Shaniz Chowdhury

Contributing writer for Arts & Entertainment.

‘Bridgerton’ Season 3: A triumphant return to regency romance

"Bridgerton" recently waltzed right back onto our screens for its third season — this time centring on the love story between Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton. In this season, Penelope, secretly the gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, grapples with revealing her true identity while on a mission to find herself a suitable spouse. Colin, on the other hand, returns from his travels with newfound confidence.

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Curtains close on Cannes 2024

The 77th Cannes Film Festival concluded yesterday, leaving behind a trail of scintillating premieres, captivating performances, and the award-season buzz.

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Curtains close on Cannes 2024

The curtains have closed on the 77th Cannes Film Festival, leaving behind a trail of scintillating premieres, captivating performances, and awards season buzz. From established titans of cinema to burgeoning talents, this year's edition offered a diverse feast for cinephiles.

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‘Baby Reindeer’: The unconventional show people can’t stop talking about

“Baby Reindeer” plunges viewers into the chaos of Donny’s life. His relentless pursuit of success leaves him vulnerable, exposed, and surprisingly naive to readily avoidable situations. Gadd’s performance is the heart and soul of the show. He portrays Donny with a complex mix of vulnerability, frustration, and dark humour. While Donny can be unlikable at times, Gadd manages to evoke empathy for the character, showcasing the emotional toll of his situation.

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‘Scoop’: Tedious film about tenacious journalists and a tactless royal

“Scoop” dramatises the events surrounding the BBC’s “Newsnight” team securing a highly anticipated interview with Prince Andrew in 2019. During this time, Andrew faced mounting pressure to address his controversial association with notorious sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein. In an effort to address the situation, he agreed to an exclusive interview with seasoned broadcaster Emily Maitlis.

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‘3 Body Problem’: A simpler narrative of complex scientific discourse 

“The solitude of the mind” is described as humanity’s greatest weapon by a character in the show, but Liu’s writing highlighted how solitude might also be humanity’s greatest detriment. If someone is allowed too much authority to carry out any plan, they may unintentionally turn against their own kind. The extraterrestrial species leave no room for misunderstanding as they operate through groupthink and communicate instantaneously.

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'Poor Things': An extravagantly peculiar film 

The movie seemed to throw in every cinematic trick in the book– the black and white to colour transition, the fish eye lens, the peephole, the title cards, the hackneyed steampunk aesthetic. As an audience, I was impressed by the detail, coordination, passion and planning behind this movie – all of which made it impossible to be distracted. The surreal and vibrant world of “Poor Things” earns your attention. 

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Top 7 unforgettable TV show couples that made our hearts skip a beat

Television has given us countless memorable characters, storylines, and relationships over the years. The yearning, angst, and eventual romantic connection between fictional couples weave our daydreams of one day finding true love like theirs. These on-screen pairs have not only entertained us but also inspired us with their love stories. We have curated a list of the seven most favourite TV show couples that have left an indelible mark on our hearts.

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June 15, 2024
June 15, 2024

‘Bridgerton’ Season 3: A triumphant return to regency romance

"Bridgerton" recently waltzed right back onto our screens for its third season — this time centring on the love story between Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton. In this season, Penelope, secretly the gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, grapples with revealing her true identity while on a mission to find herself a suitable spouse. Colin, on the other hand, returns from his travels with newfound confidence.

May 26, 2024
May 26, 2024

Curtains close on Cannes 2024

The 77th Cannes Film Festival concluded yesterday, leaving behind a trail of scintillating premieres, captivating performances, and the award-season buzz.

May 25, 2024
May 25, 2024

Curtains close on Cannes 2024

The curtains have closed on the 77th Cannes Film Festival, leaving behind a trail of scintillating premieres, captivating performances, and awards season buzz. From established titans of cinema to burgeoning talents, this year's edition offered a diverse feast for cinephiles.

April 28, 2024
April 28, 2024

‘Baby Reindeer’: The unconventional show people can’t stop talking about

“Baby Reindeer” plunges viewers into the chaos of Donny’s life. His relentless pursuit of success leaves him vulnerable, exposed, and surprisingly naive to readily avoidable situations. Gadd’s performance is the heart and soul of the show. He portrays Donny with a complex mix of vulnerability, frustration, and dark humour. While Donny can be unlikable at times, Gadd manages to evoke empathy for the character, showcasing the emotional toll of his situation.

April 8, 2024
April 8, 2024

‘Scoop’: Tedious film about tenacious journalists and a tactless royal

“Scoop” dramatises the events surrounding the BBC’s “Newsnight” team securing a highly anticipated interview with Prince Andrew in 2019. During this time, Andrew faced mounting pressure to address his controversial association with notorious sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein. In an effort to address the situation, he agreed to an exclusive interview with seasoned broadcaster Emily Maitlis.

April 1, 2024
April 1, 2024

‘3 Body Problem’: A simpler narrative of complex scientific discourse 

“The solitude of the mind” is described as humanity’s greatest weapon by a character in the show, but Liu’s writing highlighted how solitude might also be humanity’s greatest detriment. If someone is allowed too much authority to carry out any plan, they may unintentionally turn against their own kind. The extraterrestrial species leave no room for misunderstanding as they operate through groupthink and communicate instantaneously.

March 3, 2024
March 3, 2024

'Poor Things': An extravagantly peculiar film 

The movie seemed to throw in every cinematic trick in the book– the black and white to colour transition, the fish eye lens, the peephole, the title cards, the hackneyed steampunk aesthetic. As an audience, I was impressed by the detail, coordination, passion and planning behind this movie – all of which made it impossible to be distracted. The surreal and vibrant world of “Poor Things” earns your attention. 

February 14, 2024
February 14, 2024

Top 7 unforgettable TV show couples that made our hearts skip a beat

Television has given us countless memorable characters, storylines, and relationships over the years. The yearning, angst, and eventual romantic connection between fictional couples weave our daydreams of one day finding true love like theirs. These on-screen pairs have not only entertained us but also inspired us with their love stories. We have curated a list of the seven most favourite TV show couples that have left an indelible mark on our hearts.

January 29, 2024
January 29, 2024

Why does Netflix keep cancelling its best shows?

The issue, in the case of Netflix, is that binge-watching a series over its premiere weekend feels practically required, lest unfavourable reviews cancel a show you would otherwise enjoy. If it released episodes on a weekly basis like other streaming platforms, it would give the audience more time to watch each episode and decide whether they want to continue watching the whole series.

December 19, 2023
December 19, 2023

'The Crown' finale: Blurring the lines between fact and fiction too much

The season was released in two instalments: four episodes centring on Diana’s last moments were released on November 16, and the next six episodes about the events following her death were released on December 13.

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