by Giles Gough Historical crime drama The Defeated was released last August on Netflix, making comparatively few ripples in the pop culture pond. But this show generously rewards viewer’s attention. Set in Berlin in 1946, Taylor Kitsch stars as Max, a Brooklyn cop sent to one of the most deprived police precincts in Berlin’s American sector. Tasked with the job of turning this sincere but … Continue reading You Must Watch…The Defeated
As the rise of the movie musical continues, with West Side Story, Dear Evan Hansen and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie just three of the highly anticipated releases headed our way, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the stories that ventured in the opposite direction. Launching themselves out of the screen and onto a stage, films adapted into theatre productions allow the viewer to … Continue reading From screen to stage: The Prince of Egypt and four other classic films that became West End musicals
by Chris Connor Loki has been around the MCU for a decade now and while winning the hearts of fans and critics alike, he has been a supporting player in each of his appearances. The latest Disney+ series and 3rd of this year corrects this and puts the God Of Mischief firmly front and centre as we follow the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame with a … Continue reading Loki: A series burdened with glorious purpose.
by Jordan King Oxygen, the latest feature from The Hills Have Eyes rebootand Crawl director Alexandre Aja (and the French director’s first work in his mother tongue since 2003 slasher Switchblade Romance), sees Melanie Laurent in a tricky situation to say the least. Having torn her way out of a womb-like cocoon of sorts, Laurent’s character finds herself trapped in a cryogenic chamber with a … Continue reading Unpopped Kernels: Oxygen (2021) – Review
Placing the Victorian world into the realm of magic and supernatural is nothing new. In fact, even a few years ago we were treated to Penny Dreadful; a show full of horrors, and monsters, and witches. It seems the time and era go hand in hand with spells and delighting the dark arts. And who are we to deny it? This year has already … Continue reading You Must Watch…The Nevers
by Jordan King In the past year or so, with cinemas strictly off-limits, comic book fans have been forced to turn to the small screen for their fix of spandex-clad superheroics. Fortunately, with the likes of WandaVision, The Boys, Superman & Lois, and most recently Falcon & The Winter Soldier hitting various streaming platforms, there’s been no shortage of quality material to dive into. The … Continue reading You Must Watch…Invincible