TV & Netflix

 Jordan Davidson

Movie Review: Fractured

Movie Review: Fractured

Stonehearst Asylum director Brad Anderson is back with Netflix Original ‘Fractured’. The movie is through the subjective eye of Ray Monroe (Sam Worthington), on a not-so-successful family road trip. This astonishing psychological thriller explores the complexity of the human mind in a uniquely restricted narrative, leaving unanswered questions every step of the way… but what […]

 Amy Robinson

Opinion: Spinning Out and Why It Should Be Saved

Opinion: Spinning Out and Why It Should Be Saved

On the 4thof February, fans of Netflix original figure skating drama Spinning Out were left devastated following the news that Netflix had cancelled the hit series a mere 4 weeks after its release. The rightful outrage among fans manifested into an outpour of two main hashtags: #SaveSpinningOut and #RenewSpinningOut. Alongside the trending hashtags, a Change.Org petition […]

 Northern Lights

Love Island, Where’s the Representation?

Love Island, Where’s the Representation?

ITV’s Love Island is one of TV’s biggest sensations these days, with 4.2 million viewers tuning in to the first episode of the 2019 season across all devices. It’s clearly a phenomenon, but could there be a dark side to this immense popularity? Love Island is a reality show based on finding love, with contestants […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Opinion Piece: Dancing to Oblivion – The Slow Death of Television

Opinion Piece: Dancing to Oblivion – The Slow Death of Television

If Love Island weren’t warning enough, the recent entries of panel shows and game shows that litter the TV schedule currently should be a sign that the end is nigh. We’ve reached the final, dormant years of television, for it will be replaced by the suited corporations of Netflix and Amazon, churning out adaptations and remakes until the supply […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Opinion Piece: Fear and Loathing in the Love Island Villa

Opinion Piece: Fear and Loathing in the Love Island Villa

“If being sexy was a crime, I would probably be in jail,” Mike says, crooning and morphing his face into the justifiably punchable tones only spice boys can make. Mike’s stagnant, self-interested and egomaniacal commentary on his own personality and style is more than enough to give unknowing audiences a glimpse into how Love Island operates. […]

 Mark Warren

TV show review: Netflix’s The Witcher: Season 1

TV show review: Netflix’s The Witcher: Season 1

When Netflix, everyone’s favourite endless depository of everything from big budget Hollywood blockbusters and generation defining TV shows to Bollywood musicals and gritty documentaries about the depressing reality of being a football fan in Sunderland, announced their plans to bring out an TV series based on The Witcher, my initial reaction was to remain quietly […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: John Mulaney and The Sack Lunch Bunch

Movie Review: John Mulaney and The Sack Lunch Bunch

I’ll shamelessly admit that the only reason I had any interest in John Mulaney’s new Netflix special, John Mulaney and The Sack Lunch Bunch is because David Byrne makes a brief appearance. After viewing the quite frankly merciless and soul sucking Cats, the last thing I needed was yet another musical number, no less from the studio powers […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: 6 Underground

Movie Review: 6 Underground

Why everyone loves Ryan Reynolds so suddenly I’ll never know. By no means do I dislike the man, I just feel his comedy is akin to being slapped in the face by a clown with a brick, all the while the clown is honking his nose and breaking the fourth wall. Look, he’s talking to […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: The Two Popes

Movie Review: The Two Popes

With Netflix’s constant inconsistencies with the quality of content they release, every original they offer up is entered with some intrepid fear that, inevitably, it’ll be a disaster. The Two Popes is the latest Netflix original, directed by City of God’s Fernando Meirelles and starring Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins. As someone who knows pretty […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: The Knight Before Christmas

Review: The Knight Before Christmas

Made for and, presumably, by teenage girls that thoroughly believe their immature and oddly perverse fan fictions of being whisked away by a charming prince should be brought to life, The Knight Before Christmas feeds a concerning fantasy held by millions of Netflix subscribers. Finally, answering the question that is “What happens if Vanessa Hudgens didn’t quite […]

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