Amazon Prime, Streaming, TV, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Hunters (2020)

Amazon Prime exclusive Hunters uses the ‘what if?’ idea of a slightly alternative spin on real life historical events, alongside a heavy dose of conspiracy theory. Featuring a similar technique used by Quentin Tarantino in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood…

Action & Adventure, Disney+, Fantasy, Film Reviews

PATRON REVIEW: Willow (1988)

Things really were more acceptable in the 80s weren’t they? In between David Bowie’s domed thrust bucket gyrating round a Labyrinth, and Fred Savage asking his Grandpa Columbo about ‘inconceivable’ Princess Brides, kids had a whole host of fantasy films to choose and be mentally…

Comedy, Disney+, Film Reviews

PATRON REVIEW: Cool Runnings (1993)

In the early 90s, Disney cornered the market on feel-good underdog sports films. The Mighty Ducks came first in 1992 with the tale of a young hockey team coached to excellence by Emilio Estevez, then came the one-two punch the following year with Rookie of…

Hulu, iPlayer, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Normal People (2020)

Full disclosure: I haven’t read the book (by Sally Rooney) that Normal People (now on iPlayer in the UK and Hulu in the US) is based on, so I’m not judging this an adaptation. Normal People has a lot of talented people on the cast…

Film Reviews, Films, Horror, Shudder, Streaming

REVIEW: Blood Quantum (2020)

The indigenous peoples of North America, Australasia and other areas of the world are one of the most under-represented groups in popular culture. Most people would struggle to think of more then five Native American actors, for example, and they would probably have all appeared…

Action & Adventure, Crime, Film Reviews, Netflix

REVIEW: Extraction (2020)

Intent on using their Marvel connections for the greater good, brothers Anthony and Joe Russo are using their post-Endgame gravitas to satisfy our mid-budget action desires. What started with the middling Chadwick Boseman-led 21 Bridges has moved onto the Chris Hemsworth led Netflix original Extraction,…

Netflix, TV Reviews

REVIEW: Living With Yourself (Season 1)

Living with Yourself is the latest eight-part series to hit Netflix. The big selling point to this, over other Netflix comedies is it stars Paul Rudd alongside Paul Rudd, because who doesn’t need two Paul Rudds (Ruddses?) in their life. Rudd plays Miles Elliott, a middle-aged…