‘The Human Voice’ Has Both Style and Substance: LFF Review

“I wanted you to find me looking pretty. Dead, but pretty.” From the mind of Pedro Almodóvar comes a new adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s The Human Voice, starring an impeccably dressed Tilda Swinton. Almodóvar has always excelled at delving into the psyche of a woman scorned, perhaps never so literally as in his 1988 feature, […]Read More

LFF: Spotlight Conversation with Television Legend Jane Tranter

For the first Spotlight Event of the (virtual) London Film Festival 2020, TV legend Jane Tranter discussed her long and celebrated career as the producer behind many of your favourite series. As the former Controller of Drama Commissioning, and then the Head of Fiction, at the BBC, Tranter is possibly best known for being behind […]Read More

Family and Identity Prevail in ‘200 Meters’: LFF Review

“We seek adventure because the situation is bad. We live in big birson… prison.” A searing tale of family and identity, Ameen Nayfeh’s border-crossing road-trip drama ‘200 Meters‘ follows Palestinian father Mustafa (Ali Suliman), a man who lives in Palestine, but works each day over the border in Israel, where his wife and children live. […]Read More

Horror Comes Home in ‘Relic’: LFF Review

“It’s not her anymore.” This line alone perfectly sums up the duality in Natalie Erika James’ debut feature Relic, where supernatural possession meets the real-life horror of losing a parent to dementia. Returning to their old family home to locate their missing mother/grandmother, Kay (Emily Mortimer) and daughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) find a house plagued […]Read More

TV Review: ‘Visions of a Vivid Life’ is a Stellar

From the mind of Levi Eddie Aluede comes a fascinating, award-winning web-series, Visions of a Vivid Life. In the same way that watching Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things feels like getting an insight into one of your nightmares, Visions is like recalling a dream; consistently surreal and not always forthcoming, the series certainly […]Read More

TV Review: Killing Eve Season 3 (So Far)

TV Editor James Nash takes a look at the first few episodes of Season 3 of Killing Eve “Poor Kenny”. Ah, Konstantin — truer words were never spoken. Killing Eve has never been a show to play by the rules; if there’s one constant it’s that it knows how to shock. Killing off a loveable […]Read More

TV: 2020 – The Year in TV News So Far

TV Editor James Nash takes a look at some of the effects COVID-19 will have on the year’s television slate. Unfortunately for all of us stuck at home, the Coronavirus pandemic has had — you guessed it — an unprecedented impact on the television industry. We may not be noticing it yet, but due to […]Read More

Track Reviews: Simmer & Leave It Alone // Hayley Williams

The Paramore frontwoman returns with new music – the full album, Petals for Armor, is released 8 May – that appears to be just as much an emotional exorcism as it is an experimental solo project. It is a testament to both Hayley Williams and her producer, long-time Paramore member and friend Taylor York, that […]Read More

Top TV of the Decade: Fleabag

Welcome to The Indiependent’s Top TV of the Decade! In our 15th and final feature, James Nash explores why Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag is his show of the year, the decade, and the century. What more could possibly be said about the series that took the world by storm earlier this year? Yes, Fleabag is extraordinary. It’s […]Read More

Top TV of the Decade: Happy Valley

Welcome to The Indiependent’s Top TV of the Decade! TV Editor James Nash dives into the hit BBC One crime-drama, Happy Valley… Sally Wainwright’s Happy Valley is not just bleak – it’s violently bleak. Both series of the hit BBC One drama never shied away from the brutality of the crimes committed, or the psychological effect […]Read More

Top TV of the Decade: The Good Place

Welcome to The Indiependent’s Top TV of the Decade! Our very own TV Editor, James Nash, takes a look at one of most good-hearted shows of the 2010s, The Good Place… What do we owe to The Good Place? As it turns out, a great deal. Mike Schur’s philosophical sit-com begins with a woman, Eleanor […]Read More

TV News: FRIENDS Reunion Special Rumoured

They’ll be there for you… maybe… Twitter was set alight this morning at the rumours of a FRIENDS reunion special to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show, originally revealed by The Hollywood Reporter. The exclusive piece suggested that all six original stars, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David […]Read More

A Weekend at the Fringe

You may know the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as having a reputation for attracting hordes of pretentious southern arts students who completely invade the city for a month (probably annoying the local Scots more than Brexit does) to see a wealth of overpriced shows and comedy that will most likely contain some anti-Trump themes and a […]Read More

TV News: More Disney+ Shows Announced

Disney has unveiled a first-look at their new streaming service Disney+ at their D23 Expo, as well as announcing a few more exciting TV projects set to launch in the next few years. Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi Wan Kenobi (as previously rumoured) in an upcoming live-action Star Wars spin off series […]Read More