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PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK REVIEW

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK BBC2
More than almost 45 years since it was made, Peter Weir’s adaptation of PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK is still one of the most famous films in Australian cinema. This six-part adaptation of Joan Lindsey’s novel stars Natalie Dormer (best known for playing ill-destined Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones) as widow-turned headmistress Hester Appleyard. It’s…
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800 WORDS REVIEW

800 WORDS
800 Words is categorised as ‘comedy drama’- it’s neither funny enough nor dramatic enough. ‘Lightweight drama’ might be a better description, undemanding entertainment but not unmissable. After the death of his wife, successful journalist George Turner (Erik Thomson) relocates his teenage daughter Shay (Melina Vidler) and son Arlo (Benson Jack Anthony) from Sydney to Weld,…
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THE WOMAN IN WHITE REVIEW

Less than a minute into this adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ novel THE WOMAN IN WHITE, Marion (Jessie Buckley) stares straight at the camera and says: “How is it men crush women time and time again and go unpunished?”. Short of saying ‘Time’s up’, this might have been a 21st century plea. It’s too on-the-nose; seeing…
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KISS ME FIRST REVIEW

KISS ME FIRST CHANNEL 4
Though its title calls to mind the cyber-glamour of Humans or the Black Mirror episode ‘San Junipero’, virtual reality in KISS ME FIRST is a distraction from seventeen-year-old Leila’s (Tallulah Haddon) bleak reality- her terminally ill mother having recently died. Initially Azara looks like any other virtual reality game but when Leila stumbles into a…
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