SOPHIE WATCHES | The Duke of Burgundy (2014)

I finally watched ‘The Duke of Burgundy’. It was … a wild ride but surprisingly humourous, and beautifully made.

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THOUGHTS N’ SHORTS | STAR WARS EPISODE IX & ‘WYNONNA EARP’

This week, Star Wars Episode IX once again hit the headlines with the firing of director, Colin Trevorrow. Meanwhile, at DragonCon, ‘Wynonna Earp’ actress Katherine Barrell addressed one of the more topical developments in the show’s second season.

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THOUGHTS N’ SHORTS | STAR WARS EPISODE IX, ‘SUPERGIRL’ & ‘ORPHAN BLACK’

This week, news of a rewrite for Star Wars Episode IX hit the headlines, stoking the fires of speculation, whilst The CW’s boss found himself in a peculiar position, defending a controversial character on one of his network’s shows.  And if you’re not up-to-date on the latest episode of ‘Orphan Black’, be sure to watch it before reading my spoiler-heavy thoughts on the latest major development in the series.

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REVIEW | The delightful absurdity of ‘Alien Covenant’

What could have been a onenote sci-fi / action romp is instead elevated by a sub-plot involving a character so operatically offbeat, so comfortable in his idiosyncrasies, that he offers a welcome distraction from the tedium of yet another generic monsters-in-space offering.  David the egocentric synthetic steals the show and defies the odds, to make ‘Alien Covenant’ one of the most unexpectedly memorable sci-fi blockbusters in recent times.

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