Tan - focuses on changing the way they dress and making them comfortable in their new wardrobe. Anthony - focuses on relationships with food and creating healthy meals. Karamo - is like the in-house therapist. Bobby - works on the participants home interior. Jonathan Van-ness - works on hair and grooming. … [Read more...] about The 55 best Netflix series to watch right now
Hashmi tells me she feels tentatively hopeful for the future. “I think coronavirus might change people for the better,” she says. “Some of my friends, who weren’t considering working in hospitals and stuff, now look at clap-for-carers and think, we want to do our part and give back.” She believes coronavirus will create a more compassionate, selfless generation of young people. “I think we’re more aware of others now,” Hashmi goes on. “At the start of this, I was just thinking about making myself safe. But seeing the death toll increase, I was thinking about everyone else.” Despite the fact that the lockdown restrictions have been eased, with socially distanced meet-ups for one individual from each household now permitted, Hashmi is in no rush to start socialising. “Most of my friends and I think that it would be safer and better to meet when the lockdown is way, way more relaxed and the death toll has decreased,” … [Read more...] about ‘I’m stuck in limbo’: will the Covid generation of young people face long-term fallout?
The sombre takeaway is that amid this often laugh-out-loud comedy is a reminder that the war against the far right hasn’t been won. As incompetent and ridiculous as the Klan and Duke are in BlacKkKlansman, the ideas they espouse are now – at least in part – influencing the leader of the free world and his inner circle. It is a vindication of Lee, whose constant drum-beat warnings about America’s racist inclinations were critiqued as outmoded under Obama, but now now sound like a sobering case of I Told You So. … [Read more...] about Why BlacKkKlansman should win the best picture Oscar
Not only an ideal early-90s time capsule (high-top Nikes, backwards caps), Hoop Dreams was also an involving and melancholic story of family sacrifice and ambition. Two Chicago teens, Arthur Agee and William Gates, might be among the best basketball players in their neighbourhood – but are they good enough to make it professionally? These are the dreams of the title, though director Steve James never allowed his documentary to be naive or line-toeing, certainly not during a scene in which Spike Lee delivered a brutally cynical speech about the nature of corporatised collegiate basketball. “Nobody cares about you. You’re black... This whole thing is revolving around money!” … [Read more...] about The 10 best sports documentaries
Melissa McCarthy is desk-bound CIA analyst who is sent into the field on dangerous missions. Feeling unequipped and having had her former partner (Jude Law) fall off the grid she goes undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer in order to prevent global pandemonium. Action comedy with Jason Statham and Rose Byrne. … [Read more...] about The 60 best movies on Netflix to watch now