Cas Harlow works as the movie review coordinator for AVForums and is responsible for all the cinema, streaming, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray content. He also organises the movie coverage, PR screenings, PR discs and competitions, and produces reviews and articles for the site, as well as participating in the podcasts.
Cas has been reviewing movie content and discs for over 20 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-practising Barrister and practicing Solicitor and has a degree in Electronic Engineering and a Postgrad in Law.
Disaster movie maestro Roland Emmerich delivers a greatest hits effort here with his epic 2012, which can't really be faulted for doing exactly what it says on the tin, and provides a pretty effective experience in 4K with Dolby Atmos
Hitting that perfect emotional note once again, this sublime visual and tonal companion-piece to Inside Out sees Disney/Pixar dig deep for further reflections on mortality following their excellent work on Onward and Coco.
The success of this tremendous pre-Matrix superhero actioner basically kicked Marvel into high gear, with an effortlessly cool Wesley Snipes slicing and dicing with the edge of a blade, earning a superb native 4K release with one hell of a bass-laden Atmos track.
At the height of his critical and commercial success, Coming to America was a fabulous spin on the romantic comedy genre, highlighting Eddie Murphy's multi-role versatility, and earning a gorgeous UHD release with native 4K and Dolby Vision.
South African-born Australian filmmaker Seth Larney works some sporadically impressive magic to bring his sophomore sci-fi feature to life with scale beyond its indie budget, telling a competent time travel yarn that, above all, showcases a promising future for this young filmmaker.
The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Blu-ray Review
by Cas Harlow
Attempting to reposition the third movie as less a sequel and more an epilogue, Coppola's new 'Coda' cut isn't drastically different, but does afford an opportunity to revisit this often maligned entry.
Katsuhiro Otomo's 1988 cyberpunk classic is arguably one of the greatest anime features ever created, earning itself a gorgeous native 4K presentation in a set that is not without its potentially deal-breaking drawbacks.
Writer/director Max Winkler (yes, son of the The Fonz) doesn't quite hit third time lucky with his latest, an indie rehash of familiar boxing/fighter/brother dramas with earnest performances from Charlie Hunnam and Jack O'Connell.
Darren Aronofsky's visually magnificent but brutally unflinching look at drowning in drug addiction celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a gorgeous native 4K release boasting both Dolby Vision and Atmos.
Eddie Murphy's big break into superstardom was an unlikely leading role which was basically moulded into an improvised Murphy vehicle to genius effect, impressing in its UHD debut thanks to a native 4K transfer with Dolby Vision.
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.
Paul Verhoeven's classic 1990 sci-fi action-thriller, Total Recall, is one of Schwarzenegger's all-time best movies, earning itself a stunning native 4K release courtesy of Studiocanal, complete with Dolby Vision and Atmos.
Agents of SHIELD Season 7 (Disney+) TV Show Review
by Cas Harlow
Marvel's longest running TV property goes out with a bang, packing some superbly entertaining time-travel shenanigans into its 13-episode final run and signing off with some fitting, albeit bittersweet, closure.
As we painfully await Denis Villeneuve's hopefully epic adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune, there's no better time to revisit this surprisingly good TV miniseries sequel, based on Herbert's later Dune novels.
After superb work on Pitch Black, Arrow turns its hand to Abel Ferrara's underrated 1990 crime epic, King of New York, with a career-high Christopher Walken, and gives it some native 4K Dolby Vision love.
Based on the Chinese fable, The Legend of The White Snake, this debut directorial feature is a striking animation which enjoys its wuxia aspirations and delivers some superb action, almost balancing the interests of children and adults alike.
Launched in time for the fireworks - Election or otherwise - the Wachowskis' follow-up to The Matrix trilogy, an adaptation of Alan Moore's seminal, politically-infused dystopian thriller, earns an impressive native 4K release with Atmos.