• 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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    Johnny English Strikes Again 4K Blu-ray Review

    Some 15 years after the original, Rowan Atkinson returns to one of his two defining film franchises for more James Bond spoof antics, afforded a 4K release here that the US does not get.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 20, 2019 at 9:18 AM

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    Netflix's The Umbrella Academy Season 1 Review

    What would happen if Alan "Watchmen" Moore wrote a Gothic version of X-Men? Netflix's adaptation of The Umbrella Academy is stylish, dark, creepy, quirky and pretty compelling.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 16, 2019 at 12:16 PM

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    Hunter Killer 4K Blu-ray Review

    Gerard Butler's Hunter Killer delivers surprisingly entertaining sub action in 4K, with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos to boot.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 15, 2019 at 3:41 PM

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    Picnic Blu-ray Review

    Eureka Entertainment bring the Oscar Nominated 1955 adaptation of William Inge's acclaimed play, Picnic, to UK Blu-ray.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 14, 2019 at 4:23 PM

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    The Expanse Season 3 Review

    The Expanse has the potential to be sci-fi's answer to Game of Thrones, hitting its stride in season 3 for a frequently epic ride.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 14, 2019 at 7:39 AM

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    Before We Vanish Blu-ray Review

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa's latest is a quirky blend of whimsy, pre-and-post-apocalyptic sci-fi and human melodrama, earning a strong Arrow release.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 10, 2019 at 9:47 AM

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    Das Boot Season 1 Review

    Sky Atlantic's 'sequel' series to the classic 1981 Das Boot proves to be more like a soft reboot, but is no less enjoyable for it.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 10, 2019 at 9:47 AM

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    The Lego Movie 2 Review

    Everything is (almost) awesome as the band get back together for the first proper Lego Movie sequel.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 9, 2019 at 1:49 PM

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    Netflix's High Flying Bird Review

    More than just a sharp sports drama, Steven Soderbergh's iPhone-shot High Flying Bird has socio-political teeth.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 8, 2019 at 8:16 PM

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    Human Desire Blu-ray Review

    Fritz 'Metropolis' Lang's 1954 remake of Jean Renoir's La Bête Humaine is a classic dark film noir making its UK Blu-ray debut courtesy of Eureka

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 8, 2019 at 8:38 AM

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    A Star is Born 4K Blu-ray Review

    Bradley Cooper delivers a dazzling directorial debut, catapulting Lady Gaga to Big Screen stardom and making for an excellent Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos enhanced 4K package.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 8, 2019 at 8:19 AM

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    Bad Times at the El Royale 4K Blu-ray Review

    A great little throwback to 90s multi-narrative Tarantino-style movies, Drew 'Cabin in the Woods' Goddard's latest marks the first HDR10+ release, looking great, and boasting a superb Atmos track too.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 5, 2019 at 8:21 AM

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    Netflix's Russian Doll Season 1 Review

    Netflix's Russian Doll allows creator/star Natasha Lyonne to take a stand-up comedy-style approach to trying to find a way out of being trapped in an endless Groundhog Day.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 3, 2019 at 11:13 AM

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    Netflix's Nightflyers Season 1 Review

    Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin's sci-fi horror Nightflyers plays out like a long-form version of Event Horizon.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 3, 2019 at 11:10 AM

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    Netflix's Velvet Buzzsaw Review

    Director Dan Gilroy and star Jake Gyllenhaal re-team after Nightcrawler for this ostensible satire on the art world which soon descends into supernatural horror.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 1, 2019 at 4:36 PM

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    Blindspotting Blu-ray Review

    The lyrical drama Blindspotting affords an impressively balanced blend of comic irony, social satire, tense drama and poetic prose.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 31, 2019 at 7:37 AM

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    Mile 22 Blu-ray Review

    Director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg run-and-gun in their fourth collaboration, the derivative but does-what-it-says-on-the-tin Mile 22.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 29, 2019 at 7:40 AM

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    Tin Star Season 2 Review

    The ever-underrated Tim Roth returns for a second season of the mystery crime drama, Tin Star.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 26, 2019 at 8:05 AM

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    Destroyer Review

    Nicole Kidman goes dark for an almost unrecognisable turn in the noir crime thriller, Destroyer

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 26, 2019 at 8:04 AM

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    Netflix's Polar Review

    Mads Mikkelsen goes John Wick for Netflix in this painfully excessive new comic book adaptation.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 25, 2019 at 5:53 PM

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    Crazy Rich Asians 4K Blu-ray Review

    The all-American-Asian-cast, Singapore set Crazy Rich Asians blends My Big Fat Greek Wedding with Meet the Parents for the social media generation, with a great looking 4K release.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 22, 2019 at 8:12 AM

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    A Simple Favour 4K Blu-ray Review

    A Simple Favour may be Gone Girl-lite, similarly falling down on the last hurdle, but it affords some delectable deceptions, particularly in 4K.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 21, 2019 at 6:31 PM

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    Netflix's The Punisher Season 2 Review

    After the cancellations of Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, this may well be the last season of one of Netflix's strongest Marvel properties - but at least it goes out on a high.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 21, 2019 at 9:06 AM

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    Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Review

    Following the fall of the film franchise, the strongest Trek property returns for its second season with a superb opener.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 19, 2019 at 4:59 PM

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    Netflix's IO Review

    IO proves a nice if slight little sci-fi distraction, with its ostensible similarities to Oblivion and The Martian, albeit drawn on a Netflix scale.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM

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    Netflix's Close Review

    The original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Noomi Rapace, hits the target with her third Netflix movie, the bodyguard thriller Close.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM

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    True Detective Season 3 Review

    True Detective returns to the multiple timeline glories of its first season with this decades-spanning missing persons case.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 18, 2019 at 9:40 AM

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    The Nun Blu-ray Review

    The Conjuring, Annabelle, and now The Nun, expanding out James Wan's highly successful paranormal franchise, but still not earning a 4K release in the UK.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 12, 2019 at 4:05 PM

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    Titans Season 1 Review

    Hitting Netflix full throttle, the Teen Titans franchise drops the 'Teen' to go adult for this surprisingly brutal new DC TV show.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 11, 2019 at 5:19 PM

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    Alpha Blu-ray Review

    Journey back to the last Ice Age with this survival adventure, as Alpha comes to Blu-ray.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 9, 2019 at 7:04 AM

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