who plays it straight and doesn’t hog the limelight — admittedly not hard when you are standing next to a yellow duck singing Like A Virgin who may or may not be Alison Hammond off the telly. … [Read more...] about Is it David Beckham screeching as a tree? Either way, it’s a riot: JAN MOIR reviews ITV’s new hit show The Masked Singer