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”

Better Call Saul Season 5 Episode 6 – “Wexler v. Goodman” Recap

Better Call Saul continues it’s run of brilliant episodes this week with “Wexler v. Goodman”. In this episode, Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) begins to execute his and Kim (Rhea Seehorn)’s plan to blackmail Kevin and Mesa Verde. He hires his regular film crew, and makes an advertisement criticising Mesa Verde. Meanwhile, Kim has second thoughts aboutContinue reading “Better Call Saul Season 5 Episode 6 – “Wexler v. Goodman” Recap”

The Mandalorian Episode 1-2 Review

It is finally here! And by that, I mean that DisneyPlus (or Disney+) has finally been launched, being Disney’s own version of Netflix or Amazon Prime, where you can watch (or download) most of Disney content over the years. Some of it’s content include films from Star Wars, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Pixar, alongContinue reading “The Mandalorian Episode 1-2 Review”

Studio Ghibli Watch: The Cat Returns (2002) Review

Now that many of Studio Ghibli’s movies have been put on Netflix, I have made it my mission to watch the majority of them. This Studio Ghibli film, a lot like the previous one I reviewed, Arrietty, is one of the few of them to not be directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The film in question,Continue reading “Studio Ghibli Watch: The Cat Returns (2002) Review”

Better Call Saul Season 5 Episode 5 – “Dedicado a Max” Recap

Better Call Saul really re-establishes itself as probably the best show on television with it’s new episode, Dedicado a Max. In this episode, Kim (Rhea Seehorn) and Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) begin to execute their plan to delay Mesa Verde evicting Mr. Acker from his house and making a call centre on his lot. However, theyContinue reading “Better Call Saul Season 5 Episode 5 – “Dedicado a Max” Recap”

Horror Tuesday: Prince of Darkness (1987) Review

John Carpenter has long since been a master of horror. Although not very active these days, Carpenter has created a variety of iconic horror films in the 70s and 80s. His most well-known works include 1978’s Halloween and 1982’s The Thing, which often (rightfully) rank up there as some of the greatest horror films ofContinue reading “Horror Tuesday: Prince of Darkness (1987) Review”

Better Call Saul Season 5 Episode 4 – “Namaste” Recap

This review has some minor spoilers about the episode. Better Call Saul returned on Netflix on Tuesday here in the UK, and continues it’s run of brilliant episodes, with the fourth episode of it’s fifth season, “Namaste”. Carrying from the previous episode (“The Guy for This”), Kim (Rhea Seehorn) gives Mesa Verde a offer soContinue reading “Better Call Saul Season 5 Episode 4 – “Namaste” Recap”