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Television 2023

Succession HBO Final Season

by Joanna Orland This was undoubtedly the year of Succession, but there were a few other shows that made an impact! And as the writers and actors strikes lingered on, it was also a year of revisiting old series that people missed the first time round (note Suits making it into Netflix’s top 10 after […]

Film 2023

by Joanna Orland I’m still struggling to return to a completely “normal” pre-pandemic life, but seeing as many movies as I can from the comfort of my own home. This is why my list is a bit of a mixed bag between screeners, streamers and Canadian + UK releases. I’ve collated all of the films […]

Succession Finale Predictions

Succession HBO Final Season

by Joanna Orland There are many ways in which Succession could end. So much has already happened this season, the game is anyone’s to win (although I do think Roman is out for the count after Church and State). Each episode of season 4 has brought much drama and much change – who would’ve thought […]

Film 2022

The Banshees of Inisherin

by Joanna Orland I’m still living life 2020 style when it comes to cinema outings. But with all of the streaming content, I can just about keep up with some of the wonders the film industry has to offer. Albeit sometimes a bit behind schedule, so consider the release dates of some of these for […]

Television 2022

Severance

by Joanna Orland This annual post also happens to be my first post this year – 2022 has been quite a year for television, less of one for Loose Lips. Anyway, let’s not waste precious words on why that is, and let’s get right to the year-in-review for TV. This is the year that really […]

Television & Film 2021

Television & Film 2021 My annual rundown of film and television continues with this 2021 edition. Weirdly I have watched so few films, even fewer of note, that I’ve decided to merely tack on my film list to the end of the television one. This is partially due to logistics, but also fear of going […]

Film 2020

As usual for this time of year, I’ve compiled a list of all the films I’ve watched in an order that roughly ranks my enjoyment level. This year was a bit different, obviously, so the annual list will follow suit. Not only am I listing films that have debuted in either the US or UK […]

Television 2020

The Crown

As usual for this time of year, I’ve compiled a list of all the television I’ve watched in an order that roughly ranks my enjoyment level. This year was a bit different, obviously, so the annual list will follow suit. Not only am I listing TV that has debuted in either the US or UK […]

BFI London Film Festival: Lovers Rock

Lovers Rock

Lovers Rock Directed by Steve McQueen Starring Amarah-Jae St Aubyn, Michael Ward, Shaniqua Okwok and Kedar Williams-Stirling by Lewis Church Since making the shift from visual artist to movie director, Steve McQueen has created a startling and challenging body of work, including the feature films 12 Years a Slave, Hunger and Widows. Lovers Rock is […]

BFI London Film Festival: Herself

Herself

Herself Directed by Phyllida Lloyd Starring Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter and Conleth Hill by Laura Patricia Jones Big screen Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd’s intimate Irish festival flick is in short a story of a down-trodden woman who builds a house. But digging deeper it’s more than that; a portrayal of mental and physical abuse, […]