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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    True Detective: Night Country (Sky) Premiere TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    True Detective: Night Country (Sky) Premiere TV Show Review
    True Detective comes to HBO and Sky with a new season and something that many have been asking for since 2014: a return to the quasi-supernatural madness encountered by Rust Cohle and Marty Hart back in Season 1. And it’s a very encouraging start.  
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    Killers of the Flower Moon Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Killers of the Flower Moon Movie Review
    One of Scorsese’s most expansive, both in its visuals and perspectives, Killers of the Flower Moon is a rare film. It’s an example of an old master reflecting on his own limitations and then pushing back against them - NOW AVAILABLE ON APPLE TV.  
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    Poor Things Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Poor Things Movie Review
    A loose adaptation of Alasdair Gray's novel, Poor Things is a perfect confluence of art and message, idea and execution, writing and design, Yorgos Lanthimos follows up his Oscar winning film 'The Favourite' with a bona fide masterpiece.  
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    What If...? Season 2 (Disney+) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    What If...? Season 2 (Disney+) TV Show Review
    What If... Disney had the entire history of Marvel comics and spin offs and alternative takes to play around in and they still decided to just play the hits from the MCU?  
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    Saltburn Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Saltburn Movie Review
    Barry Keoghan shines in Saltburn, the wicked, gorgeous and dizzying second film from Promising Young Woman’s Emerald Fennell. Tearing apart class, wealth, privilege and the institutions we’re taught to respect or aspire to with delirious – and often hilarious – glee in one of the sharpest films of the year. NOW ON AMAZON UK.  
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    Godzilla Minus One Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Godzilla Minus One Movie Review
    When we got arguably the best entry in the series with Shin Godzilla it was hard to accept any other version of the monster would be as thrilling or as surprising. That its immediate live action successor is a rival to those highs makes Yamazaki Takashi’s Godzilla Minus One a near miracle.  
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    Napoleon Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Napoleon Movie Review
    At least avoiding the lowest-hanging fruit, Ridley Scott’s breathtaking command of scenes of historical warfare distract from but don’t negate the core problem with the depiction of the French emperor: that he is ultimately unknowable.  
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    Scott Pilgrim Takes Off (Netflix) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Scott Pilgrim Takes Off (Netflix) TV Show Review
    Everyone’s favourite slightly toxic lovable loser Scott Pilgrim is back. But here's a question: A comic, a movie, a videogame and now an Edgar Wright produced Netflix anime, haven't we seen this story before? Answer: No.  
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    Monarch (Apple TV+) Season 1 Premiere TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Monarch (Apple TV+) Season 1 Premiere TV Show Review
    Apple's Monsterverse TV show delivers intrigue and action in equal measure, but its real strength is the casting of father/son duo Kurt and Wyatt Russell as its lead character. But if none of that is enough to recommend it to you... Godzilla is in it!  
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    The Killer (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Killer (Netflix) Movie Review
    The Killer gives David Fincher an opportunity to round up all the skills he’s honed as a director. But no matter how well-drawn the characters, or how taught the component pieces, disappointingly, it’s all in service of some very tired hitman revenge plot beats.  
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    Loki Season 2 (Disney+) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Loki Season 2 (Disney+) TV Show Review
    Loki’s back. Way too far back. And forward. And most places in between in the return of arguably the most successful (and consequential) of Disney’s Marvel spin-offs. In the first episode of Season 2, Loki can’t stop himself from slipping. But is the show slipping too? UPDATED FOR FULL SEASON  
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    Suitable Flesh Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Suitable Flesh Movie Review
    Rose tinted spectacles on - Suitable Flesh is a movie of a type that feels like it’s fading from consciousness: a video rental gem.  
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    The Changeling (AppleTV+) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Changeling (AppleTV+) TV Show Review
    AppleTV+ dives into the industry of making shows you can just vibe with... but the vibes here are not all good in Kelly Marcel's adaptation of Victor Lavalle's folklore-inspired horror. UPDATED FOR FULL SEASON REVIEW  
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    Blackberry Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Blackberry Movie Review
    What if this wasn’t a story about the heroic rise and tragic fall of the most popular mobile phone? What if this was a group of business illiterates serially failing upwards and, rather than an inspiration, we’re purely in it for the schadenfreude. That…could work.  
