Our Planet ★★★

Our Planet ★★★

In his speech at the Natural History Museum, in front of the Prince of Wales and Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex, for the launch event of Our Planet David Attenborough had a strong message for us all. We are living through what can only be described as our planet’s 6th mass extinction event. 160 years after…

The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy

With so many comic books and graphic novels being turned into TV and Films with huge casts and budgets, it can be easy to miss many of the new ones coming out even if you still care – given Netflix has now cancelled all its Marvel TV it seems many have stopped caring, at least…

Velvet Buzzsaw

Velvet Buzzsaw

The first thing that draws you to Velvet Buzzsaw is its stunning cast – Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, John Malkovich and plenty of others. Billed as a thrill and horror film, well if you believe the trailer it is, it’s really a deeply satirical take on the vacuous and cut throat…

Polar ★★★

Polar ★★★

Polar, the latest film release from Netflix is not garnering the praise of forerunners like Roma and Bird Box (though why the latter is so praised I cannot understand). Instead, this film based on a Graphic Novel has been roundly slated (it has a 16% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) and sadly its right to have…

The Favourite ★★★★★

The Favourite ★★★★★

This devilishly funny, beautifully directed period dramedy is going to be one of the films of 2019 (even if it did come out in 2018 in the US and the American Film Institute selected it as one of their top 10 for 2018). From start to end it is engrossing, shocking, hilarious, fun, beautifully designed…