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Cas Harlow

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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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Bad Boys for Life Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Over two decades after the franchise was launched, this third effort somewhat unbelievably misses the Michael Bay touch, but it's still nice to have these Boys back.  
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    HBO's The Deuce - The Final Season Review

    by Cas Harlow
    David "The Wire" Simon's decades-spanning exploration of the birth of the porn industry in New York comes to its natural end.  
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    Amazon's Treadstone Season 1 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Ludlum's Bourne books have been adapted into a very different - but largely no less enjoyable - series of films, which take a brief hiatus for some small-screen spy thrills.  
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    Rambo: Last Blood 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Lean and brutal, this may be the weakest Rambo film but Stallone still deserves respect for destroying opponents half his age, the film further impressing in Native 4K with Dolby Vision and Atmos.  
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    It Chapter Two 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The bloated conclusion to 2017's remake is a decent finale with a game adult cast but doesn't quite know when to end, at least earning itself a strong 4K release with Dolby Vision and Atmos.  
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    Cinemax's Jett Season 1 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Carla Gugino headlines - and almost single-handedly holds together - this initially lightweight, eventually addictive, and consistently stylish and graphic noir crime series.  
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    Netflix's DC Titans Season 2 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The second season of DC's grittiest TV series finally lands in the UK on Netflix, but can it live up to the promise shown by the first?  
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    Netflix's Messiah Season 1 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Netflix's mystery drama Messiah has the CIA desperately try to debunk the seeming Second Coming, positing some interesting ideas but ultimately suffering from horrendous pacing and not enough depth.  
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    BBC's Dracula Season 1 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Gatiss & Moffat's colourful updating of Dracula blends horror and classic camp comedy to surprisingly good effect, delivering everything you would expect from the makers of Sherlock.  
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    Netflix's Spinning Out Season 1 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Fresh from swimming with alligators in Crawl, Kaya Scodelario skates with demons in the Black Swan-lite psycho-drama series Spinning Out.  
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    The Gentlemen Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Guy Ritchie's latest is less Lock Stock and more Knives Out; a gangster whodunit that's not as clever as it thinks it is, but is a perfectly entertaining start to the New Year nonetheless.  
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    Top Blockbuster Movies for 2020

    by Cas Harlow
    We take a look forward at ten of the biggest movies that 2020 has to offer.  
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    Doctor Strange 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    One of the last couple of MCU titles to get a 4K upgrade, Marvel's Inception-like introduction to the multiverse is well worth a revisit.  
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    Best TV Shows of 2019

    by Cas Harlow
    We take a look back at ten of the best TV shows of the year.  
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    Netflix's You Season 2 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Netflix's Hannibal-lite returns for more complicated sociopathic relationship woes.  
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  • Movies & TV Article

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    Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays of 2019

    by Cas Harlow
    We take a look back at ten of the best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays of the year.  
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    Best Movies of 2019

    by Cas Harlow
    We take a look back at ten of the best movies of the year.  
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    Netflix's Lost in Space Season 2 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Closing out a fabulous year for sci-fi, the big budget, family friendly Lost in Space reboot provides more overwrought perpetual peril.  
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    BBC's A Christmas Carol Review

    by Cas Harlow
    This Guy Pearce-starring, Tom Hardy/Ridley Scott-produced, Steven "Peaky Blinders" Knight-written adult adaptation of Dickens' classic tale makes for suitably gritty, compelling Christmas viewing.  
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    Netflix's The Witcher Season 1 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Can Netflix do justice to a massively popular quarter-century-running book and video game series, whilst also making it accessible to those who have never even heard of The Witcher?  
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    Netflix's The Two Popes Review

    by Cas Harlow
    A simple dialogue between two disparate Popes provides an electric stage for theological discussions as the Catholic Church is caught up in some of its most controversial moments of the 21st Century.  
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    Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker Review

    by Cas Harlow
    42 years on from A New Hope, do J.J. Abrams' hopes to conclude Disney's trilogy in George Lucas' universe and round out an up-and-down 9-film series satisfy at least a percentage of its demanding fanbase?  
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    Amazon's The Expanse Season 4 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Entering a new frontier, not least thanks to Amazon's rescue of the show, The Expanse returns for 10 more glorious 4K episodes of galaxy-hopping.  
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    Netflix's 6 Underground Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Slo-mo, snappy dialogue, 'splosions, shouting. Michael Bay and Ryan Reynolds give Netflix its loudest, most explosive 'blockbuster'.  
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    Crawl Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Taut and efficient, Crawl does for 'gators what The Shallows did for sharks, cranking up the tension and delivering a solid bit of 88 minute entertainment.  
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    Angel Has Fallen 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The sequel nobody asked for after the last one, Angel gives Butler another shot at delivering throwback thrills in the vein of Olympus, looking and sounding fantastic in Native 4K Dolby Vision with Atmos.  
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    Seven Worlds, One Planet 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The BBC and the legendary Sir David Attenborough give us yet another must-see, jaw-dropping, eye-opening and ultimately heartbreaking look at our planet, making for demo 4K material with Zimmer's score all the more bracing in Atmos.  
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    Apple TV+'s Truth Be Told Season 1 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Apple TV+'s latest addition is a John Grisham-flavoured legal drama with Octavia Spencer's investigative reporter looking into an old case involving Aaron Paul's convicted murderer.  
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    Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Tarantino's 9th is one of the biggest event movies of 2019, a classically styled and suitably epic ode to Hollywood, riding high on its DiCaprio/Pitt bromance.  
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    Jumanji: The Next Level Review

    by Cas Harlow
    After the surprisingly hilarious and innovative Welcome to the Jungle, this excellent sequel capitalises on its two Dannys - Glover and DeVito - for even more hilarity.  
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    Netflix's Marriage Story Review

    by Cas Harlow
    After the excellent Meyerowitz Stories, auteur Noah Baumbach returns to Netflix for another superbly incisive drama, bringing Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver along for the brutal ride.  
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    Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    20 years in the making, Zack Snyder's adaptation of Alan Moore's seminal Watchmen is one of the finest superhero comic book movies of all time, getting some Dolby Vision treatment for its UK 4K bow.  
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    Dora and the Lost City of Gold Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Arguably better than anybody could have possibly expected from a live action adaptation of the animated kid's show.  
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    Blinded by the Light Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha bottles underdog minority magic for this Springsteen-inspired coming-of-age drama.  
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    Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    2019's answer to Tango & Cash may be ludicrously overlong and arguably a few decades too late, but it sure looks and sounds stunning in 4K with Dolby Vision and Atmos.  
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    Amazon's The Report Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Amazon's powerful drama, The Report, takes a long, hard look at the CIA's post-9/11 "enhanced interrogation" techniques.  
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    Knives Out Review

    by Cas Harlow
    A nice little throwback murder mystery for modern sensibilities, Rian Johnson hasn't exactly crafted a memorable masterpiece, but he does well to keep even seasoned detective story fans guessing.  
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    Apple TV+'s Servant Season 1 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Apple TV+'s latest series sees The Village's M. Night Shyamalan return to TV for an offbeat Black Mirror-esque mystery drama.  
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    Netflix's The Irishman Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Scorsese, De Niro, Pacino, Keitel, and Pesci - The Irishman is almost everything you could possibly hope for from this long-awaited ensemble gangster epic.  
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    Apple TV+'s The Morning Show Season 1 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Diving headfirst into the #MeToo movement, Apple TV+ flagship drama The Morning Show boasts an all-star cast that leaves it one of the most expensive series of all time, and it's worth it too.  
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