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Jill Chuah Masters

Articles By Jill Chuah Masters

The Old Guard review - serious silliness

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On the Record review - #MeToo turns its lens to the music industry, gives the mic to women of colour

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Women Make Film: Part Two review - two steps forward, one step back

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Run, Sky Comedy review - vicarious thrills for the self-isolation era

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Director Marjane Satrapi: ‘The real question is do you like everyone? No? So, why should everyone like you?’

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Feel Good, Channel 4 and Netflix review - a fresh, bingeable comedy that digs deep but feels mild

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Onward review - do you believe in magic?

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The Photograph review - star-powered romance mostly simmers, sometimes soars

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Dark Waters review - an ominous drama with plenty of backbone, but not enough flesh

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Classic Albums: Tears for Fears, Songs From The Big Chair, BBC Four review - anatomy of an anthem

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Sex Education, Series 2, Netflix review - the teen sex show we deserved

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Just Mercy review - soul-stirring true story about race and justice in America

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Heston's Marvellous Menu: Back to the Noughties, BBC Two review - ghost of food trends past

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Elizabeth Is Missing, BBC One review - a tender but tough-minded drama about ageing and loss

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The Accident, Series Finale, Channel 4 review - ambitious mini-series leaves many unanswered questions

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Rick Stein's Secret France, BBC Two review - is the travelling chef's palate growing jaded?

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