Tag Archives: Netflix Australia

Film Review: Netflix’s To the Bone (USA, 2017) will create controversy, but succeeds with strong cast and direction

Films containing subject matter of death or disease, particularly the ones that aim for a teenage audience, tend to be sappy (like My Sister’s Keeper), melodramatic and even deeply misguided, if done wrong. I tend to cringe whenever I hear about another film tacking such subject, but in the case of Netflix’s To the Bone (out Friday), I was quite intrigued.... Continue Reading

Netflix drops first official full length trailer for Marvel’s The Defenders


In typical late night (well for Australia anyway) fashion, Netflix has dropped the first official full length trailer for Marvel’s The Defenders as well as a release date. Now that Netflix audiences have been formally introduced to all the members of the team, The Defenders is where our street-level heroes of New York finally get to meet and come together but not without their teething issues of course.... Continue Reading

First Impressions: Marvel’s Iron Fist has a shaky first half but potential to improve

It all began with Marvel’s Daredevil in 2015, then we had Jessica Jones, shortly after that came Luke Cage. Now Netflix are about to roll out the last of their street level superheroes, this time it’s Marvel’s Iron Fist and the show takes an interesting turn in mashing the sensibilities of Eastern and Western culture. However it’s clear that this is a modern take on a collision of these cultures and bringing that to the screen is tricky and requires some patience from the viewer. We got to check out the first 6 episodes of the show and here’s some of our initial thoughts.... Continue Reading

TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil, Season 2 (USA, 2016)

In 2015 Netflix teamed up with Marvel to bring us Marvel’s Daredevil, and it was a revelation. Not only was it a gritty realisation of one of the comic world’s dark anti-heroes but it showed that viewers weren’t just interested but eager to see this sort of grimy real-world depiction of the character. This was followed-up later in the year by Jessica Jones which also scored both critical and viewer reviews. So now in the Marvel Television Universe they have Agents of Shield, Agent Carter, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and soon to come Luke Cage and Iron Fist. It’s a solid stable of shows with a lot of characters and the realm of television allows us to explore them all a little more deeply.... Continue Reading

Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 has landed, here’s our initial thoughts

It’s almost been a year since Netflix brought us the first season of Marvel’s Daredevil. For comic fans it was finally an adaptation worthy of the source material. For TV viewers it was a phenomenon to watch with its gritty and dark setting, intricate conspiracy narrative and complex flawed characters. It was a ratings juggernaut as the streaming numbers skyrocketed, within 24 hours a second season was announced. And here we are, Season 2 has finally arrived, and we’re going to give you some of our initial thoughts after watching the first couple of episodes, PSA some spoilers ahead …... Continue Reading

Netflix to shut down access via proxy and region unblockers

For a long time before they came to our shores, the only way to access Netflix in Australia was via a proxy or region unblocker to skirt the eternally reviled international geoblock. These services continue to allow Netflix users to access international content libraries that differ from their own and Netflix have officially had enough of it. Continue reading Netflix to shut down access via proxy and region unblockers