Author: Megan Purdy

Our Favourite TV Series of 2017

Sick of all the best of 2017 lists yet? I know I am. Instead of sharing with you my own estimation of the top five shows, I thought it would be more fun and more interesting to ask our contributors what shows they really loved this year. Good or bad, these are the shows that Angel, Corinne, Ardo, Michelle, Emma, and Kat just can’t stop thinking about. Here’s why:  Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Aline Brosh McKenna, Rachel Bloom, Marc Webb, Erin Ehrlich, Sarah Caplan, Michael Hitchcock (Executive Producers), Sarah Caplan, Rachel Specter, Audrey Wauchope, Rene Gube (Producers) Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Santino Fontana, Donna Lynne Champlin, Pete Gardner, Vella Lovell, Gabrielle Ruiz, David Hull, Scott Michael Foster (Cast)...

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Our Favourite Films of 2017

Sick of all the best of 2017 lists yet? I know I am. Instead of sharing with you my own estimation of the top five films, I thought it would be more fun and more interesting to ask our contributors what movies they really loved this year. Good or bad, these are the movies that Vernieda, Rosie, Corinne, Ardo, Zaniabb and Emma just can’t stop thinking about. Here’s why:  Our Favourite Films of 2017   Get Out Jordan Peele (Director and screenwriter), Toby Oliver (Cinematography) Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Lil Rel Howery,...

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Backlight: Max Landis Is the Worst of Hollywood

Bright is out and it’s bad! The new David Ayers/Max Landis film about orc cops and fantastic racism hit Netflix this weekend and 27% of critics despised it, including our own Ardo Omer. The film has been lambasted for racism, sexism, bad writing, and even more racism. It’s…it’s just bad. Despite all the deserved criticism and straight up hate, its audience score on Rotten Tomatoes has soared to 90%, proving that all those folks who created an account to downvote The Last Jedi care about more than just hating women. They also care about supporting their king, Rey-hater in...

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Killing of a Sacred Deer Is No Lobster

Killing of a Sacred Deer Yorgos Lanthimos (director and editor), Thimios Bakatakis (cinematographer), Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou (writers) Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Camp (cast) November 3, 2017 (US) I dragged fellow Ms En Scene writer, Ardo Omer, to see Killing of a Sacred Deer with me because she doesn’t see nearly enough weird movies. This was a mistake. Killing of a Sacred Deer is no The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos’ 2015 arthouse hit. Where The Lobster tempered Lanthimos’ alien eye on humanity with absurdist humour and unexpected pathos, Killing of...

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Empathy Without Sympathy: My Friend Dahmer Is An Unusual Portrait of a Serial Killer

Content warning: Discussion of sexual assault and serial murder. I saw My Friend Dahmer back in October at the After Dark Film Festival. I was impressed by it, especially the performance by former Disney Channel star and lead here, Ross Lynch. But it’s late November as I finally sit down to write about the film which looks at the last high school years of serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer. It’s a restrained and humane portrait of a killer and the community that raised him; one that some reviewers have called too sympathetic to Dahmer. Interviewed on The Projection Booth podcast,...

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