Ewan Gleadow

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 […]

 Ewan Gleadow

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 […]

 Ewan Gleadow

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 […]

 Ewan Gleadow

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 […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Triple Frontier

Review: Triple Frontier

The post-Argo world hasn’t been too kind to Ben Affleck.  Ever since he stepped up onto that stage and clutched his Best Director Oscar, he’s become somewhat of a villain in the eyes of the Hollywood elite. I’m not saying that’s a problem, as far as I’m aware his only good work comes from the aforementioned Argo and Good […]

 Northern Lights

Review: The Umbrella Academy

Review: The Umbrella Academy

By Aaron Walker   View this post on Instagram   It’s a family affair. The Umbrella Academy arrives February 15. A post shared by The Umbrella Academy (@umbrellaacad) on Dec 9, 2018 at 7:00am PST The Umbrella Academy is a Netflix series adaptation of the American comic book series written by Gerard Way and illustrated […]

 Kamron Kent

Review: After Life (SPOILER FREE)

Review: After Life (SPOILER FREE)

Credit: @rickygervais (Instagram) Since this show is one that everyone should watch at least once, because of this I will try to avoid any sort of spoilers. Ricky Gervais stars as Tony, a widower, juggling grief and his life with recently losing his wife, Lisa, to cancer. The Netflix show highlights the process of losing […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Private Life

Review: Private Life

Netflix are often incapable of creating solid dramatic roles for those in their talent pool. However, Paul Giamatti has saved several movies before, and he seems to have done the same for Private Life: a drama that could have been riddled with issues is saved entirely by strong performances and solid direction.   Possibly the biggest strength of Private […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Isn’t It Romantic

Review: Isn’t It Romantic

Because who wouldn’t want a deconstruction of the romantic comedy genre starring Rebel Wilson? Yes, it seems Netflix has returned to their old, soul-crushing ways of producing and financing mediocre content and then dropping it onto their platform, announcing it a day before it’s released. But that’s a system that works for them. It happened […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Shirkers

Review: Shirkers

If there’s one medium of film Netflix can get right, it’s documentaries.  Icarus has become a modern classic, as politically relevant as it was upon its release just two years ago. Get Me Roger Stone has followed a similar process also, so it does seem like Netflix have what it takes to make a great documentary feature. Shirkers looks to […]