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Monsters At Work review: Pixar show is all horror and humour, froth and fright
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Monsters At Work review: Pixar show is all horror and humour, froth and fright

Pixar is now walking the Marvel path of extending its IP into the web-series format. And the result is a kind, chirpy, endearing show in Monsters At Work.

The Empire review: Full marks for ambition, yet familiar clichés abound
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The Empire review: Full marks for ambition, yet familiar clichés abound

The makers of The Empire deserve to be rewarded for the scale and the feel, with the chance to follow up with future seasons. But they desperately need to get their act together in terms of writing and casting.

Kevin Can F**k Himself review: Missed opportunity at thoughtful critique of gender stereotypes in prestige dramas
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Kevin Can F**k Himself review: Missed opportunity at thoughtful critique of gender stereotypes in prestige dramas

Kevin Can F**k Himself has a tragic flaw at its heart: it seems to have nothing but undiluted hatred and condescension for the two male-dominated genres it engages with.

Modern Love Season 2 review: A deeply rewarding mixed bag of the best kind that doesn't try to outdo its predecessor
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Modern Love Season 2 review: A deeply rewarding mixed bag of the best kind that doesn't try to outdo its predecessor

If Season 1 felt like the big, flashy, feel-good Hollywood love story, Season 2 feels like its Indie movie sibling in terms of its choice of stories and their telling.

Mr. Corman review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'comedy' show on Apple TV+ starts bumpy, but ends on a purposeful note
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Mr. Corman review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'comedy' show on Apple TV+ starts bumpy, but ends on a purposeful note

While Mr. Corman initially feels like an elongated piece of whiny drama, it ultimately feels good to wait around and let it unfold at its own pace.

Watch The Sound with Mark Ronson Apple TV+ explores the curious link between music and technology
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Watch The Sound with Mark Ronson Apple TV+ explores the curious link between music and technology

The six-part docuseries is as much for musicians as it is for music lovers. Without taking any strong sides, it explores the symbiotic relationship between a raw creative process and the digital prism through which it emerges.

Snake Eyes review round-up: GI Joe spinoff, starring Henry Golding, is a 'more interesting variety of a boring movie'
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Snake Eyes review round-up: GI Joe spinoff, starring Henry Golding, is a 'more interesting variety of a boring movie'

While Henry Golding's performance has been unanimously praised, most reviewers dubbed Snake Eyes a "tame, anonymous product" with "popcorn-money" worthy action.

Schmigadoon! review: Apple TV+ miniseries is a lighthearted watch that honours and parodies musicals
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Schmigadoon! review: Apple TV+ miniseries is a lighthearted watch that honours and parodies musicals

Though bumpy at times, Schmigadoon! is a feel-good comedy and a hat-tip to musicals, worth a slow-Sunday watch.

Never Have I Ever Season 2 review: Mindy Kaling doesn't discount her unique voice, emotional depth for wokeness
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Never Have I Ever Season 2 review: Mindy Kaling doesn't discount her unique voice, emotional depth for wokeness

Pop culture jargon aside, what ground Never Have I Ever is the portrait of a protagonist with problematic behaviour and the gaze of quiet compassion that bathes her trajectory.

OnePlus 9 performance throttling: Company says new chipsets are 'overkill' for tasks like light gaming, browsing and more
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OnePlus 9 performance throttling: Company says new chipsets are 'overkill' for tasks like light gaming, browsing and more

The company says that it limits performance 'to reduce power consumption and heat dissipation while maintaining a smooth experience'.

Cannes Film Festival 2021: Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch is cleverly written and visually sumptuous
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Cannes Film Festival 2021: Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch is cleverly written and visually sumptuous

The French Dispatch is Wes Anderson’s homage to magazine journalism. It demands the viewer’s absolute attention, just like reading a long-form article.

Radioactive movie review: Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie struggles to rise above mediocre filmmaking, choppy storytelling
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Radioactive movie review: Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie struggles to rise above mediocre filmmaking, choppy storytelling

Surely, one of the greatest minds, as well as the discoveries, of our time deserve much better than this tedious affair.

Dead by Dawn: In Mike Bowditch's compelling new novel, lawman faces hypothermia, ambush
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Dead by Dawn: In Mike Bowditch's compelling new novel, lawman faces hypothermia, ambush

Doiron draws on both meticulous research and his own wilderness experiences in Maine to give the struggle an unmistakable feeling of authenticity.

Mary J Blige’s My Life review: Amazon Prime Video Original documentary is personal, raw, and emotional
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Mary J Blige’s My Life review: Amazon Prime Video Original documentary is personal, raw, and emotional

With the documentary My Life, Mary J Blige lays all her cards on the table, occasionally holding back her tears, sometimes letting it all out.

Ray review: Netflix India's attempted love affair with Satyajit Ray is painfully one-note, sans any nuance
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Ray review: Netflix India's attempted love affair with Satyajit Ray is painfully one-note, sans any nuance

In an attempt to intellectualise Satyajit Ray through a contemporary lens, Netflix India's Ray completely alienates his humanism and effortlessness in portraying people’s vulnerabilities

This is Pop review: Netflix docuseries is a well-rounded exploration into the history of chart-topping music
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This is Pop review: Netflix docuseries is a well-rounded exploration into the history of chart-topping music

This is Pop enmeshes biographical details from celebrated names in the music industry with a scholastic approach, ensuring that the series does not elicit many yawns from the viewers.

Grahan review: Disney+ Hotstar series ably switches between timelines despite a scattered script
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Grahan review: Disney+ Hotstar series ably switches between timelines despite a scattered script

Even though it remains true to its core depiction of events, Grahan's uneconomical narrative with lengthy episodes dilute the screenplay’s attempt at conveying the story effectively

Physical review: In Apple TV+ series, Rose Byrne makes you cringe at, and sympathise with, her aerobics guru character
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Physical review: In Apple TV+ series, Rose Byrne makes you cringe at, and sympathise with, her aerobics guru character

Put-upon suburban housewife and mom finds a calling that leads to a big business idea, translating into fame and fortune — it's a story that's been told before. In Physical, the new Apple TV+ series starring Rose Byrne, it gets the dark comedy/dramedy treatment.

Sherni movie review: Vidya Balan buries her star persona in the lap of nature and gripping forest politics
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Sherni movie review: Vidya Balan buries her star persona in the lap of nature and gripping forest politics

Sherni delivers unrelenting yet noiseless excitement in addition to food for thought all the way up to its concluding minutes.

Garmin Venu Sq review: A functional fitness tracker without all the bells and whistles
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Garmin Venu Sq review: A functional fitness tracker without all the bells and whistles

Garmin Venu Sq is loaded with everything you would need to track your health and fitness but it misses the 'wow' factor.