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”

Studio Ghibli Watch: Arrietty (2010) Review

Ever since the majority of Studio Ghibli’s movies have been put on Netflix here in the UK, I have been trying to watch the lot of them. Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation film studio, that produces anime feature films, and short films. It was founded in 1985, and Hayao Miyazaki is known for beingContinue reading “Studio Ghibli Watch: Arrietty (2010) Review”

Better Call Saul Season 5 Episode 3 – “The Guy for This” Recap

Better Call Saul returned for another episode on Tuesday here in the UK, with the third episode of season 5, called “The Guy for This”. Picking up right where the last episode left off, the episode follows our lead anti-hero, Saul Goodman (portrayed by Bob Odenkirk) getting taken off in a car by Nacho (MichaelContinue reading “Better Call Saul Season 5 Episode 3 – “The Guy for This” Recap”

Inside No. 9 Season 5, Episode 4 “Misdirection” Review

The cult anthology series, Inside No. 9 returned to our screens a month ago. It has been just under two years since it was on TV as a proper full time series, before returning for a one-off live Halloween special in October 2018, which already feels like an iconic episode of television. Created by ReeseContinue reading “Inside No. 9 Season 5, Episode 4 “Misdirection” Review”

Parasite director, Bong Joon-ho films ranked from Worst to Best

Bong Joon-ho is very much hot property right now. His latest film, the smash hit, Parasite has ended up as one of the most acclaimed films of recent years, and he recently won four Oscars for his work on the film. Winning for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film,Continue reading “Parasite director, Bong Joon-ho films ranked from Worst to Best”

Horror Tuesday: Thirst (2009) Review

This 2020, every Tuesday I will reviewing a horror film, and this week we have 2009’s Thirst Park Chan-wook is one of the most prolific directors from South Korea still working today. Working for over the past 25 years, he has created both film and television projects and his work has ranged from a varietyContinue reading “Horror Tuesday: Thirst (2009) Review”

How Parasite turns into a completely different movie with it’s perfectly executed twist

The most-talked about movie over the past 10 months has been Parasite. The South Korean film was awarded the Academy Award for Best Picture last week in a surprise result, beating out many other favourites, including 1917, Jojo Rabbit and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Not only that, but it has also revealed vastContinue reading “How Parasite turns into a completely different movie with it’s perfectly executed twist”

Parasite (2019) Review – One of the best films of the decade

It seems like every year there is a movie that comes out of nowhere to become one of – if not, the – most talked about movies of the year. Over the past few years, we have films like Roma (2018), Get Out (2017) and Moonlight (2016) that have fit that bill, and now, weContinue reading “Parasite (2019) Review – One of the best films of the decade”

Why Parasite’s Peach Scene is the most perfect movie montage of recent times

If you are at all interested in films, or the film industry, you would likely have heard of Parasite. The South Korean black comedy thriller film directed and written by Bong Joon-ho has been taking the world by storm over the past year, and on Sunday night, the film made record-breaking history by winning BestContinue reading “Why Parasite’s Peach Scene is the most perfect movie montage of recent times”

Bojack Horseman Final Season Recap

Bojack Horseman has had such an odd trajectory as a television series. Debuting on Netflix in late 2014 in the same year as the second seasons of the then-Netflix juggernauts, Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, Bojack Horseman looked from the outset, to be a fairly amusing but ultimately forgettable adult animatedContinue reading “Bojack Horseman Final Season Recap”

Horror Tuesday: [rec] (2007) Review

This 2020, every Tuesday I will reviewing a horror film, and this week we have 2007’s [rec]. After reviewing the older horror classic, 1961’s The Innocents last week, I returned to reviewing more modern horror movies this week, with 2007’s [rec]. Rec is a pivotal example of the found-footage horror genre, one of the mostContinue reading “Horror Tuesday: [rec] (2007) Review”

Weathering With You (2019) Quickie Review

Makoto Shinkai’s follow-up to Your Name is Weathering With You, a really lovely animation from Japan. Your Name was an extremely influential film, becoming the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time, and so his follow-up was always going to be highly anticipated. The plot is set in an alternative reality of sortsContinue reading “Weathering With You (2019) Quickie Review”

