Ewan Gleadow

Review: Shaft

Review: Shaft

I’ve got a real soft spot for the Shaft franchise of films. From the original action classic with Richard Roundtree to the modern iterations with Samuel L. Jackson, the series is a consistent piece of film that will always tickle my sudden urge to visit classic action-packed pieces of film. While the story wasn’t necessarily […]

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Review: Always Be My Maybe

Review: Always Be My Maybe

Netflix never fails to underwhelm me, and I feel like I should’ve learnt my lesson by now. Their output in the romantic comedy genre is extreme. They provide a great deal of unmemorable, subpar films that somehow manage to attract large audiences for no other reason than the ease of access streaming sites give the modern user. Always Be […]

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Review: Tall Girl

Review: Tall Girl

My position as a film critic gives me a rare opportunity and platform, where I can say pretty much whatever I want about the film I have just seen. For some films the time between finishing the viewing and finishing the review is blissfully short, other times it takes weeks, maybe a month or two […]

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Review: Bill Burr: Paper Tiger

Review: Bill Burr: Paper Tiger

It’s no surprise that the advent of the MeToo movement and modern political goings surrounding the likes of Donald Trump, Brexit and all things sexism are at the core of many a stand-up routine. Bill Burr is one of many male comics to take a stance on that, grabbing the topics as forthright content for […]

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Review: The Chef Show

I’m a sucker for cookery shows, and my adoration for the movie Chef (2014) and Jon Favreau’s work certainly paved the way towards my interest in The Chef Show; a cooking show that focuses on the feel-good atmosphere kitchen, alongside showing recipes from Chef and the food that inspired it.   Favreau is a feverish and charismatic host. His knowledge of the culinary arts […]

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Review: Murder Mystery

Review: Murder Mystery

Oh, great, another Adam Sandler comedy. Sandler has been about as on the ball as a dead seal in these past few years of filmmaking. Jack and Jill seemed to be the catalyst of what has become a landslide of awful, cheap and downright dispiriting films that have taken their toll on the Sandman. His […]

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Review: Unicorn Store

Review: Unicorn Store

If you ever wanted to feel you were suffocating in angsty teen subliminal messaging and glitter then I suppose Unicorn Store is the film for you. Brie Larson’s directorial debut landed on Netflix with not so much a splash but a ripple in the water. Attempting to create a milieu of talking points mixed in with heavy performances […]

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Review: The Highwaymen

Review: The Highwaymen

What could be more interesting than watching Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson running about for two hours, hunting down  Bonnie and Clyde, one of the most prolific crime duos of all time? Quite a lot actually, and after a recent bout with tonsillitis I can safely say Netflix’s new movie, The Highwaymen, is a tiny bit more […]

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Review: Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner

Review: Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner

Where did this sudden resurgence for Ray Romano even come from? For years I’d have to sit through Everybody Loves Raymond because either my Dad couldn’t find the remote or because we were up early enough on a Saturday morning and were waiting for The Simpsons. Either way, he was part of a big boom […]

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Review: The Dirt

Review: The Dirt

Motley Crue aren’t a band I thought I’d be so familiar with, but as it turns out there’s more than one song I know from them. In that case, getting through The Dirt should’ve been a breeze, when in actual fact it felt like a nightmare that couldn’t possibly end soon enough.  That tends to happen when the guy […]