Tom Davies

Tom is a collector. That's his excuse for owning six copies of The Hobbit. When the amount of physical media in his house becomes too much, he moves house.

If you have a question about comics, films or music, he can probably answer it.

He accepts that magnetic tape is a trash medium but won't throw out all his VHS movies and audio cassettes.

His opinions on film are consistently right.

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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Your Honor (Sky/NowTV) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Your Honor (Sky/NowTV) TV Show Review
    Showtime’s hyper-tense tragedy starring Bryan Cranston and Michael Stuhlbarg comes to Sky and NowTV, over-promising at the outset and then struggling valiantly to deliver.  
    6
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    Wrong Turn (2021) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Wrong Turn (2021) Movie Review
    Retooled by Alan B McElroy, the screenwriter of the original Wrong Turn, the picture on this remake is very comfortably in focus for 110 minutes.  
    4
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    News of the World (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    News of the World (Netflix) Movie Review
    Paul Greengrass and Luke Davies adapt the Paulette Jiles book for the screen in a near perfectly crafted Western.  
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    Bliss (Amazon) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Bliss (Amazon) Movie Review
    Mike Cahill's new high-concept romance for Amazon is big on ideas but small on detail. But can Owen Wilson hold it all together?  
    5
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    ZeroZeroZero (Sky/NowTV) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    ZeroZeroZero (Sky/NowTV) TV Show Review
    A full year after its release to the rest of the world, the labyrinthine crime drama washes up on our shores with 5 tons of cocaine and a score to settle.  
    8
  • Movies & TV Review

    47

    Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 1 (Amazon) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 1 (Amazon) TV Show Review
    Lower Decks is silly Star Trek fandom that serves up a basket of Easter-eggs with a plot hidden somewhere inside. And that’s okay.  
    6
  • Movies & TV Review

    110

    Outside the Wire (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Outside the Wire (Netflix) Movie Review
    Netflix is at it again, hoaxing us into watching their actiony nonsense. I thought this one looked quite fun. Will I never learn?  
    4
  • Movies & TV Review

    463

    WandaVision Premiere (Disney+) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    WandaVision Premiere (Disney+) TV Show Review
    Marvel takes some big swings with its long-awaited first serialised entry into the MCU and asks many more questions than it answers.  
    9
  • Movies & TV News

    75

    Top Ten New TV Shows of 2020

    by Tom Davies
    Top Ten New TV Shows of 2020
    A genuinely great year for TV, picking the 10 best has almost completely stumped us...so inevitably we got the order wrong. OH WELL!  
  • Movies & TV News

    70

    Top 10 Best Movies of 2020

    by Tom Davies
    Top 10 Best Movies of 2020
    2020 has been a tough old year for cinema, and while that's led to a scarcity of blockbuster spectacle, we certainly haven't been deprived of quality filmmaking.  
  • Movies & TV Review

    11

    Falling Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Falling Movie Review
    Viggo Mortensen’s move behind the camera to write, direct, produce (and score!) is a semi-autobiographical story of a son caring for his elderly father and brings back Lance Henriksen in a career defining performance.  
    8
  • Movies & TV Review

    12

    The Good Lord Bird (Sky) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Good Lord Bird (Sky) TV Show Review
    If Showtime's dramatisation of the life of a religious abolitionist and his ill-fated plan to lead a bloody capture of the US arsenal doesn't sound like it might be a laugh a minute, I think I might be able to change your mind!  
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  • Movies & TV Review

    35

    The Liberator (Netflix) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Liberator (Netflix) TV Show Review
    Jeb 'Die Hard' Stuart's new project for Netflix is the story of one of the Second World War's most diverse units and its harrowing and brutal 500 day trek from Sicily to Dachau. But does its live action/animation blend work?  
    8
  • Movies & TV Review

    48

    Truth Seekers (Amazon) Season One TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Truth Seekers (Amazon) Season One TV Show Review
    Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are back with a supernatural comedy. Don't compare it to Shaun of the Dead. Just enjoy it! Stop it! You're doing it right now!  
    7
  • Movies & TV Review

    8

    Rebecca (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Rebecca (Netflix) Movie Review
    Netflix's Rebecca: A film about being haunted by the memory of someone with your title who is far more beloved than you and whose standards you can never live up to. Yikes. Meta.  
    5
  • Movies & TV Review

    Blumhouse's Nocturne (Amazon) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Blumhouse's Nocturne (Amazon) Movie Review
    Blumhouse saves the best for last as its mostly underwhelming quartet, ‘Welcome to the Blumhouse,’ draws to a close for 2020.  
    7
  • Movies & TV Review

    79

    The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix) TV Show Review
    Mike Flanagan steps back to produce the second season of his successful 'The Haunting of...' anthology. But between a poorly observed script and terminal lack of scares, it's unlikely to match the popularity of its predecessor.  
    4
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    Saint Maud Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Saint Maud Movie Review
    A24 presents a smart psycho-religious horror from newcomer Rose Glass. Has the distributor that can do no wrong struck gold again?  
    8
  • Movies & TV Review

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    Blumhouse's Black Box (Amazon) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Blumhouse's Black Box (Amazon) Movie Review
    The first in the Amazon Prime Video Halloween quartet, Welcome to the Blumhouse, sees a father with amnesia struggle with his identity. Is it worth your time? Why, have you got much on at the moment?  
    5
  • Movies & TV Review

    14

    The Comey Rule (Sky) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Comey Rule (Sky) TV Show Review
    Showtime’s two-part drama based on James Comey’s memoir, ‘A Higher Loyalty’ comes to UK screens. And we have the best screens in the UK. The best. Really. No one has better screens than me.  
    6
  • Movies & TV Review

