Streaming Options: Calm with Horses Review

If you are running out of fresh, new films to watch on Netflix and Amazon Prime (and also, AppleTV+ and Disney+), then one of the other options for you is Calm with Horses, the directional debut for Nick Rowland, from a screenplay by Joseph Murtagh. The film is available from the usual streaming providers, includingContinue reading “Streaming Options: Calm with Horses Review”

Normal People – BBC Miniseries Review

Normal People is the new show that everyone is talking about. The 12-part series has taken over from Killing Eve and Bodyguard to become the BBC’s buzziest and most hyped new show. It is based off a book of the same name by Sally Rooney, which, like the TV show, received high acclaim from criticsContinue reading “Normal People – BBC Miniseries Review”

Streaming Options: The Half of It Review

It seems like over the years, Netflix had made a name for themselves as producing very likable, warm, lovely if not ground-breaking original movies. There are certain exceptions to this rule (like Roma (2018) and The Irishman (2019)), but ultimately this seems to be Netflix’s niche. That seems to be exactly what they have doneContinue reading “Streaming Options: The Half of It Review”

How Buffy’s Hush became a iconic episode of television

Buffy the Vampire Slayer will always be remembered as one of the most iconic cult television series of all time. The series debuted just before the Golden Age of Television began in the turn of the 21st century, and influenced an endless number of other TV shows. Today, we never would of had the 2000sContinue reading “How Buffy’s Hush became a iconic episode of television”

Dead to Me Season 2 Review

One of the most surprisingly successful Netflix originals from last year was Dead to Me, a pitch-black comedy drama, created by Liz Feldman. Now over a year after it’s debut, the hit show returns for a second season. The show features the lead starring duo of Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, along with a supportingContinue reading “Dead to Me Season 2 Review”

Horror Tuesday: Audition (1999) Review

For this week’s Horror Tuesday, I decided to review the 1999 horror film, Audition. The film, directed by Takashi Miike, is often counted as one of the best J-horror films of all time. Despite it’s fairly modern release (only 21 years old), the film has become one of the most iconic horror films ever made,Continue reading “Horror Tuesday: Audition (1999) Review”

8 Things Every Filmmaker can learn from Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite.

Everything you have heard about Parasite is true! The film was the latest from legendary South Korean filmmaker, Bong Joon-ho, and took the world by storm earlier this year. Amongst much critical and audience acclaim and box office success, the film made history by becoming the first foreign language film to win Best Picture, andContinue reading “8 Things Every Filmmaker can learn from Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite.”

Why it’s a good thing that the future of Star Wars is television

If you haven’t heard, The Mandalorian ended it’s first season last week (if time still has any meaning to you anymore). And, with the series proving a huge success, receiving critical acclaim and big ratings, the series feels like a hugely successful revival to franchise. Now, with the franchise announcing a load of new TVContinue reading “Why it’s a good thing that the future of Star Wars is television”

Streaming Options: Why Don’t You Just Die! Review

One of the weirdest and funny movies to come to streaming services recently is Why Don’t You Just Die. The Russian black comedy-drama is the feature film debut of Russian writer-director, Kirill Sokolov, who had previously made 4 short films. The film also stars several Russian stars, including Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Vitaliy Khaev, Evgeniya Kregzhde, MikhailContinue reading “Streaming Options: Why Don’t You Just Die! Review”

From Clue to Gosford Park: What are the films that influenced Rian Johnson’s Knives Out?

Knives Out was one of the best and most critically acclaimed films of last year, and became a surprise box office success (scoring 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, and grossing $311.5 million on a $40 million budget). It was my favourite film of last year, and for me, it ranks amongst Parasite and Booksmart as theContinue reading “From Clue to Gosford Park: What are the films that influenced Rian Johnson’s Knives Out?”

