Emily in Paris is Still Garbage. It’s Not Worth Getting Offended at Its Very Existence.

Emily in Paris is one of the easiest targets in the streaming sphere. This author fed into that last year with his coverage of The first season. So why did this viewer even bother with the sophomore season? There are two reasons. Ultimately there is something rather memetic and memorable about just how atrocious theContinue reading “Emily in Paris is Still Garbage. It’s Not Worth Getting Offended at Its Very Existence.”

Diana: The Musical Has to Be Seen To Be Believed.

This viewer rarely watches something that he would class as inexplicably terrible and simultaneously such a bizarre off-the-wall creation and that it has to be seen to be believed. The best recent examples in film terms include Colin Trevorrow’s astoundingly misjudged The Book of Henry. There’s also David Frankel’s unbelievably ill-conceived Collateral Beauty. Housed withinContinue reading “Diana: The Musical Has to Be Seen To Be Believed.”

The Last Letter From Your Lover. Quick Review.

This author is not expressly familiar with Jojo Moyes. He can make some general assumptions about the vibe given off, based on the ubiquity of seeing her romance novels in the bestseller charts. On the surface, they appear to be the sort of thing exclusively targeted at wine moms who run book clubs. Nevertheless, viewersContinue reading “The Last Letter From Your Lover. Quick Review.”

Master of None: Moments in Love. Experimentation VS Expectation

If this viewer were to rank his favourite Netflix originals the initial two seasons run for master of none would be near the top. It did not have a great deal on its mind beyond a broad slice of life show with some light social commentary elements and a streak of broadly conceptual episodes. ItContinue reading “Master of None: Moments in Love. Experimentation VS Expectation”

Naomi Osaka (Netflix.) “ Honesty“ VS PR.

It’s rare that this writers passions for tennis and media reviewing cross over. Here is a rare example. Off the back of her Netflix documentary, it’s a good chance to have the Naomi Osaka conversation. Osaka is unquestionably a great player and 90% of the time a fantastic ambassador for the sport. Then the 2021Continue reading “Naomi Osaka (Netflix.) “ Honesty“ VS PR.”

America. The Motion Picture. (Netflix) Review

In 2008 Seth MacFarlane released several embarrassingly inept animated shorts as a web series. These came with massive sponsorship deals. They remain some of the worst things internet video as a medium has to offer. MacFarlane’s so-called “Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy” were essentially the most gross-out skits he and his team could think of. HeContinue reading “America. The Motion Picture. (Netflix) Review”

Wish Dragon. Quick Review

This Chinese American co-production was a big hit in its native country before being acquired for international distribution by Netflix. Normally the kiss of death for live-action features. They have a habit of inflicting the blandest features possible on an unsuspecting streaming public and sucking out whatever life they may have had Less so withContinue reading “Wish Dragon. Quick Review”

Sweet Tooth. (Netflix.) Review.

Let’s be honest. Most big-budget Netflix shows are unbelievably mediocre. They have some gems ( Mindhunter, GLOW, Daredevil The Dragon Prince, Sex Education S2). Stranger Things remains strong. The Lost In Space remake is mostly fun. They gave A Series of Unfortunate Events the adaptation it deserves. Entertaining trash (YOU) Some stuff that well fineContinue reading “Sweet Tooth. (Netflix.) Review.”

Awake (Netflix.) Quick Review.

We live in the continuing roulette of Netflix shovelling out premises with algorithm friendly, easily discussable hooks. In that vein here’s a Poundland edition of Bird Box. A post-apocalyptic future in which society has lost the ability to sleep. Gina Rodriguez leads her family in search of the supposed haven that allows those within toContinue reading “Awake (Netflix.) Quick Review.”

Bo Burnham’s Inside is Not Funny. It’s All The Better For It

This author was lucky enough to get to see Bo Burnham introduce the Scottish Premiere for his first feature Eighth Grade At the 2019 Glasgow Film Festival. As an usher escorted this viewer to his wheelchair space his question was “big Bo Burnham fan.” Huge One of my favourite Moments at any screening occurred whenContinue reading “Bo Burnham’s Inside is Not Funny. It’s All The Better For It”