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Screener Squad: Black Mirror (Season 5)

Black Mirror Season 5 review


Black Mirror returns after its interactive movie experiment Bandersnatch with three new visions of the future. We start with Striking Vipers, which follows two old friends Danny (Anthony Mackie) and Karl (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) as they reconnect through a VR game with surprising results. Then in Smithereens, we follow a cab driver named Chris (Andrew Scott) as he creates an international incident after kidnapping a social media worker (Damson Idris). Then we conclude with Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too, following a teenager (Angourie Rice) who buys a high-tech robot doll voice by her favorite pop singer (Miley Cyrus), only to learn the truth of a pop star life. Allen and Shak decided to Nosedive (see what we did there) into this review to determine whether this series remains as provocative as ever, or if it is truly running out of steam. Hear their full thoughts!


Directed by: Owen Harris James Hawes, and Anne Sewitzky

Starring: Anthony Mackie, Andrew Scott, Miley Cyrus, Topher Grace, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Angourie Rice

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