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Leah Roberts

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How British humour has (or hasn’t) changed since the 1960s

TV produced in the UK has been lauded for its quintessential comedy for over 50 years and its legacy continues, despite a worldwide catalogue of shows being more accessible than ever.
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The Kid Who Would Be King revives an old myth and promotes child actors actually playing their age

Joe Cornish's newest film, The Kid Who Would Be King, caters to a slightly different demographic than his usual films.
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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch one month on - is it really as good as we first thought?

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch took the world by storm when released in December with its audience input, but the gimmick reduces the character of Stefan despite clear hints of mental health issues.
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a creepy and charming ode to teenage rebellion

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has the same beautiful yet creepy camerawork as Riverdale but, surprisingly, less irritating characters.
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Maniac reminds us there is no quick fix for mental health

In the past couple of years, Netflix has been at the forefront of entertainment, with many of their series discussing mental health. Maniac is the latest series from Netflix, released 21 September, and is another positive step forward in the normalisation of the discussion of mental health problems.
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Does 22 July take enough care portraying real-life violence and suffering onscreen?

22 July is set for one of the largest theatrical runs of any Netflix film in history, but does director Paul Greengrass go too far exploring its delicate subject matter?
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Netflix’s The Good Place gives traditional philosophy a modern outlet

Philosophy can be a heavy subject for the average person to tackle. However, The Good Place is a Netflix comedy series that deals with it in an accessible way.
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