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    Boiling Point (BBC) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Boiling Point (BBC) TV Show Review
    Boiling Point is brought back as a four-part BBC drama, and we are invited to step back into those terrifying shoes once again with just one question: how much worse can it be?  
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    Ahsoka (Disney+) Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Ahsoka (Disney+) Season 1 TV Show Review
    Conceived as a continuation of the story of Anakin Skywalker's padawan and later trailed as a live-action continuation of animated hit 'Rebels', is the latest Star Wars TV show too involved in its own lore or can it learn to stand on its own two feet? - UPDATED FOR FULL SEASON  
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    Castlevania: Nocturne (Netflix) Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Castlevania: Nocturne (Netflix) Season 1 TV Show Review
    Castlevania is reborn in Netflix's new animated series 'Nocturne' bringing a whole new cast of demon hunters to hold back the tides of darkness, now threatening to overrun revolutionary France. Can the show carry on without Dracula?  
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    Gen V (Amazon) Season 1 Premiere TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Gen V (Amazon) Season 1 Premiere TV Show Review
    Those waiting to find out about the fallout from the end of season 3 of The Boys will undoubtedly find Gen V a welcome distraction in the meantime. Those less enamored by the franchise’s signature blend of irreverence and extreme violence won’t find much in this spin-off to change their mind.  
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    The Creator Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Creator Movie Review
    Gareth Edwards is a master of spectacle and never has that been more obvious than in the thrilling scope of the best moments of The Creator. But is there anything more to this than the laundry list of influences promised by the trailer?  
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    No One Will Save You (Disney+) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    No One Will Save You (Disney+) Movie Review
    Brian Duffield, he of The Babysitter and then a bunch of exceedingly plain and irritating sci-fi and horror, has had his latest project plonked down on Disney+. And it’s an exceedingly plain and irritating sci-fi horror…just without any dialogue.  
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    Babylon 5: The Road Home Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Babylon 5: The Road Home Movie Review
    After more than 15 years away Babylon 5: The Road Home represents a welcome, if disappointingly lightweight, opportunity to spend time with a sorely missed cast of characters... and it still has a surprise or two up its sleeve.  
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    Good Omens 2 (Amazon) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Good Omens 2 (Amazon) TV Show Review
    Sheen and Tennant reunited again, the end of the world might still be coming for Crowley and Aziraphale in Neil Gaiman's second season of Good Omens, and some divine writing makes it devilishly good fun.  
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    Gran Turismo Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Gran Turismo Movie Review
    If you fancy a trip out to the cinema to see a well-acted but contrived celebration of corporatism…well Air was a few months ago. You’ve left it too late and now you have to watch this smoking pile of wreckage. Gran Turismo, a film about (and presumably by) delusional, greedy idiots.  
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Movie Review
    Mutant Mayhem, quite surprisingly, succeeds at revitalising the forty-year-old franchise with both charm and excitement, and might well be the best the Turtles have ever been.  
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    Talk to Me Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Talk to Me Movie Review
    Keeping up a strong tradition of Australian horror, first timers Danny and Michael Philippou put together a creeping tale of ghosts, possession and addiction that makes up for a lack of daring with an excess of competence.  
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    Futurama Season 11 (Disney+/Star) Premiere TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Futurama Season 11 (Disney+/Star) Premiere TV Show Review
    Good news, everyone! After 10 years and another network change, the crew of the Planet Express return to our screens for ten more episodes, airing in the US on Hulu and in the UK on Disney+. Futurama’s back, baby!  
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    Blood & Gold (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Blood & Gold (Netflix) Movie Review
    A handsome but flimsy western disguised as a war movie (or vice versa) which hits some enjoyably cartoonish grotesquery in its peaks but flounders when it comes to sustaining tension, delivering an uneven but not totally unrewarding bit of Nazi-smashing action.  
