Due to an over-reliance on shock sensationalism, the true crime genre had been mostly discarded by documentary film-makers and relegated to tawdry late-night television. But it’s experienced something of a respectable makeover in recent years, thanks to the phenomenally successful Serial podcast, the Netflix breakout Making a Murderer and the critically adored OJ: Made in America, which is currently favorite to win the best documentary Oscar next month. Tackling the difficult subject of Slenderman, the notorious meme turned moral panic, acclaimed documentarian Irene Taylor Brodsky was always going to be toeing a dangerous line. Balancing the sick curiosity factor of an undeniably terrifying figure with the horrific real-world implications of a crime he inspired would require sensitivity and tact, two qualities only recently rediscovered within the genre. But what Brodsky creates, with admirable restraint, is both chilling yet sympathetic, as much about the dangers online as it is … [Read more...] about Beware the Slenderman review – documentary on a deadly meme
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After dramatically storming offstage during last week's Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills season nine reunion show, Camille Grammer Meyer explained what had been behind her meltdown on its third and final segment Tuesday. 'They're just making me look like a really bad person,' a hysterical Camille, 50, told show host Andy Cohen, 51. She earlier told the group that she'd never wanted them at her recent Hawaii wedding, but later claimed she made the remark because they were cruel to her. Bad look: Camille Grammer explained why she stormed off Tuesday during the third and final part of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills reunion on Bravo 'They said the best part of my wedding was leaving it,' Camille cried, as Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, 38, was shown admitting that on video to Kyle Richards, 50. 'They're just so nasty, and they've been wanting me to jump on this hate train with Vanderpump. And I've had my issues with Vanderpump, but sometimes Vanderpump is so nice and caring and giving,' … [Read more...] about Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Reunion: Camille Grammer explains meltdown and storming off set
Local newspaper editors once controlled the information that circled around a town or small city during an election. But in Canterbury in 2019, that power has fallen into the lap of the 32-year-old administrator of a Facebook group. Edd Withers set up the Canterbury Residents Group on Facebook five years ago in an attempt to bridge the divide between the city’s large student population and its older residents. In a sign of the changing media environment that could shape this election, what started as a community project to bring generations together has turned into a lively and often chaotic rolling political conversation about all manner of issues affecting the city. In 2017, students and remain-leaning residents of Canterbury helped Labour candidate Rosie Duffield do what many had thought impossible: turn a constituency that has voted Conservative for the past 160 years red. To hold on to her seat, which was won by a majority of 187 votes on an exceptional 72.7% turnout, … [Read more...] about Election influencers: fight for Canterbury plays out on social media
1) That exit poll, which was just too much for some of you. That shock exit poll at 10pm on Thursday showed a hung parliament, which would see the Conservatives as the largest party but far from the mandate Theresa May’s supporters were expecting. It was all too much for some: 2) The glee of George Osborne ITV had the big beasts of the previous era - Ed Balls and George Osborne - leading their election night coverage. Osborne, the chancellor turned newspaperman, could barely contain his glee at the mixed night for May’s Brexit election. All from a journalistic standpoint, we’re sure. 3) This glorious Emily Thornberry sass Labour’s Emily Thornberry was on spiky form on the BBC’s general election program. When David Dimbleby asked whether the developing situation meant a “coalition of chaos” or just chaos, Thornberry wondered whether the same question had been put to the Tories. 4) This excruciating high five attempt On a pretty triumphant night … [Read more...] about The 10 strangest moments of general election night
Strong and stable Unfashionable genres Thundercat repping jazz fusion and Lemon Twigs bringing back glam. Electro-swing next? Lord BucketheadIntroduced Sleaford Mods. Wants to nationalise Adele. Vote winner. NYC DownlowThe best after-hours party in town is 10 years old. Rave on! Most ubiquitous anthem“Oooohhhhhh Jer-e-my Cor-byn” (to the tune of the White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army). StormzyNailed it. Lord of the mic drop. Best flag of the weekendTheresa May in a wheat field. Most fearless stage banter“Please welcome to the stage Jeremy Corbyn,” announced Father John Misty. A spotlight shone. No one appeared. The crowd booed. Strong gambit. Batman tribute suitHoly respect! The neon familyThe family that dress up as life-size neon emojis together stays together. Sitting downThe new standing up, thanks to it being so dry. Emoji chicWas it just us, or did it feel like the whole site was a walking Instagram story ;) BumbagsScumbags no more! It’s … [Read more...] about The Glastonbury 2017 barometer – strong and stable, or weak and wobbly?