The Mandalorian Episodes 7 and 8 – “The Reckoning” and “Redemption” Review

Well, that’s it. DisneyPlus’ very first original show, and flagship programme, The Mandalorian has ended it’s first season. The show that originated as a Star Wars spin-off, has received critical acclaim and a legion of fans, and has revived Star Wars back to it’s former glory after two lackluster efforts with Solo and The RiseContinue reading “The Mandalorian Episodes 7 and 8 – “The Reckoning” and “Redemption” Review”

Streaming Options: Sea Fever Review

If you’re looking for something to watch on streaming services recently, then look no further than Sea Fever, a very interesting and engaging horror thriller from the writer/ director, Neasa Hardiman. The film is available from the majority of streaming service providers, including Amazon and Google Play, where you can rent it for £4.49. TheContinue reading “Streaming Options: Sea Fever Review”

Streaming Options: Blow the Man Down Review

One of the recent films (well, I say, recent – the past month) to be released on streaming services includes Blow the Man Down. This latest black comedy crime thriller film from writer-director, Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy, had it’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April last year. It was then boughtContinue reading “Streaming Options: Blow the Man Down Review”

Better Call Saul Season 5 Finale – “Something Unforgivable” Recap

Well, that’s it. Better Call Saul has ended it’s perfect fifth season on Monday (or Tuesday here in the UK) with it’s season finale, “Something Unforgivable”. The episode follows Lalo (Tony Dalton) and Nacho (Michael Mando) going to his second home in Chihuahua, and introduces him to Don Eladio (Steven Bauer) – a former characterContinue reading “Better Call Saul Season 5 Finale – “Something Unforgivable” Recap”

Streaming Options: Tigertail Review

Tigertail is one of the many films that are now on offer on streaming services, if you are really missing new releases due to all the cinemas being closed. This time, for the first time, I am reviewing a film available on Netflix, which will be useful for you all because I’m sure you allContinue reading “Streaming Options: Tigertail Review”

The Mandalorian Episodes 5 and 6 – “The Gunslinger” and “The Prisoner” recap

The Mandalorian has continued it’s impressive run with it’s fifth and sixth episodes – “The Gunslinger” and “The Prisoner”. The Gunslinger is centred around The Mandalorian (or “Mando”) (Pedro Pascal) and Baby Yoda (or “The Child”) arriving on Tatooine. Mando joins aspiring bounty hunter, Toro Calican (Jake Cannavale), who is on the hunt for mercenaryContinue reading “The Mandalorian Episodes 5 and 6 – “The Gunslinger” and “The Prisoner” recap”

Horror Tuesday: Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Review

My Horror Tuesdays have gone by the wayside recently, as I have been reviewing a lot of TV Shows (like Better Call Saul & The Mandalorian) and films on streaming services (like Swallow, Bacarau and Vivarium). This film, however, being broadcast on Shudder, a streaming service mainly for horror movies, feels like it can beContinue reading “Horror Tuesday: Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Review”

Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul: Top 6 Moments

Better Call Saul will end it’s pitch perfect fifth season run tonight, with a hopefully great conclusion. This season has even felt like they have upped the quality of last season (which was already fantastic), with the episodes, “Bagman” and “Bad Choice Road” already feeling like all-time classics. The show was spin-off from a smallContinue reading “Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul: Top 6 Moments”

Quiz – ITV Miniseries Quickie Review

One of the best ITV dramas to come out in a while, is the new miniseries, Quiz. The series, consisting of 3 episodes, that was broadcast over 3 nights, was written by James Graham, adapted from his play of the same name. The miniseries was also directed by Stephen Fears, who has directed a varietyContinue reading “Quiz – ITV Miniseries Quickie Review”

Better Call Saul Season 5 Episode 9 – “Bad Choice Road” Recap

Every now and then, a long-running TV show hits it’s stride, and has two fantastic episodes in a row. That has just what has happened with Better Call Saul, firstly with it’s eighth episode, “Bagman” and now with it’s ninth episode, “Bad Choice Road”. The title refers to Mike (Jonathan Banks) lecturing Jimmy/ Saul (BobContinue reading “Better Call Saul Season 5 Episode 9 – “Bad Choice Road” Recap”

