Horror Tuesday: Onibaba (1964) Review

One of the most iconic pieces of J-horror of all-time is Onibaba, a 1964 film directed by Kaneto Shindo. Much like the 1999 J-horror film, Audition (also covered on here), the film has gathered a legion of fans from critics and other directors, including Edgar Wright and Mark Kermode, the latter of which has calledContinue reading “Horror Tuesday: Onibaba (1964) Review”

Streaming Options: The Wretched Review

One of the streaming titles to gain a lot of popularity since the beginning of the COVID-19-enforced lock-down is The Wretched, a supernatural horror film. Only playing on streaming platforms (including Amazon, Google Play, and YouTube) and some drive-in cinemas, the film has become a huge success due to a lot of big, blockbuster filmsContinue reading “Streaming Options: The Wretched Review”

Streaming Options: The Vast of Night review

If you are looking for a bit of sci-fi fix during lock-down, then you should definitely check out the newest Amazon Prime original, The Vast of Night. The film was first shown at the Sundance film festival in 2019, and was then brought by Amazon Studios, who are screening it free for anyone with anContinue reading “Streaming Options: The Vast of Night review”

Streaming Options: Extraction Review

A film that is gaining a lot of attention at the moment is Extraction, a recent Netflix original, that stars Chris Hemsworth in the lead. The film is directed by former stuntman, Sam Hargrave, and written by Joe Russo, the director of the biggest movie of all time, Avengers: Endgame, which of course, also starredContinue reading “Streaming Options: Extraction Review”

Streaming Options: The Lovebirds Review

One of the first movies to have been bought by Netflix amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is The Lovebirds, a film that was originally going to have a proper cinema release. However, it feels like it might have found it’s right home at Netflix, as the streaming service specialises in making light, frothy but quiteContinue reading “Streaming Options: The Lovebirds Review”

Streaming Options: The Assistant Review

One of the newest films that have taken to streaming due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is MeToo/ sexual harassment drama, The Assistant. The film was due to have a cinema release date around this time, but due to cinemas closing around the globe, the film has become available on all regular streaming platforms, includingContinue reading “Streaming Options: The Assistant Review”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”