• Cas Harlow

    Blu-ray Reviewer

    Cas Harlow works as the Movie Review Co-ordinator for AVForums and is responsible for all the Cinema, Streaming, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray content, organising the movie coverage, PR screenings, PR discs and competitions, and producing reviews and articles for the site, as well as participating in the podcasts.

    Cas has been reviewing movie content and discs for over 15 years, is an avid film buff and is our resident movies expert, having reviewed several thousand titles both on the Big and Small Screen, across DVD, HD DVD, Blu-ray and now Ultra HD Blu-ray. Cas is also a non-practicing Barrister and practicing Solicitor and has a degree in Electronic Engineering and a Postgrad in Law.

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    Netflix's How It Ends Review

    Continuing their trend of providing exceptional value for money but still little better than average original films, the post-apocalyptic thriller How It Ends is a solid midweek night-in movie.

    by Cas Harlow, Jul 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM

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    Incredibles 2 Review

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol director Brad Bird returns to the animated realm for a long-gestating sequel to the superb Pixar film, 2004's The Incredibles.

    by Cas Harlow, Jul 14, 2018 at 1:01 PM

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    Mission: Impossible - Fallout Review

    A superb sequel to the tremendous Rogue Nation, the Mission: Impossible series gets better and better, with Fallout one of the best summer blockbusters of the year.

    by Cas Harlow, Jul 13, 2018 at 7:57 AM

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    You Were Never Really Here Blu-ray Review

    Taxi Driver meets Man on Fire by way of Nicolas Winding Refn in Lynne Ramsey's Joachim Phoenix-starring minor masterpiece, You Were Never Really Here

    by Cas Harlow, Jul 12, 2018 at 7:44 AM

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    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 4K Blu-ray Review

    Changing gears once again, the Mission: Impossible series hits hard with Christopher McQuarrie's Rogue Nation, the perfect 4K watch before his upcoming follow-up, Fallout.

    by Cas Harlow, Jul 11, 2018 at 7:19 AM

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    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 4K Blu-ray Review

    Almost directed by J.J. Abrams as a sequel to his third entry, Brad Bird's Ghost Protocol remains a larger-than-life blockbuster which rejuvenated the then-flagging franchise, and which stuns even more in 4K.

    by Cas Harlow, Jul 10, 2018 at 7:44 AM

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    Red Sparrow 4K Blu-ray Review

    Jennifer Lawrence's spy thriller star vehicle Red Sparrow is a surprisingly dark and brutal affair, which makes for a stunning native 4K, Atmos-enhanced release.

    by Cas Harlow, Jul 9, 2018 at 7:40 AM

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    The Butterfly Tree Review

    The directorial debut of Australian filmmaker Priscilla Cameron is a glittery, dream-like affair which unfortunately shows just how much worse a Baz Luhrmann film could be with no budget.

    by Cas Harlow, Jul 9, 2018 at 7:38 AM

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    Jack Reacher 4K Blu-ray Review

    This cracking detective thriller introduces the cinematic world to one of the greatest hardboiled characters ever created, and impresses with its 4K bow.

    by Cas Harlow, Jul 8, 2018 at 7:16 AM

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    Mission: Impossible III 4K Blu-ray Review

    Putting an Alias-style spin on the Mission: Impossible franchise, J.J. Abram's tense third entry boasts a series-best villain in Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and looks suitably impressive in 4K.

    by Cas Harlow, Jul 8, 2018 at 7:16 AM

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    Lady Bird Blu-ray Review

    Greta Gerwig's high school senior year-in-the-life-of, Lady Bird, is a fabulously authentic little coming-of-age drama with Saoirse Ronan on top form.

    by Cas Harlow, Jul 7, 2018 at 11:49 AM

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    I, Tonya Blu-ray Review

    The gritty, darkly witty biography of figure-skater Tonya Harding provides a tremendous acting vehicle for star Margot Robbie

    by Cas Harlow, Jul 6, 2018 at 8:15 AM

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    Game Night Blu-ray Review

    A murder mystery-style party gets out of hand in the surprisingly fun Game Night

    by Cas Harlow, Jul 5, 2018 at 10:12 AM

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    Mission: Impossible II 4K Blu-ray Review

