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Yearly Archives: 2020

Anthony Burgess: A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess’ novel ‘A Clockwork Orange’ wrestles with the question of what makes us human. More precisely, it asks whether free will is an essential human quality. Burgess poses this question through the vessel of Alex, an extremely violent juvenile who is ultimately deprived of

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

(Spoilers) This year has seen a string of television shows being given the so-called ‘movie treatment’. Downton Abbey and Deadwood have both been brought back and soon David Chase’s ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ will be released in cinemas. El Camino marks Vince Gilligan revisiting

Parasite: A New Classic

  A quick note before you start reading: I’ve kept this article free of any major spoilers, but I’d still definitely recommend going into the film completely blind before coming back to read this page. It won’t go anywhere, and I can assure you that

Serial Experiments Lain: a Cult-Classic Sci-fi Masterpiece

  After the introspective and frankly weird Neon Genesis Evangelion exploded into mainstream popularity in the mid-90s, a world of opportunity opened. While more niche and interesting anime—everything aside from long-running, broadly appealing, and generally family-friendly shows—had previously been relegated to exclusively physical releases in the form