Break Point Part One is Exactly What You Would Expect… Until it Isn’t. Review. (FULL SPOILERS)

This review may or may not be more technically orientated than the audience for this writer’s work is used to. That said its fandom for tennis as a sport will very much colour his opinion on the splashy Netflix flies-on-the-wall offering loosely following several desperate stories from across the 2022 season. So let’s discuss. WhenContinue reading “Break Point Part One is Exactly What You Would Expect… Until it Isn’t. Review. (FULL SPOILERS)”

The Odd Case of Disney’s Strange World.

Do you know that there was a theatrical Walt Disney Animation Studios production pushed out into the world on November 22nd 2022? Better question. Did the mouse house want the general public to know that this release even existed? That is the question currently surrounding the discourse one of the most memorably notable flops thisContinue reading “The Odd Case of Disney’s Strange World.”

She Said Review.  How  The Divide Between Critical and General Interest Became Harsher Than Ever In 2022.  

What are the advantages to the prospect of dramatizing a real story? Especially when the content and outcome are well-known and deeply traumatizing to anyone who follows the entertainment news. cycle. That was the question makers of She Said had to deal with. As the first dramatization covering the investigative reporting at the heart ofContinue reading “She Said Review.  How  The Divide Between Critical and General Interest Became Harsher Than Ever In 2022.  “

Schroders Battle of The Brits. 2022 An Attendees Perspective .

As a tennis fan currently based in Scotland. I’ve been in the incredibly lucky position to attend The Team GB Vs US Davis Cup tie in March and three out of the four grand slams over the last 15 years. Seeing Aberdeen chosen as the venue for the first live in-person staging of the BattleContinue reading “Schroders Battle of The Brits. 2022 An Attendees Perspective .”

Netflix’s “Blockbuster.” The Most Basic Version of Itself

It’s time to autopsy the failed Netflix “Blockbuster Video” sitcom. If one wants little in the way of creative concepts beyond watching a mega-corporation coast on a vague very tired concept across 10 tired sitcom episodes it’s this final product. When this project was first announced beyond the inherent meta-level of Netflix initially killing BlockbusterContinue reading “Netflix’s “Blockbuster.” The Most Basic Version of Itself”

Barbarian. Journey Beats Destination.

When you have seen and been desensitized to whatever media from across the spectrum can throw at audiences   finding something that can remix a lot of genre staples into something genuinely surprising and fantastic in its own right should be celebrated. This logic has catapulted Stranger Things to juggernaut status in our current media landscape.Continue reading “Barbarian. Journey Beats Destination.”

Bodies,Bodies,Bodies. Quick Review

OK. Let’s rip this plaster off. This writer has often shown his contempt towards those online film pundits who treat the very mere presence of the A24 logo as some sort of Messiah complex. This came up a little bit earlier in the year with Alex garland’s disastrous men but here it is crystallised atContinue reading “Bodies,Bodies,Bodies. Quick Review”

DC League of Super Pets. Why?

The thought Of initially covering this very kid-centric animated feature didn’t seem too appetizing. Just look at any of the trailers or general marketing campaign. It’s exactly what viewers think it is. The sort of targeted at the very young animation with enough mildly amusing moments and DC references in hope that adults don’t seeContinue reading “DC League of Super Pets. Why?”

NT Live on Streaming and “Alternative Cinema Content in a Post Pandemic Landscape .

Disclaimer. Given the subject matter addressed in Prima Facie ( The NT Live pro shot of which will be discussed here this piece contains a very brief mention of sexual assault.) Individual discretion is advised.The post-COVID theatrical exclusive landscape is very bleak. Yes, there are still blockbusters coming along and cleaning up at the boxContinue reading “NT Live on Streaming and “Alternative Cinema Content in a Post Pandemic Landscape .”

Bo Burnham. The Inside Outtakes. Review/Impressions.

This viewer has been a fan of Bo Burnham for years. However, because there tends to be such a large gap between solo projects the release of Inside last year with the first time he got any coverage on this blog specifically. For the first anniversary of the piece’s release, Burnham put together a selectionContinue reading “Bo Burnham. The Inside Outtakes. Review/Impressions.”