    Continuing our look at the new 4K releases of the Mission: Impossible films, next up is John Woo's ballistic slo-mo action sequel.

    by Cas Harlow, Jul 4, 2018 at 8:01 AM

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    Mission: Impossible 4K Blu-ray Review

    With Fallout just around the corner, it's the perfect time to investigate the 4K Mission: Impossible set, starting with De Palma's thrilling first entry.

    by Cas Harlow, Jul 3, 2018 at 8:49 AM

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    The Endless Blu-ray Review

    Arrow Films laps up the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired micro-budget sci-fi horror, The Endless, delivering it with a great little Blu-ray package that includes an entire second movie.

    by Cas Harlow, Jul 2, 2018 at 7:25 AM

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    Netflix's Calibre Review

    Best Picture at the Edinburgh Film Festival, Netflix secures a gem of a thriller with this taut directorial debut

    by Cas Harlow, Jun 30, 2018 at 11:11 AM

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    Sicario 2: Soldado Review

    The sequel to Villeneuve's sleeper hit expands the first film's tense thrills into all-out gang war, with Benicio del Toro reaping the whirlwind in Sicario 2.

    by Cas Harlow, Jun 29, 2018 at 10:51 PM

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    Netflix's Tau Review

    The David S. Goyer-produced Maika Monroe-starring Netflix Original Film, Tau, provides claustrophobic Friday night sci-fi thrills.

    by Cas Harlow, Jun 29, 2018 at 12:02 PM

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    The Addiction Blu-ray Review

    Arrow Video pick up Abel Ferrara's 1995 vampire flick The Addiction and deliver it with a 4K remastered Blu-ray package.

    by Cas Harlow, Jun 27, 2018 at 4:13 PM

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    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Blu-ray Review

    Criterion expand their Wes Anderson collection with the tremendous Life Aquatic, afforded an excellent 4K-remastered Blu-ray package

    by Cas Harlow, Jun 26, 2018 at 10:26 AM

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    Preacher - Season 3 Review

    Paving the way for the likes of American Gods and the upcoming The Boys, the Amazon Studios adaptation of the very adult graphic novel series, Preacher, enters its third season.

    by Cas Harlow, Jun 25, 2018 at 4:10 PM

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    Shooter - Season 3 Review

    Netflix's Shooter returns for a third season with plenty of loose ends to tie up after an off-screen accident brought the last season to an abrupt close.

    by Cas Harlow, Jun 23, 2018 at 7:04 AM

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    Marvel's Luke Cage - Season 2 Review

    Following the second seasons of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, the team-up of The Defenders and the debut of The Punisher, Marvel's Luke Cage gets another run at cleaning up Harlem.

    by Cas Harlow, Jun 22, 2018 at 4:43 PM

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    Goliath - Season 2 Review

    The Amazon Studios show, Goliath, saw Billy Bob Thornton win a Golden Globe, entering its sophomore year with another underdog conspiracy.

    by Cas Harlow, Jun 16, 2018 at 10:08 AM

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    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Blu-ray Review

    Criterion adopt Taxi Driver writer Paul Schrader's visually opulent, Philip Glass-scored Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    by Cas Harlow, Jun 13, 2018 at 7:00 AM

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    Black Panther 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    Whilst reeling from Infinity War and waiting for Ant-Man 2, there's plenty of time to revisit the third Marvel entry of 2018 with this spectacular Black Panther 4K Blu-ray release.

    by Cas Harlow, Jun 11, 2018 at 11:21 AM

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    Sense8: The Series Finale Review

    Creatively compelling but narratively underdeveloped, the Wachowskis' emotional orgy, Sense8, was innovative, eccentric, and an acquired taste, and now it comes to an end.

    by Cas Harlow, Jun 9, 2018 at 7:49 AM

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    Get Shorty: Season 1 Review

    Elmore Leonard's Get Shorty gets reinvented for the small screen in this darkly witty crime drama that's a lot better than you might expect

    by Cas Harlow, Jun 8, 2018 at 6:21 AM

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    Journey's End Blu-ray Review

    Released 100 years after the events that it depicts, the war drama Journey's End is a strong little World War One film.

    by Cas Harlow, Jun 3, 2018 at 5:17 PM

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