This time it’s the turn of Dasha and Villanelle to swagger up to Aberdeen, both seemingly on one last job before Dasha retires back to Russia and Villanelle escapes to freedom with Konstantin. But this time the target – a brash American golf-enthusiast with ill-fitting shorts – is allowed to go free after Villanelle instead wallops Dasha over the head with a golf club. She really does want out, it seems. … [Read more...] about Killing Eve, season 3 episode 7 review: remember when there used to be espionage in this spy thriller?
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This was not simply a history of Australian film, but of how Stratton had received those films over the years. A young Crowe starred in Romper Stomper, a film that Stratton refused to award a star rating on its release in 1992 because he was troubled by its extreme violence and depiction of neo-Nazis. The director, Geoffrey Wright, reacted by throwing a glass of white wine over him at a party. “And if I saw him again I’d do it again, except with a red,” he grinned. … [Read more...] about David Stratton’s Stories of Australian Cinema, episode 3 review: a perfect example of why we need BBC Four
Old, Alone and Stuck at Home (Channel 4) had a glib title, hinting at a gimmicky documentary, but that did it a disservice. Narrated by Imelda Staunton, this emotive film – shot video-diary style or through subjects’ windows – was a sobering reminder how many people will be affected by the pandemic for a long time to come. … [Read more...] about Old, Alone and Stuck at Home, review: this important, sensitive film was more than its glib title
In a strangely spurious attempt to link the celebrities to 7 Up, there was a section where they recalled what they were like at seven. Of course, there was no footage, only photographs and their adult memories, not a definitive record. And that was the problem with this half-baked notion of a programme: it all felt as if it had been put together with an air of “this will have to do”. 7 Up deserves better. Terry Ramsey … [Read more...] about 7 Up & Me, review: a half-baked programme that failed to do justice to the Up series
Her grief, however, soon turns to anger at the powerful local co-operative to which Reynir was seemingly devoted, but which Inga now views as a corrupt monopoly, exploiting the community it was set up to protect. Indeed, whispered suggestions that Reynir’s shady involvement with the co-op may have somehow driven him to an early grave focus Inga’s growing sense of injustice. So she takes to Facebook, writing an angry blog in which she compares the co-op to a “mafia”, detailing the ways in which they exert a stranglehold over everyone’s lives and businesses (“nothing happens without their blessing”) and the dangers of crossing them. It’s the opening salvo in a war of independence that will see her throwing muck – both real and metaphorical – in the face of authority. … [Read more...] about The County review – one woman against the herd