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Escaype Live review: Potent critique of social media toxicity that is full of bright ideas
Escaype Live isn’t armed with stellar performances or even direction, but is full of fascinating ideas that aren’t scared to embrace the wild side of social media obsessions.
Vivarium movie review: Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg are trapped in an endless suburban nightmare
Lorcan Finnegan’s Vivarium sees Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg go real estate shopping and end up in a Kafkaesque nightmare
The One: Netflix’s latest sci-fi series fails to add value to the concept of custom-made love in a dystopian world
The One explores the alternatives for what happens when human beings feel the need to be alone, yet find love.
Nightcrawler to Peepli Live, how cinema has portrayed horrors of broadcast media over the years
If your head has been spinning from the vitriol and venom India’s news channels have spewed and spread for the last couple of months, you’re not alone.
Dystopia is here: The world of Samit Basu's new speculative fiction book, Chosen Spirits, feels all too close
The world of Samit Basu's novel 'Chosen Spirits' runs on nearly untrammeled surveillance (enforced via next-generation tattoos called ‘Smartatts’), absolute compliance with government values — and an unhealthy obsession with social media influencers, called ‘Flowstars’ here.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Black Mirror creator says he is unsure if audience can 'stomach' another season right now
Black Mirror's Season 5 released last June and consisted of just three episodes starring Anthony Mackie, Andrew Scott, Topher Grace and Miley Cyrus among others.
Defining trends of the decade in TV and streaming, from the Game of Thrones phenomenon to 'sadcoms'
The 2010s proved that TV no longer plays a secondary role to cinema the way it did back in the 20th century.
The Witcher becomes Netflix's highest rated Original series on IMDb five days after release
The Witcher, which released on Netflix on 20 December, has already become the highest-rated Original show of the streaming platform on IMDb.
Can the digital dead rest in peace? On James Dean, deepfakes, and chat bots
The rise of “deepfakes” presents a pervasive challenge of the online era: how we should live with the digital dead.
Emmys 2019 — Netflix's interactive show Black Mirror: Bandersnatch wins Outstanding TV Movie award
The interactive Netflix film of Black Mirror also won a Creative Arts Emmy earlier this month
Lord of the Rings: Amazon series ropes in Midsommar actor Will Poulter for lead role
Amazon will produce Lord of the Rings in cooperation with the Estate of J R R Tolkien, publishing house HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros.
From Big Little Lies to Game of Thrones, when one bad season ruins our favourite TV series
In the age of peak TV, showrunners have often ruined a good thing by taking it a tad too far
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Monsoon Session of Parliament, Jharkhand mob lynching, Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden budget, today's must-read stories
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Highlights from the Monsoon Session of Parliament this week, Jharkhand mob lynching, long-awaited answers will be sought in Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden budget, today's must-read stories
All Black Mirror episodes ranked: From Bandersnatch, San Junipero to Hang The DJ, The National Anthem
Although all 23 Black Mirror episodes are worthy of attention in their own right, not all of them are created equal. So, we’ve analysed and ranked every episode to see which ones most vividly define this landmark series.
Netflix's Leila exposes Indians to genre of dystopian fiction; is India ready to tell its cautionary tales?
Netflix's dystopian drama Leila is the most recent example of content that one could not have hoped to see either on television or in theatres.
Firstpost Editor's Picks: India's manual scavengers, Black Mirror's Striking Vipers, South Asia's polluted cities; today's must-read stories
The primary reason behind the ineffectiveness of legislative provisions or rehabilitative measures is lack of awareness.
Black Mirror Season 5: Striking Vipers offers compelling commentary on bromance and sexuality
A look at what makes Striking Vipers different from the other Black Mirror episodes themed on love and sexuality, like San Junipero, Hang The DJ and Be Right Back.
Netflix releases music video for 'On a Roll', track sung by Miley Cyrus' Black Mirror character in season 5
Black Mirror season 5, consisting three episodes, premiered on Netflix on 5 June.
Black Mirror’s Hang the DJ, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster and why rebellion is at the heart of finding true love
Though very different in tone, both Black Mirror's Hang the DJ and Yorgos Lanthimos' film the Lobster deal with many of the same themes – the ardous process of finding a partner, the presence of an imperfect system whose sole purpose is to match people, and the idea of rebellion as a way to pursue the kind of relationship you truly desire.
Black Mirror season 5 review: Less dystopian, more derivative in a disappointing 3-episode run
Season 5, even in the Black Mirror universe, seems too inconsequential. Where is the true horror of 'Men Against Fire' or the emotional tug of 'The Entire History of You'? The unexpectedness of a 'Be Right Back' or the sparkling brilliance of a 'San Junipero'? Or even the campy vibrancy of a 'USS Callister'?