HBO MAX, Sky Atlantic, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Succession Season 3 (2021)

[Episodes seen: Seven of Nine] My dad is a “malignant presence, a bully, and a liar”. The final words of season two loom large over the sparkling new episodes of one of television’s now flagship shows. Kendall’s mic-drop exit that threatens to blow up the…

Film Reviews, LFF 2021, Netflix, Western

REVIEW: The Harder They Fall (LFF 2021)

When the opening credits appear with all the cool swagger, its sharp, stylistic editing and curated music choices, you would think you were watching a Quentin Tarantino movie. After all, his trademarks and isms have dominated popular movie culture since his introduction with Reservoir Dogs. But The…

Animation, Disney+, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Star Wars Visions (2021)

While it might be controversial to some, it seems like Star Wars as a property has felt somewhat stagnant for a few years. Even with the fun and sense of adventure brought forth by The Mandalorian, that show has recently fallen back on old characters…

Netflix, TIFF 2021, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Hellbound (TIFF 2021)

One person’s damnation is the whole public’s event of the season. Leave it to writer-director Yeon Sang-ho to mutate ordinary concepts into outlandish fun, most notably that 2016 mega-hit where a high-speed train to Busan becomes the perfect buffet line for zombies. Hellbound, however, is…

Film Reviews, HBO MAX, Horror

REVIEW: Malignant (2021)

When you’re a director responsible for over $3billion in box office returns, almost anything you put forward is going to be greenlit. James Wan, the brilliant mind behind 21st century horror classics like Saw and The Conjuring, has earned a level of trust from film…

Animation, Disney+, Superhero, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: What If – Episodes 1-2

With Loki’s recent destruction of the so-called Sacred Timeline, the table is set for the MCU to enter truly unchartered waters. All bets are off on where Phase Four could take us; deceased characters could come back in alternate forms, multiple versions of the same…

Apple TV+, Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Ted Lasso’ Composer Tom Howe

Tom Howe is an Emmy-nominated composer who has worked on films such as A Shaun the Sheep – Farmageddon, Early Man and Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. He has also worked on TV shows including Four in a Bed, Taskmaster and Whiskey Cavalier. We…

Documentary, Film Reviews, Netflix

REVIEW: Pray Away (2021)

Hopefully you are lucky enough never to have encountered conversion therapy in real life. However you might have seen it depicted on screen as it’s been the subject of several queer films over the years. Jamie Babbit’s late nineties rom-com But I’m a Cheerleader takes…

Action & Adventure, Disney+, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Jungle Cruise (2021)

As one ride ends, another begins. It might be the cousin wanting to line up for the Mad Tea Party after disembarking Splash Mountain. Or, in this case, it might be Disney handing its flagship action-adventure attraction-based baton from Pirates of the Caribbean to Jungle…