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Short film ‘Pragma’ has plenty to value as it explores a scientific approach to a more secure form of love

Pragma, written by and starring Lucy Heath, directed by Ellie Heydon, and produced by Phil Dunster, who also stars, is an unusual lesson about modern love. The film’s surprising premise is a vehicle for some very sound psychology. Read our review now. Continue reading “Short film ‘Pragma’ has plenty to value as it explores a scientific approach to a more secure form of love”

‘Ted Lasso’ composer Tom Howe on creating the white noise of Ted’s anxiety, the rawness of Jamie’s heart, and the warning of Nate’s descent

Subjectify interviewed Ted Lasso composer Tom Howe about his score for season 2 of the hit Apple TV+ show. This season saw the inclusion of new musical motifs for many of our favorite characters as their stories progressed, and Howe not only talked us through the development of some of those, he gave us clues to help spot them. Continue reading “‘Ted Lasso’ composer Tom Howe on creating the white noise of Ted’s anxiety, the rawness of Jamie’s heart, and the warning of Nate’s descent”

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‘Ted Lasso’ costume designer Jacky Levy on the challenge of maintaining individuality at a funeral and the origin of Roy Kent’s socks

Ted Lasso costume designer Jacky Levy discusses her work dressing the characters for season 2, including styling the show’s stunning funeral episode and putting occasional glimpses of colour on Roy Kent. Continue reading “‘Ted Lasso’ costume designer Jacky Levy on the challenge of maintaining individuality at a funeral and the origin of Roy Kent’s socks”

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‘Ted Lasso’ hair and makeup designer Nicky Austin on season 2’s character journeys and what she and Juno Temple want fans to know about Keeley

Nicky Austin, head of hair and makeup on Ted Lasso, spoke to us about the character motivations at play when crafting a visual representation of season 2’s arcs, including her meaningful new looks for Nate and Jamie, Keeley’s form of self-expression, and how she styled Rebecca’s mum. Continue reading “‘Ted Lasso’ hair and makeup designer Nicky Austin on season 2’s character journeys and what she and Juno Temple want fans to know about Keeley”

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‘Kung Fu’ star Vanessa Yao traces Mia’s journey so far: grief, guilt and inhabiting the ‘grey area’ between Nicky and Zhilan

Subjectify interviewed Vanessa Yao, who joined the cast of Kung Fu for season 2 as the mysterious Mia. As Nicky’s long-lost cousin, she’s played a central role to the drama of the season as the power in her bloodline presents itself as a previously unknown element – and possibly a threat. Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ star Vanessa Yao traces Mia’s journey so far: grief, guilt and inhabiting the ‘grey area’ between Nicky and Zhilan”

Third Thursday Throwback – ‘The Boat That Rocked’ is a shipshape example of the pop music movie oeuvre thanks to an unsinkable cast

The Boat That Rocked is a 2009 British period comedy that offers a fun look at the largely untold story of “pirate radio” — the rebel DJs the 1960s who broadcast pop and rock music back to the UK from international waters. With its warm tones, its killer soundtrack, and its utterly jam-packed cast, this underrated gem is well worth revisiting for our Third Thursday Throwback. Continue reading “Third Thursday Throwback – ‘The Boat That Rocked’ is a shipshape example of the pop music movie oeuvre thanks to an unsinkable cast”

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We asked, but it turns out there are some things Misha Collins still can’t tell us

Actor Misha Collins just released the audio version of his bestselling poetry book Some Things I Still Can’t Tell You. We spoke to Collins about the book, and we’re sharing this exclusive interview to celebrate the fact that fans can now pipe Misha’s poems, in his own voice, directly into their eardrums. Continue reading “We asked, but it turns out there are some things Misha Collins still can’t tell us”

‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 6 in conversation: Secret death rock is my new band name

This week’s Kung Fu offers some new revelations, but leaves us with several dramatic cliffhangers, as befits its status as mid-season finale. This plot-thick episode follows several divergent stories, each setting us up for an exciting second half of the season. Read on for our review of “Jyu Sa.” Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 6 in conversation: Secret death rock is my new band name”

‘Kung Fu’ star Yvonne Chapman says Zhilan won’t lose all her bite even as she and Nicky find common ground in season 2

Subjectify interviewed Kung Fu star Yvonne Chapman about Zhilan’s transformation from the show’s primary antagonist in season 1 to someone we find ourselves rooting hard for in season 2. Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ star Yvonne Chapman says Zhilan won’t lose all her bite even as she and Nicky find common ground in season 2”

‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 3 in conversation: The inherent ridiculousness of rich people

Kung Fu season 2 takes a major threat off the board more quickly than expected when Nicky and Henry team up with none other than Kerwin in order to get a powerful artefact out of Russell Tan’s hands. Along the way, assisting Nicky allows the other Shen siblings to work out what they want from their careers with more clarity. Read on for our review of “The Bell.” Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 3 in conversation: The inherent ridiculousness of rich people”

‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 2 in conversation: Daddy was a panther

Picking up where the Kung Fu season 2 premiere left off, episode 2 sees Nicky and the gang race against time as Russell Tan moves in on Mia. Kerwin – Tan’s son, and Zhilan’s wounded lover struggles to accept his circumstances during a fraught family reunion. Read on for our review of “Year of the Tiger: Part 2.” Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 2 in conversation: Daddy was a panther”