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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    Spider-Man: Far from Home 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Far From Home blends breezy teen road trip with suitably diverting superhero hijinks, and looks great with 4K Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.  
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    It's a Wonderful Life 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Capra's 1946 all-time classic Jimmy Stewart masterpiece gets a whole new lease of life with this stunning 4K Dolby Vision release.  
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    Skyfall 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    In many ways, this was only Craig's second outing as Bond, a suitably personal spy vs. spy battle that absolutely stuns in 4K with Dolby Vision.  
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    Spectre 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Unnecessarily contriving to tie up all of the Craig films in a pretty bow, along with Bond's childhood too for good measure, Spectre at least looks the spectacle in native 4K with Dolby Vision.  
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    Léon - Director's Cut 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Luc Besson's majestic ballet of violence married career-defining performances, exquisite visual flair and a symphonic score to produce a modern classic, and earns a Dolby Vision 4K remaster for its UK bow.  
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    Quantum of Solace 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    An ineffective standalone Bond chapter but a lean, taut and relentless action-finale sequel to the story started in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace earns an inauspicious 4K upgrade.  
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    Casino Royale 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Arguably the definitive Bond, Daniel Craig's stunning debut remains a high point in both the franchise and his own series, earning a solid but hardly spectacular 4K release with Dolby Vision.  
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    Scarface 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Carlito's Way may be the better film of the two, but this earlier Pacino/De Palma outing is still a gangster classic, making its 4K debut in style.  
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    Monty Python's Flying Circus Season 1 Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Monty Python comes to Blu-ray with a restored and remastered set that does the best it can with SD video sources.  
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    Netflix's The King Review

    by Cas Harlow
    David Michod and Joel Edgerton reunite for the director's second Netflix outing, an accomplished, gritty and gripping adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry plays.  
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    Netflix's American Son Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Despite contrived stage-play restrictions, Netflix's port of the Broadway play - complete with the same cast - is an occasionally powerful piece  
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    Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 2 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Amazon's second season of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan heads to South America to kick the hornet's nest in 4K with Atmos.  
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    Universal Soldier 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Studiocanal continues to deliver remastered 'classics' in 4K with Dolby Vision, with this double team from action heavyweights Van Damme and Lundgren, by Roland "Independence Day" Emmerich.  
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    Toy Story 3 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Despite the backroom Disney/Pixar war, Toy Story 3 eventually came out a winner, continuing the franchise's unblemished run, and making for another stellar 4K release.  
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    Terminator Salvation 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Hardly the Rogue One of the Terminator universe, Salvation isn't half bad for a McG movie, enjoys some gritty diversions into the future war against the machines, and impresses on 4K Blu-ray.  
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    DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    One of the most unexpectedly fun spin-offs in the Arrowverse, Legends, turns in a Constantine-driven fourth season.  
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    Netflix's Rattlesnake Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Netflix appears to be hooked on Stephen King thrillers - even the ones not written by him - with this debt-to-the-devil mystery horror a moody diversion.  
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    Netflix's Dolemite Is My Name Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Touted as the best performance from Eddie Murphy in years, Netflix's latest has already had some Oscar buzz, seeing the once-great star return to the limelight and actually have some fun for a change.  
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    Toy Story 2 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    That rare sequel that almost lives up to the original, the first may have set the benchmark high, but Toy Story 2 somehow rose to the challenge, with the improvements in computer animation leaving the 4K release even more impressive.  
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    Toy Story 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The birth of, and arguably the backbone of, Pixar, the first Toy Story may no longer look like the groundbreaking animation it was in 1995, but it remains an animated masterpiece and gets a much-deserved new lease of life in 4K.  
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    Terminator: Dark Fate Review

    by Cas Harlow
    With all the lowered expectations from previously being burned, Dark Fate should come as a mostly pleasant surprise; a competent, tense and aggressive Terminator sequel.  
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    HBO's Watchmen Season 1 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    A decade after the impressive Zack Snyder adaptation of Alan Moore's seminal anti-superhero saga, Watchmen, Damon Lindelhof takes the reins for a spin-off sequel series for HBO.  
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    Brightburn 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    This James "Guardians of the Galaxy" Gunn-produced horror furthers the dark superhero streak Hollywood is enjoying at the moment, but only gets a limited 4K release.  
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    Amazon's Modern Love Season 1 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Surprisingly honest, Amazon's all-star Modern Love provides an anthology of disparate tales which don't need a happy ending to have an impact.  
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    Netflix's Living with Yourself Season 1 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Paul Rudd turns to Netflix series comedy for this offbeat entity, but unfortunately, the beat is a little off.  
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    Frozen 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Hard to distinguish from the phenomenon that it created, Frozen is still a spectacular modern Disney masterpiece, and somehow even more so in stunning 4K with Atmos.  
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    Netflix's Wounds Review

    by Cas Harlow
    With a disconcerting atmosphere and committed performances, it's just a shame that Wounds doesn't ever really develop its effectively creepy 'cursed phone' premise.  
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    Netflix's Eli Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Attempting high concept 11th hour twist horror, but failing on almost all counts, Netflix's record-breaking release schedule this week hits its nadir.  
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    Netflix's The Laundromat Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Despite an all-star cast, Steven Soderbergh spends far too much time preaching from the pulpit in this tired lesson on the corruption of big business, forgetting about the story he's trying to tell in the process.  
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    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review

    by Cas Harlow
    It's still an unexpected but pleasant surprise to have Angelina Jolie's Maleficent back, but Mistress of Evil muddles a decent enough premise and loses some of its dark magic along the way.  
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    Titans Season 1 Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Teen Titans franchise drops the 'Teen' to go adult for this surprisingly brutal DC show, earning a strong Blu-ray release for those who didn't catch it on Netflix.  
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    Red Heat 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Walter Hill's 1988 buddy-buddy actioner, Red Heat, might sit somewhere below both the genre-defining Lethal Weapon and even Hill's earlier 48 Hours, but it's still prime 80s Arnie action, looking better than ever courtesy of another Studiocanal 4K Dolby Vision remaster.  
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    Wonder Woman: Bloodlines Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    As we wait for Wonder Woman 1984, this new adventure makes for a decent addition to the DC animated catalogue.  
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    American Woman Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    A career high performance from Sienna Miller, surely worthy of at least an Oscar nod, leaves this one of the most underrated gems of the year.  
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    Netflix's El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Over a decade after Breaking Bad first landed, and long after it ended with some finality, Netflix's excellent sequel proves there was clearly still some unfinished business to address.  
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    Netflix's Fractured Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Netflix's latest is a mystery/conspiracy thriller with Sam Worthington looking for his family, who nobody else believes exists.  
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    Stephen King's The Stand Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    25 years on and, even remastered from the original film elements with new effects, can the cult classic Stephen King miniseries stand the test of time?  
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    Angel Heart 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Alan Parker's 1987 neo-noir was the best Golden Era Mickey Rourke film, an atmospheric and underrated gem which looks impressive on Studiocanal's DV-enhanced native 4K release.  
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    Amazon's Mr. Robot Season 4 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Inventive, intoxicating, exquisitely shot and scored, and superbly cerebral, Mr. Robot has demanded your attention for four years, but is it any good at goodbyes?  
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    Amazon's Goliath Season 3 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Billy Bob Thornton returns for a superb Chinatown-esque third year of the offbeat legal drama, completing some unfinished business after the off-kilter second season and going toe-to-toe with Dennis Quaid's water-stealing corporate farmer.  
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