    35

    The Devil All the Time (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Devil All the Time (Netflix) Movie Review
    Antonio Campos dives once again into the causes and repercussions of trauma with his adaptation of Donald Ray Pollock's deconstruction of small-town America's reliance on Christianity.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

    24

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    I'm Thinking of Ending Things (Netflix) Movie Review
    Charlie Kaufman returns with an adaptation of Iain Reid's mind and genre-bending novel and it's his most assured directorial effort yet. A film about wanting to break up with someone...Sort of...Not really.  
    9
  • Movies & TV Review

    115

    The Boys Season 2 (Amazon) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Boys Season 2 (Amazon) TV Show Review
    Amazon's adaptation of Garth Ennis's iconoclastic comic series returns this week with a triple bill of its hilarious, disgusting and hilariously disgusting superhero pastiche.  
    8
  • Movies & TV Review

    61

    Lovecraft Country (Sky/Now) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Lovecraft Country (Sky/Now) TV Show Review
    From creators Misha Green and Jordan Peele comes the most inventive, fun and devastatingly realistic depiction of cosmic horror and civil rights ever seen on TV... you know, compared to the slew of other race conscious, slimy monster shows.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

    30

    The New Mutants Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    The New Mutants Movie Review
    It's the film that's pulling everyone back to the cinema! The film everyone's been waiting for! The most anticipated movie of the year!...What? Is something else out at the moment? Finally, The Not-So-New Mutants. A time capsule for teen stars of yesteryear.  
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    The Vigil Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Vigil Movie Review
    Blumhouse rolls the dice with another first time writer/director in one of its more daring indie offerings, but doesn't quite roll a six. It rolls a 7. Out of 10. It's a D10.  
    7
  • Movies & TV Review

    56

    Cursed Season 1 (Netflix) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Cursed Season 1 (Netflix) TV Show Review
    Based on Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller's gorgeously illustrated Young Adult fantasy novel, Cursed brings Arthurian fantasy to Netflix in a wholly unsatisfying way. At least it's better than Merlin, I guess.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

    19

    The Plot Against America (HBO) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Plot Against America (HBO) TV Show Review
    HBO's adaptation of Philip Roth's alternative history novel comes to Sky Atlantic. Although not as personal a subject to UK viewers, this is another deeply incisive drama from The Wire's David Simon and Ed Burns.  
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  • Movies & TV Article

    4

    A Century of Cinema on Amazon and BFI Player (1970-2020)

    by Tom Davies
    A Century of Cinema on Amazon and BFI Player (1970-2020)
    Welcome back to this trawl through some of the essentials of cinema history available through BFI Player and Amazon Prime. You can't wait to tell me what I've missed this time!  
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    81

    The Old Guard (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Old Guard (Netflix) Movie Review
    Not fat and good at martial arts Charlize Theron stars in The Old Guard, Netflix's newest try at producing a slice of comic-booky, sequel-generating genre fun. Director Gina Prince-Bythewood might have had some higher aspirations than that...  
    7
  • Movies & TV Review

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    Netflix's Warrior Nun Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Netflix's Warrior Nun Season 1 TV Show Review
    Warrior Nun! A warrior who is, quite literally, a nun! Only she's not a nun! Or a warrior really! But the show is pretty great! Read this!  
    8
  • Movies & TV Review

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    Netflix's Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Netflix's Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga Movie Review
    Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams attempt to fill the hole left by the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest this year, and do a pretty decent job of it...eventually.  
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  • Movies & TV Article

    13

    A Century of Cinema on Amazon and BFI Player (1920-1970)

    by Tom Davies
    A Century of Cinema on Amazon and BFI Player (1920-1970)
    The BFI continues to curate an outstanding catalogue of some of the most important films over the last 100 years. Let's have a look at a few of them.  
  • Movies & TV Review

    17

    Amazon's 7500 Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Amazon's 7500 Movie Review
    Joseph Gordon Levitt attempts to prevent both a plane and a film from crashing and burning in Amazon’s latest original movie.  
    6
  • Movies & TV Review

    6

    The King of Staten Island Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    The King of Staten Island Movie Review
    Pete Davidson and Judd Apatow team up to make an uneven but insightful comedy about dealing with life on the bottom rung with a mental health condition.  
    7
  • Movies & TV Review

    23

    Disney Plus's Artemis Fowl Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Disney Plus's Artemis Fowl Movie Review
    Disney cuts its losses on its first film as Artemis Fowl leaves cinema schedules and heads to Disney+. Was it the right decision? Will my review bring this issue up again? Will I ever get to see a good film? Read on!  
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    Netflix's The Last Days of American Crime Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Netflix's The Last Days of American Crime Movie Review
    Olivier Megaton slaps a lukewarm rat down in front of us and expects us to eat it up during lockdown in Netflix's latest action movie based on a shrug some guy once had.  
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    Netflix's Space Force Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Netflix's Space Force Season 1 TV Show Review
    Greg Daniels' second new sitcom in two months hits Netflix with a dream cast and, true to life, its launch doesn't quite go off without a hitch.  
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  • Movies & TV Article

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    Top 10 Horror Movie Classics on Amazon's Shudder

    by Tom Davies
    Top 10 Horror Movie Classics on Amazon's Shudder
    Shudder is available on a 30-day free trial. So, now that you’ve exhausted our Starz recommendations from last month, it would seem to be the perfect time to switch your trial add-on.  
  • Movies & TV Review

    19

    Amazon Prime's Upload Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Amazon Prime's Upload Season 1 TV Show Review
    Amazon provides its own answer to Black Mirror's question: What if technology... but bad? And struggles to justify its own afterlife.  
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