Horror Tuesday: The Innocents (1961) Review

This 2020, every Tuesday I will reviewing a horror film, and this week we have 1961’s The Innocents. This week marks the first time I have reviewed a film for Horror Tuesday that was not made in the 21st century. It makes the first time that I have reviewed a properly, old-fashioned black-and-white horror film.Continue reading “Horror Tuesday: The Innocents (1961) Review”

Sex Education: Season 2 (2020) Review

After the Stranger Things-free 2018, Netflix were after a new huge smash hit that appealed to it’s young audience, and then arrived the brilliant Sex Education over a year ago. Much like Stranger Things, the show gained a word-of-mouth success, and soon became a hit with viewers – so much so that when Netflix announcedContinue reading “Sex Education: Season 2 (2020) Review”

Horror Tuesday: The Wailing (2016) Review

This 2020, every Tuesday I will reviewing a horror film, and this week we have 2016’s The Wailing The Wailing is a very odd film, to say the least. Although it is mainly rooted in horror, the film also finds itself in many genres, including mystery, supernatural, thriller, suspense, and most strangely, at times comedy.Continue reading “Horror Tuesday: The Wailing (2016) Review”

Horror Tuesday: The Orphange (2007) Review

This 2020, every Tuesday I will reviewing a horror film, and this week we have 2007’s The Orphanage. The Orphanage has always been a horror film that I’ve been meaning to watch, but have never got around to it. It has appeared on some “Best Horror Films” lists, but somehow still seems underrated and seemsContinue reading “Horror Tuesday: The Orphange (2007) Review”

2020 Oscar Nominees that Probably Won’t Happen but Should

The 92nd Academy Award nominations are being announced on Monday, and almost immediately, suspect some snubs and pleasant surprises for everyone (including me) to praise and criticise. While films like Parasite, The Irishman, Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 1917 are all guaranteed success, and other films, like Little Women, Ford v.Continue reading “2020 Oscar Nominees that Probably Won’t Happen but Should”

Horror Tuesday: The Host (2006) Review

This 2020, every Tuesday I will reviewing a horror film, and this week we have 2006’s The Host. 2019 has been a hell of a year for director, Bong Joon-ho. The South Korean director has been making films since 2000 with his debut Barking Dogs Never Bite, and has become one of the biggest SouthContinue reading “Horror Tuesday: The Host (2006) Review”

My Top 15 TV Shows of 2019

There have been some fantastic television this year. Television cultural phenomenons like Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory ended this year, as did other critically acclaimed television shows like Veep, Broad City, Orange is the New Black and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Meanwhile, television shows that recently premiered this year, like The Mandalorian andContinue reading “My Top 15 TV Shows of 2019”

My Top 15 Films of 2019

What a year 2019 has been for film. We have had huge event movies like Avengers Endgame, extremely polarizing movies like Joker, disappointing sequels like Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and It: Chapter Two, and critically acclaimed films like The Irishman and Little Women. Here, however, are my personal favourites of the year. Firstly,Continue reading “My Top 15 Films of 2019”

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Review

2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was possibly one of the most surprisingly great films of all time. A sequel-cum-reboot to the 1995 Robin Williams film could of ended up feeling like a cynical cash grab, but with four great central performances and a wonderful script, it ended up being a fun winter-time treat. TheContinue reading “Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Review”

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood (2019) Review

You’d be forgiven for thinking that this film is a biopic focusing centrally on Tom Hanks portraying Fred Rogers – primarily known for the American childrens’ show, Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood (which ran for 33 years between 1968 to 2001) – from the amount of awards buzz from his performance (and having just nabbed a GoldenContinue reading “A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood (2019) Review”

Marriage Story (2019) Review

Noah Baumbach has been on a roll recently – coming out with really insightful and interesting comedy-dramas in the form of While We’re Young (2014), The Meyerowitz Stories (2017), and now possible Oscar contender, Marriage Story. The film, influenced by various films, such as multiple Oscar winner, Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), takes a detailed andContinue reading “Marriage Story (2019) Review”