Modern Masculinity in Cinema and TV

There’s been a few things I’ve watched recently that have brought this subject to the forefront of my mind. I finally watched Afterlife and Sex Education on Netflix (which were both excellent, particularly Afterlife), and I’ve also rewatched Logan Lucky, seen Marriage Story and listened to the Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood episode about Moonlight. And I would argue that central to all of … Continue reading Modern Masculinity in Cinema and TV

Modern Day Sitcoms: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Going back to one of my very first articles, I said that ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ was probably my favourite TV show ever. I’ve watched a lot of great, critically acclaimed TV, but ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ is just my favourite. So this week has been a rollercoaster, as a few days ago it was announced that it had been cancelled due to low ratings, before NBC picked it … Continue reading Modern Day Sitcoms: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Why everyone is talking about ‘Peaky Blinders?

EVERYONE is talking about BBC show ‘Peaky Blinders. Set in 1920s Birmingham, Steven Knight blends history with drama in a gripping period piece about the murderous Peaky Blinders and the man who leads them – Tommy Shelby. I’m a big fan of BBC television, particularly the way they tend to handle crime dramas. ‘Sherlock’ was spectactular (for the first 3 seasons), ‘Luther’ is one of … Continue reading Why everyone is talking about ‘Peaky Blinders?