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Girls Season 3, Episode 5: Only Child

Girls Season 3, Episode 5: Only Child

In the wake of David’s death, Hannah and Adam are attending his funeral. While there, they meet David’s wife…you heard me, his wife. David was a married man and happily it would seem. Despite being at his funeral, Hannah talks about her e-book with the newly widowed Mrs David. She, alarmed and upset, mentions that she was also writing a book for David and that Mill Street Press were dropping all of David’s projects. Hannah, becoming more and more inappropriate asks for the names of other publishers she could contact regarding her book, at which point she is asked to leave. Fair enough. Hannah’s meeting with potential new...

Girls Season Three, Episode Four: Dead Inside

Girls Season Three, Episode Four: Dead Inside

The aptly titled fourth episode of the already magnificient third season of GIRLS starts with Hannah finding out that her publisher, David (the crazy little guy who through Ray across a table last week) was found dead in the Hudson River without any explanation. Hannah being Hannah she ambles home and admits to Adam and Jessa that she doesn’t feel sad or numb, she is merely concerned about what is going to happen to her e-book. Classic Hannah. Thus starts a theme to the episode. Jessa tells Shosh about her friend, a girl called Season, (only Jessa would have a friend called Season, right?) who died by choking on her own vomit “or...

“Which item of clothing would you like me to remove?” Lena Dunham on Letterman

“Which item of clothing would you like me to remove?” Lena Dunham on Letterman

I could listen to Lena Dunham talk for hours, in this case her interview on Letterman was enough to satisfy until the premier of season three of GIRLS on Sunday night. A self proclaimed lover of celebrity culture and celebrity figures, she discusses awards ceremonies. A lot of people will be expecting her to say that she hates them, that they are a popularity contest full of politics and have become a sadistic way to make great actors feel terrible about themselves but in fact she loves them. Why wouldn’t you? The glitz, the glamour, being surrounded by the world greatest actors and being praised publicly for doing something good? I’m...

Movie Review: Admission

Movie Review: Admission

Tina Fey plays Portia Nathan, an admissions officer at Princeton University who whilst doing the recruitment rounds at various schools in her area, comes across the charming and well-travelled John Pressman (Paul Rudd), a former college classmate who has his own independent school. While visiting the school she meets a challenging student called Jeremiah who Pressman believes to be Portia’s son whom she gave up for adoption while at college. Jeremiah is a failing student who is simultaneously a genius, a prodigy and stands no chance at getting into a prestigious school like Princeton, despite his academic skills, on paper he is a failure....

Movie Review: Stoker

Movie Review: Stoker

This is not a film about Bram Stoker, the making of Dracula or anything else vampirical. This is a film about grief, betrayal and sorrow as the Stoker family’s only child, India, comes to terms with the death of her father amidst the final years of her adolescence. Park Chan-Wook, Director of Old Boy, brings us a twisted tale brought to life by an artistic vision and excellent performances. Mia Wasikowska does brilliantly to inject the perfect shot of darkness while simultaneously emulating purity and innocence through the character of India. We start the film on her eighteenth birthday as she is hunting for a pair of sensible black and...

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