Updated 12-Jan-2021: New year, new hopes, new vaccines, 2021 will bring many things that we’re looking forward to but one thing’s for sure, there will also be new content from the world’s largest streamer.
Fincher's deep dive into the life of Hollywood screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, who clashed with volatile genius Orson Welles on his magnum opus, is a beautiful film about the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Kurt Russell returns for a well-meaning, bigger budget, but slightly less endearing follow-up to last year's surprisingly enjoyable Christmas Chronicles, which should at least remind us that the Holidays are coming.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Netflix) Movie Review
by Kumari Tilakawardane
Like it or not, it’s pretty much the most wonderful time of the year. Even through lockdowns, a pandemic and worldwide upheaval, Christmas does not care about your melancholy. Not keen on all this Christmas spirit and seasonal magic? You should probably steer clear of Jingle Jangle, which is not merely just a Christmas film, but also a musical to boot.
Jeb 'Die Hard' Stuart's new project for Netflix is the story of one of the Second World War's most diverse units and its harrowing and brutal 500 day trek from Sicily to Dachau. But does its live action/animation blend work?
Xbox Series X and Series S streaming apps confirmed
by Andy Bassett
Microsoft recently posted a blog article confirming the home entertainment streaming apps that will be available for its latest consoles and the list includes the Disney+ streaming service, Apple TV, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
If you’re reading this thinking that a period drama series about a female teenage chess prodigy isn’t for you, hold on a second. The Queen’s Gambit might have a very niche premise, but you definitely don’t need to be a Grandmaster to be hooked…
Pearl Studios, the Chinese production company behind Abominable, teams up with Netflix Animation for its second movie, a familiar-feeling but no less engaging romp into Chinese mythology, which has more than a little Tron: Legacy-lite at its core.
Winter’s here, nights are longer and Covid-19 just won’t go away. The good news is that Netflix is one way of forgetting about the woes of the outside world and it’s clear the streaming giant intends to ramp up its Christmas feel good content in a big way.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Premiere (Netflix) TV Show Review
by Cas Harlow
Star Trek: Discovery premieres its third season without any sign of the actual Discovery, leaving the show - and the constipatedly earnest lead character of Burnham - free from the shackles of formula, and with a great new co-star to keep her in check.
The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix) TV Show Review
by Tom Davies
Mike Flanagan steps back to produce the second season of his successful 'The Haunting of...' anthology. But between a poorly observed script and terminal lack of scares, it's unlikely to match the popularity of its predecessor.
Twenty-eight films into their 4-film distribution deal with Adam Sandler, and Netflix churns out another harmless bit of all-star nonsense, repurposing a spin on Sandler's Waterboy character for this very mildly engaging stupidity.
Picked up by Netflix just two weeks after it hit cinemas, the indie drama Rocks is a magnificent slice of raw teen life that would sit comfortably alongside the likes of The Florida Project and Fish Tank.
Netflix's franchise-in-the-making adaptation of the first book in Nancy Springer's Enola Holmes series affords us the teen-centric Sherlock movie nobody asked for, but also gives Millie Bobby Brown another opportunity to utterly shine.
Updated 24-Sep-2020: September gave us a pretty good choice of new Netflix shows and films and, moving into the last quarter of 2020, the world’s number one streaming service looks to be keeping up its game for October.
More American Horror Story than anything even tangentially related to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ryan Murphy's Ratched is full of Bernard Herrmann's sound and Sarah Paulson's fury, but offers nothing new, and plenty old.
I'm Thinking of Ending Things (Netflix) Movie Review
by Tom Davies
Charlie Kaufman returns with an adaptation of Iain Reid's mind and genre-bending novel and it's his most assured directorial effort yet. A film about wanting to break up with someone...Sort of...Not really.