Tag : Stephanie Bennett

A Queen’s Ransom: gender-pay gap scandal in The Crown

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

It has been revealed that the star of the Netflix tv series The Crown, Claire Foy, has been paid less than co-star Matt Smith. Amidst all the rising commentary around the gender wage gap, it was particularly interesting, and somewhat disheartening, to note that this is unlikely to change anything. … Read More

Fact, Fantasy, Fallacy?

2 months ago / 0 comments

Stephanie Bennett dissects the cultural phenomenon of historical dramatisations. With the recent popular televisation of Netflix’s The Crown and ITV’s Victoria, certain pertinent questions spring to mind stemming from such adaptations of history. Historical dramas, despite their misleading names, tend to rewrite and sensationalise aspects to such an extent that … Read More

Cry Me a River: The Decline of Riverdale

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Popular Netflix show Riverdale has never been particularly well-written or well-acted. Despite the avid attention it garnered from its audience, it’s unlikely that anyone believed it possible that it could get any worse. But somehow, impossibly, the second season is even worse than the first. From dreaded beginning to glorious … Read More

Going Postal for the Post

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Arts Editor Steph Bennett reviews recent biopic ‘The Post’. A recently-released film detailing the huge and enduring coverup of The Vietnam War, The Post was a stunning arrangement that boasts not only a star-studded cast, but the incredible true story that journalists still struggle with today: freedom of the press. … Read More

King and Collector: Resplendent Traitor

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Arts Editor, Stephanie Bennett, reviews the exhibition at the Royal Academy, London. At the Royal Academy, London, there is currently an exhibit showcasing the art collection of King Charles I. For the first time in over four centuries, his assortment of masterpieces are on display for the public. Executed in … Read More

A Bright Light in Netflix’s Library

3 months ago / 0 comments

Netflix’s big-budget Will Smith flick is enjoyable, but unremarkable. As far as action and fantasy films go, the recently-added film Bright on Netflix was rather good. It was funny throughout, with some of the witty quips between the two protagonists, human Scott Ward (Will Smith) and orc Nick Jakoby (Joel … Read More

The Return of The Crown: A Jewel of Netflix

3 months ago / 0 comments

The return of The Crown was highly anticipated and it didn’t disappoint. It was just as well-acted as season one, with Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth, Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret to name a few of an excellent cast. The script and storyline were … Read More

Peaky Blinders Episode 6: End of the Road

3 months ago / 0 comments

The final instalment of Peaky Blinders was widely expected to be an eye-opener for many an audience, and it was. It dealt with a number of recurring issues that have been raised throughout the series and was wholly satisfying in its conclusion. One issue to raise would be Luca Changretta’s … Read More

‘Vengeance is Yours’: Peaky Blinders Episode 5 Review

4 months ago / 0 comments

Episode 5, the unfortunate penultimate chapter of season 4, was humorous and continues to build the tension of the overall plot while simultaneously providing some of the expected violence. After yet another cliffhanger at the end of episode 4, it was with baited breath that the audience watched as Tommy … Read More

‘We’re Never Free’: Dark Review

4 months ago / 0 comments

The recently aired Netflix show ‘Dark’ is quite simply incredible. It was perhaps the ten most confusing hours of my life and, even while questioning core concepts like time and the universe, it was a startling introduction into the lives of four families after two boys go missing. It’s set … Read More