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‘Hereditary’

In Hereditary (2018) a family disintegrates under pressure from external forces. It’s a force they’re unprepared for, unab...

‘Texasville’

Texasville (1990) is the sequel to The Last Picture Show (1971). Thirty years later, Duane, a handsome young oil worker, ...

‘Lost’

The television series Lost aired from 2004 to 2010. It helped change the way TV series are conceptualised, switching from ...

The Place is Alive

At first the Island in the TV series Lost appears to be just another tropical island in the ...

The ‘Other’

In storytelling the ‘I’, ‘me’ (plus the reader, or audience) usually empathises with ‘we’ and ‘us’ against ‘them’. Who are ‘they’? They...

‘Get Out’

In the 2017 film Get Out Rose (who is white) invites Chris (her black boyfriend) to visit her parents ...

‘Blade Runner 2049’

Continuing the story of 1984’s original Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049 sees officer ‘K’ — a new model of obedient ‘replicant’...

‘Altered Carbon’

The Neo-Noir science fiction thriller Altered Carbon (Season 1, 2018) weaves a story about memory and identity. In this future ...

‘Rosemary’s Baby’

Rosemary’s Baby (1968) is an odd film. Having just watched the Seventies classic, Straw Dogs, I was struck by...