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TV Review: Santa Clarita Diet’s second helping is a funny treat of blood, bone and heart

The Undead, Serbian vile, Nazi Lobsters and an ancient taskforce against the supernatural are all stories we hear about on a day to day basis, (are they not?) but when watching Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet‘s second season, they make so much more sense than that entire paragraph I just wrote. Check out the trailer!... Continue Reading

Film Review: Netflix’s Annihilation (USA, 2018) is a seriously intelligent, visually stunning picture

Rousing its fair share of controversy over Paramount Studios’ decision to release it to streaming service Netflix the world over (save for North America and China) instead of in cinemas for which it was initially intended, Alex Garland‘s ambitious Annihilation is certainly a unique production for such a risk-adverse studio.... Continue Reading

Interview: Dichen Lachman talks Altered Carbon, its badass women, deep themes and diversity onscreen

Netflix has been leading the charge with many new tv series and films rolling off its production line and onto its streaming service for audiences. One of its most ambitious and expensive efforts Altered Carbon has been receiving rave reviews since its release on 2nd February.... Continue Reading

First Impressions: Netflix’s Seven Seconds is a confronting drama, disturbingly grounded in reality

Dark, confronting, haunting. Although Netflix‘s new anthology series Seven Seconds is based on 2013 Russian film The Major,  the grim themes of this crime drama are deeply and uncomfortably reflective of prevalent issues in cities within the United States today.... Continue Reading

Film Review: The Cloverfield Paradox (USA, 2018) is not so complex

Not so long ago, in a galaxy pretty close, on a planet called Earth we saw the release of Cloverfield. Ten-Years-Ago to be precise. It was a hit at the time, unique with its clever use of found footage that had not been done to death (just yet). With J.J. Abrams producing and Matt Reeves directing, it really was a sleeper hit with a cult following and that was that. Everyone moved on and we continued to enjoy J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot production films for many years to come… then BAM! out comes 10 Cloverfield Lane in 2016, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman and begins a Cloverfield Anthology/Franchise of films all somehow interconnected within the same universe.... Continue Reading

TV Review: Altered Carbon is a nuanced and detailed Blade Runner for the small screen

In 1982 the film Blade Runner by Ridley Scott brought to audiences a new genre of movies – the neo-noir science fiction thriller that paved the way for many to follow its style. In 2017 the sequel Blade Runner 2049 by Denis Villeneuve was heralded a successful return to that, bringing a blend of a dystopian dirty future full of technology but being manipulated by much larger corporations for their own wealth. Fans of those films will then be very keen to feast upon Altered Carbon, the new Netflix sci-fi series based on the novel of the same name by Richard K. Morgan.... Continue Reading