Better Call Saul Season 5 Episode 8 – “Bagman” Recap

Better Call Saul returned this week with one of the show’s very best episodes – “Bagman”. This episode is set after Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton) sets Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) the challenge of getting his $7 million dollars to achieve bail. Kim (Rhea Seehorn) passionately asks him not to, pleading that he is not a “bagman”Continue reading “Better Call Saul Season 5 Episode 8 – “Bagman” Recap”

Streaming Options: Swallow Review

As all the cinemas around the world are closing, a lot of people are seeking films on streaming services now. Swallow, was distributed in cinemas earlier in the year in the US, but is getting a release through streaming services here in the UK. I watched it on Google Play, where you can rent itContinue reading “Streaming Options: Swallow Review”

Studio Ghibli Watch: Whisper of the Heart (1995) Review

Ever since Netflix has added the majority of Studio Ghibli’s movies to their back catalogue, I’ve made it my mission to watch them all. Whisper of the Heart is decidedly different from the normal type of Studio Ghibli movies. It was the first film not to be directed by either Hayao Miyazaki or Isao Takahata.Continue reading “Studio Ghibli Watch: Whisper of the Heart (1995) Review”

How Better Call Saul’s biggest flaw became it’s biggest asset

If you didn’t know, Better Call Saul is currently airing it’s fifth and penultimate season. The show is both a spin-off and prequel to Breaking Bad, one of the best and most iconic television series of all time, centring one of the show’s supporting characters, Saul Goodman (played by Bob Odenkirk). Although the show hasContinue reading “How Better Call Saul’s biggest flaw became it’s biggest asset”

Streaming Options: Bacurau Review

Much like Vivarium last week, I wanted to do some reviews for you of recent movies that are available on streaming. Curzon Home Cinema is a great way of streaming movies, where all you have to do is sign in, and then pay for the movie you want. You can stream some great movies, likeContinue reading “Streaming Options: Bacurau Review”

The Mandalorian Episode 4 – “Sanctuary” Review

Another episode of DisneyPlus (or Disney+)’s flagship show, The Mandalorian, a live-action spin-off from the Star Wars franchise, aired on Friday. Called “Sanctuary”, this new episode takes place immediately after the previous episode, in which Mando (Pedro Pascal) has taken The Child (or Baby Yoda) off on his adventures with him. The two arrive onContinue reading “The Mandalorian Episode 4 – “Sanctuary” Review”

Better Call Saul Season 5 Episode 7 – “JMM” Recap

Better Call Saul continues it’s brilliant fifth season, with it’s new episode, “JMM”. In this episode, continuing on from the cliffhanger in the previous episode, Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim (Rhea Seehorn) get married, however, they make it clear it is a business arrangement so that now, Jimmy can tell Kim about his cases withoutContinue reading “Better Call Saul Season 5 Episode 7 – “JMM” Recap”

Streaming Options: Vivarium Review

With everyone now at home, a lot of people are seeking out films and TV shows to watch on streaming services because all the cinemas across the globe are now closed. One of the newest films to be released on streaming platforms is Vivarium, a very strange film, distributed by Vertigo Programming. The film isContinue reading “Streaming Options: Vivarium Review”

Horror Tuesday: Upgrade (2018) Review

Every Tuesday, I will be reviewing an horror film, and this week is 2018’s Upgrade. Upgrade is a highly under-seen and underrated horror gem. The film is the directorial debut of Leigh Wannell, who has recently gone on to helm the recent horror blockbuster, The Invisible Man, one of the best horror films of recentContinue reading “Horror Tuesday: Upgrade (2018) Review”

The Mandalorian Episode 3 – “The Sin” Review

DisneyPlus (or Disney+) is looking more and more worthwhile now with it’s flagship show, The Mandalorian producing another high quality episode this week, with it’s third episode, “The Sin”. After two equally great opening episodes, the show has now upped the quality, and we can only hope that this continues for the rest of it’sContinue reading “The Mandalorian Episode 3 – “The Sin” Review”