Author Archives: joshstjosh

London Symphony: cinema and the city

Ultimately, it is a beautifully shot and cleverly composed ode to the city I call home.

A female Doctor? It’s about time.

It is a crying shame that there are far too few original female leads being created out there on the telesphere. A female Doctor could be the beginning of something truly wonderful.

GLOWing review

Sorry Netflix, but this time, your ‘next big thing’ is on the ropes.

The Mummy promo poster

Mummy Issues

It is utter trash, but I loved it. I was very sceptical of this remake. But I was won over as soon as I saw the trailer. I love its look, its style and aesthetic.

Finders Keepers

The Keepers explores the case of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a young nun and school teacher who went missing in 1969 in Baltimore. Her body was found two months later dumped on remote scrubland, yet to this day her murder remains unsolved.

Redwater flows far from Albert Square

The opening credits are a work of art: a haunting score of sorrowful Celtic strings accompany scenes of the Irish coast, taking us to a place far away from Albert Square.

Waterloo Road under the Bridge

I miss Waterloo Road so much. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw the trailers for Channel 4’s new school-based drama Ackley Bridge. It was tipped to be the next best thing, but two episodes in, I was sorely disappointed. It’s not Waterloo Road. It wishes it was but it’s not. Even its […]

It’s a man’s world: The Handmaid’s Tale

Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Attwood, The Handmaid’s Tale takes us to a not-to-distant dystopian future, where the United States is no more. Instead, following a catastrophic civil war, the state of Gilead stands. Governed by hyper-conservative Christian fundamentalists (Think Westboro Baptists meet The Hunger Games), Gilead is plagued by mass infertility, a […]

OITNB is the new black

Series 5 of Orange Is The New Black returned last Friday. It goes without saying, but I binged the lot in two days. But hey, that’s my job. At the end of last season, we left TV’s favourite felons holding a guard at gunpoint and the prison was about to descend into chaos. Season 5 […]