FILM REVIEW – ‘THE OLD GUARD’ (2020)

I was intrigued when this was first advertised, a Netflix action blockbuster with Charlize Theron in it based on a Graphic Novel, it seemed that everything was aligning in the film world for a great summer film; in the current craziness and without cinema access, good films have been as hard to find as an…

FILM REVIEW – ‘EXTRACTION’ (2020)

Another film down during the quarantine, and this time it’s Netflix’s latest action-adventure film titled Extraction, starring Thor the God of… ah sorry about that, I mean starring Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth plays the part of Tyler, a beaten-in war vet that is assigned to rescue the son of a notorious Bangladeshi drug lord, all while…

FILM REVIEW – ‘THE LOVEBIRDS’ (2020)

It’s hard to believe that something as crass as The Lovebirds (2020) is directed by Michael Showalter – the man who gave us the deeply poignant The Big Sick (2017). Moreover that it stars Kumail Nanjiani who is a hugely talented comedian albeit one that has struggled to replicate the success of his aforementioned semi-autobiography. With a murder mystery…

FILM REVIEW – ‘THE IRISHMAN’ (2019)

Completing Martin Scorsese’s mob milieu, The Irishman is a 3 and a half hour riveting crime epic sprawling across decades and is the director’s most accomplished work since Goodfellas. Based off Charles Brandt’s I Heard you Paint Houses – a non-fictional narrative concerning the later life of union baron Jimmy Hoffa – The Irishman revives classic ideas of…

TV REVIEW – ‘LUCIFER’ (Season 4/2019)

Lucifer in one way or another is the most fun show on Netflix. It combines some great writing with some solid talent. This little gem is stacked with hilarious word-play, interesting characters, solid sub-plots, and a pretty good “who done it?” every episode. If you’re unfamiliar with the show, here’s the pitch. The Prince of…

FILM REVIEW – ‘BLACK MIRROR: BANDERSNATCH’ (2019)

Currently streaming on Netflix is Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, written by Black Mirror series creator Charlie Brooker and directed by David Slade. Presented as a standalone film, set apart from the anthology sci-fi/horror series, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is very much unlike anything we’ve seen before from… well… anyone. For starters, this is an interactive film. And…