Film & Tv

Philadelphia and the impact it had on gay cinema

Gay cinema had something of a moment in the 2010’s with Moonlight taking home Best Picture at the 2017Academy Awards, with Call Me By Your Name also drawing awards season silverware and praise the following ye...

Eurovision review: A surprisingly solid romp

When it was announced Netflix were producing a Will Ferrell starring Eurovision comedy, one could be forgiven for having their expectations set at rock-bottom. How could Americans possibly get the intricacies ...

How Big Brother rang in the reality TV revolution

It’s something our readers may find hard to imagine, but there was an era where the concept of sticking cameras in someone’s house and filming their every move was an alien concept. That all changed with the l...

Floor is Lava is more like a flash in the pan

Self-described as “basically Crystal Maze meets Total Wipeout meets Takeshi's Castle,” Netflix’s new gameshow, Floor is Lava, falls victim to the cardinal sin of gameshows: a boring formula. Banking on chil...

Anatomy of a dad movie

The “dad movie” is a concept that is at once abstract (you can’t find a “dad movie aisle in your local shop, nor does the Oscars give out awards for them), yet people know what you’re talking about when you me...

Artemis Fowl review: Why?

With a movie titled Artemis Fowl being as bad as it is, one would expect the headline to be a play on the word “fowl,” but by the end of the 95-minute runtime, the only word you can think of is “why?” Uncer...

The best summer movies of the 2010s

With any hopes of a traditional summer blockbuster season becoming more unlikely by the day, Oxygen is in a wistful mood, thinking about the best summer blockbusters from years past. Here’s our picks for the b...

In defence of the ‘once a week’ episode

Before the genesis of Netflix, the only way to “binge” a favourite television show was hope that one of the channels you had, happened to be showing a block of episodes, or if you were feeling fancy, splurging...