DVD & Blu-ray review: Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror (15)

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The Independent Culture

Charlie Brooker's three sinister satires, set in the near future and all beautifully shot, are more Tales of the Unexpected than The Twilight Zone.

The most effective and affecting is "Be Right Back", in which Hayley Atwell (excellent) plays grieving Martha who is able to speak to her dead boyfriend (Domhnall Gleeson) through a service that uses social media to clone him. The other two tales are more dystopian. "White Bear" is pure horror; "The Waldo Moment", about a crude cartoon bear who disrupts a by-election for a TV stunt, is a decent idea that loses its way.