Velvet Buzzsaw Review – A Horror Satire That Doesn’t Quite Live Up To Either Genre (Rating: 6/10)

With recent releases like Bright and Bird Box disappointing and alienating a fair few sofa viewers, it’s reasonable to be skeptical of Netflix Originals. However, they don’t make it easy to keep expectations low – both of the previously mentioned films at least had some interesting and fairly original premises, even if the execution definitely could have been thought through better. Velvet Buzzsaw, though a decent enough … Continue reading Velvet Buzzsaw Review – A Horror Satire That Doesn’t Quite Live Up To Either Genre (Rating: 6/10)

Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened Review – Makes You Want To Eat The Rich (Rating: 6/10)

Much like the infamous Dashcon, Fyre Festival has gone down in history as one of the most disastrous internet-borne events. But while both were mismanaged to the point of scamming their attendees, you can at least make the case with the former that the mistakes were more innocent, the financial losses less enormous, and the attendees themselves more sympathetic. The latter, however, revolved around the … Continue reading Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened Review – Makes You Want To Eat The Rich (Rating: 6/10)

Bandersnatch Review – An Ambitious And Engaging Thriller (Rating: 8/10)

Though I never had any doubt that I’d end up checking it out, I did have some doubts about the hype around the ‘choose your own adventure’ structure of Bandersnatch. Not because it sounded like a gimmick, but because I had already played series like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us by Telltale Games, who used a similar idea to great effect several years ago. The … Continue reading Bandersnatch Review – An Ambitious And Engaging Thriller (Rating: 8/10)

Bird Box Review – Confusing And Messy, Yet I Kept Watching (Rating: 5/10)

While I was looking for the featured image for this review, I kept coming across news articles about how Bird Box has been ‘Netflix’s Biggest Hit Yet!’, bringing in over 45 million accounts, and subsequently even more viewers. Upon first hearing this, it sounded impressive – if only movies like Widows had brought in such a huge crowd. Then I remembered that there’s a pretty key difference … Continue reading Bird Box Review – Confusing And Messy, Yet I Kept Watching (Rating: 5/10)

Roma Review – A Thoughtful, Loving Portrait Of A Neglected Woman (Rating: 10/10)

Following the BFI London Film Festival back in October, the Twitter buzz for Roma was completely unavoidable. From debates on whether it’s even worth watching through Netflix on TV instead of in theatres, to discussions of how it was undeniably the best film of 2018, the hype was unbelievable. So I put it off – only for around a week after the initial Netflix release, but … Continue reading Roma Review – A Thoughtful, Loving Portrait Of A Neglected Woman (Rating: 10/10)