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Is criticism dead?

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Today, anyone can be a critic. All it takes is a social media account, a phone and a few people willing to pause and read your opinion. However, as the saying goes, just because everyone can cook, doesn’t mean everyone should. Unfortunately, we are feeding this concept of ‘anyone can cook’ when it comes to criticism.   Advice is being taken more readily from sources who simply give a film a star rating or a few basic lines of feedback and, as a result, people are ignoring criticisms that dismisses such superficialness and delve into educated analysis. Why bother reading
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Review: Blade Runner 2049

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Every second of Blade Runner 2049 is a work of art; a triumph; a masterpiece. All 244,500 frames shimmer with polish, style and colour, seeping smoothly from the screen into your brain like a cinematic whiskey. For the visuals alone, you should see this film, but the fact that they also weave together a compelling, original and fitting story for the world created by its 1982 predecessor is nothing short of incredible. It’s important to preface any discussion of Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 with the warning that this film will not be for everyone, it is not a fast-paced
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Modern Charm

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THE CHARACTERS ROSALYN, 53, three times divorcee. MAYA, 19, daughter of Rosalyn. SIERRA, 32, recently divorced next-door neighbour.   THE
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Review: Godot: The Wait is Over

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As the title suggests, Godot: The Wait is Over is an ambitious sequel 65 years after Beckett’s inimitable Waiting for Godot. In light of this, the play tries to do the impossible: adding to, and remaking, the absurdist masterpiece. Playwright Ian Robinson’s script is obviously a love letter; as much is said in the program. But it also stands on its own two legs as a rich dramatic work. As soon as the lights go up (as the La Mama courthouse theatre doesn’t have a curtain), it’s clear the play will not attempt to revolutionise Gogo (Cherian Jacob) and Didi’s
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