Monthly Archives: July 2020

Muppets Now: Kermit and company stream their way back into hearts

It’s hard to believe that Kermit and co have lacked a dedicated TV presence ever since the first and only series of The Muppets on ABC back in 2015. I loved the mockumentary series, but alas its never found a dedicated audience, skirting between kids and adult comedy in a slightly confused manner. But, thankfully the good folk at Disney …

4 Digital September streaming releases – The Tomb: Devils Revenge and Magical Adventures

4 Digital Media add to their catalogue of over 400 movies in September with two new titles coming to streaming platforms. The first of these titles is The Tomb: Devil’s Revenge, which unleashes its power 14th September. Described as The Descent meets The Exorcist, with a dash of Raiders of the Lost Ark thrown in for good measure. This suspenseful …

Around the Sun – The mysteries of life in a universe of possibilities

In 1686 the philosopher and scientist Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle published Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds. A pioneering mix of discussion and science that centred on his five-night stay at a chateau in France. The conversations with his hostess focusing on the nature of the universe and planets. And the infinite possibilities of the stars above us. These themes …

The Male Gaze: Strikers and Defenders: Short Film Collection

This review is brought to you in partnership with our friends at NQV Media NQV Media is world-renowned for bringing us some of the best LGBTQ+ short films from around the globe in curated collections. And with their brand new release, The Male Gaze: Strikers and Defenders, the sports field take centre stage. With four superb short film’s exploring coming …

Arrow FrightFest celebrates 21 years of scares with Digital Edition line-up

The UK’s most popular horror and fantasy film festival celebrates its 21st bloody year with a special Digital edition, showcasing twenty-five films, from Thurs 27th August to Mon 31st August, including seven world premieres and sixteen UK premieres. Ten countries are represented from four continents in a deadly, daring and diverse programme exclusively presented to UK audiences. Passes and tickets will …

The Painted Bird (2019) and Come and See (1985): The horror of War through the eyes of a child

Back in February, I sat in a press screening room in central London; the film was a comedy/drama. The type of light frothy movie that proves to be a crowd-pleaser in most multiplex’ across the UK. Next to me sat a fellow critic and as we waited for the screening to start our discussion naturally focussed on recent films we …

Quick Flicks – Clemency / Loveless / The Kid / First Reformed / Studio 54 / El Angel / Jongens

August 2020 Edition Looking for something to watch tonight? Don’t worry, we have got you covered with our monthly pick of great movies old and new without the long review. Instead, these quick recommendations offer a summary of our thoughts alongside details of the movies length, certificate and genre. So settle back for this months selection, including Clemency, Loveless, The …

The Vigil – A classic slice of atmospheric horror

This review is brought to you in partnership with our friends at Vertigo Releasing Catholicism and Christianity have long held court in the supernatural horror reflected in contemporary movies. From The Exorcist to The Omen and The Conjuring. This has, in turn, left Judaism and other religious beliefs in the dark. The symbolism and strength of many ghost stories held …

They’re Back, Dude! – Bill and Ted Face the Music

Directed By Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) and staring, Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine and Kid Cudi. Bill and Ted Face the music continues to the legacy of the previous two films. Reuniting franchise writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. While continuing the time-travelling exploits of William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. And Theodore “Ted” Logan.   Yet to fulfil …