Although far from perfect, the representation of women in film has somewhat improved in recent years. From Rosamund Pike’s ‘Marla’ in I Care A Lot to Olivia Colman’s ‘Queen Ann’ in The Favourite, women are finally being put front and centre and receiving more opportunities to play characters outside of the usual tropes and stereotypes seen in your typical Hollywood film. Give these films a watch this International Women’s Day, and think about some other ways that you could participate meaningfully. Happy viewing!
Watchmen trailer – HBO’s new series is a little different to what you’d expect
The first teaser has dropped HBO’s much-anticipated Watchmen series, but as expected, it looks like fans of Alan Moore’s graphic novel may be in for something quite different.
Game of Thrones ‘Night King’ is Slovak and lives in Olomouc
It appears that ‘winter’ isn’t coming, but has actually been here all along, particularly in the Czech-Moravian city of Olomouc where Vladimír ‘Furdo’ Furdík, the actor who plays the dreaded ‘Night King’ in popular series Game of Thrones, calls home.
Serial Killer – Brno based festival of television and online series
Brno’s new Serial Killer festival is the first festival of television and online series taking place 2nd – 5th May and will showcase the best in contemporary European and world television.
‘Watchmen’ to be made into HBO series by Damon Lindelof
The Leftovers and Lost writer Damon Lindelof is currently in talks for a television adaptation of Watchmen with HBO.
The Leftovers: Season 3, Episode 6 review
By far the most emotional episode in the show so far. Unpredictable, human, and it’s obvious that we’re getting closer to the inevitable end.
The Leftovers: Season 3, Episode 4 review
Kevin and Nora’s relationship takes a violent turn in this Melbourne based, beautifully crafted episode that’s packed with feeling and a supremely intense finale.
American Gods: Season 1, Episode 2 review
An incredible dark and twisted second episode with a distinctive road movie feel to itself. Some interesting new characters come to surface, but none as intriguing as Gillian Anderson’s ‘Media’ – a serious ‘wow’ moment mid-episode.
The Leftovers: Season 3, Episode 3 review
The third episode thrives on high-class performance and an introduction to a fascinating new character, but why oh why did Kevin Garvey Snr try to pick up that snake?
The Leftovers: Season 3, Episode 2 review
After a slightly unsatisfying first episode where we lost some major characters and took a Lindelof Lost-style leap into the future, episode 2 brings back that real Leftover’s vibe and character centred plot that we’ve come to love – all through the one and only Nora (Carrie Coon).