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    Restart the Earth Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Restart the Earth Movie Review
    A brisk, inoffensive bit of silly science fiction that trades purely in the recycling of the movies, TV shows and videogames currently in the zeitgeist. This Chinese post-apocalyptic action flick doesn’t attempt anything new, but boy does it ever rattle along.  
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    Beau is Afraid Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Beau is Afraid Movie Review
    Following Hereditary and Midsommar, two dissections of extreme grief draped in the clothing of horror movies, you might expect that Ari Aster could be going for the hat trick of familial loss. Aster knows that, and he wants to use that anticipated reaction to mess with you. If Beau is Afraid has only one message, it’s that Ari Aster wants to mess with you.  
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    Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie (Apple TV+) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie (Apple TV+) Movie Review
    It’s likely to leave no heart untouched but for any of us who spent a deal of our childhood wishing we were Marty McFly it’s a series of devastating gut-punches, revealing what we didn’t know at the time or how long it had been going on.  
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    Star Wars: Visions Season 2 (Disney+) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Star Wars: Visions Season 2 (Disney+) TV Show Review
    Almost uniformly a vast improvement on its first season, Visions finally fulfils its promise offering a rich and creative diversity of style, atmosphere, focus and mood. Star Wars like you’ve never seen it before.  
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    A Good Person (Sky/NOW) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    A Good Person (Sky/NOW) Movie Review
    Returning to writing and directing after a short hiatus, and battling the online reputation of Garden State (a mediocre movie with a great soundtrack), Zach Braff's latest film attempts to craft an answer to the criticisms of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope... the Depressed Goblin Nightmare Girl?  
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    Sweet Tooth Season 2 Premiere (Netflix) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Sweet Tooth Season 2 Premiere (Netflix) TV Show Review
    The long wait is over as one of the best Netflix fantasy dramas returns for its second season. Gus is trapped, Big Man's fate is unclear and Bear is no closer to uncovering the truth. With its propulsive pacing, charming characters and sinister villains, it looks like we're in for another treat.  
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    The Three Musketeers: D'Artagnan Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Three Musketeers: D'Artagnan Movie Review
    Could it be that, after fifty years, we finally have a new adaptation of one of the most exciting books ever written as purely enjoyable as Richard Lester's? Listen, anything has got to be better than whatever it was Paul W.S. Anderson made.  
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    The Last of Us (Sky/NOW) Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Last of Us (Sky/NOW) Season 1 TV Show Review
    As the guitar strums across the opening sequence of Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann's adaptation it's as if the show is making a promise to fans of the acclaimed survival videogame. Can it deliver? *UPDATED FOR FULL SEASON*  
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    Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) Season 2 TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) Season 2 TV Show Review
    After an extended hiatus, Dave Filoni’s continuation of his Clone Wars saga returns to Disney+ settling right back into that groove of being a bit hit and miss. *UPDATED FOR FULL SEASON*  
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    Renfield Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Renfield Movie Review
    The moment we (and I include Nic Cage in that “we”) have all been waiting for. Nic Cage as Dracula. And it’s as deliriously brilliant as you could hope. The rest of the movie? Well now that’s a bit more… I’m trying to think of a Dracula pun here…Batty? Foggy? It’ll come to me.  
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    The Super Mario Bros. Movie Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Super Mario Bros. Movie Movie Review
    Do-do-do do-do DO! … That’s the Mario jingle. I’m not just going insane. Anyway, Mario is back and he’s the most producty product who ever producted. But shove a weird-looking mushroom in my mouth, I sort of don’t really mind that much.  
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    Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Movie Review
    We're back in the cinema with another superhero extravaganza which you'll be able to see on streaming in 2 months. But with perfectly-adequate-director Peyton Reed being given the dubious honour of opening Phase 5 of the MCU - god help us - Quantumania is anything but manic.  
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    The Whale Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Whale Movie Review
    In Darren Aronofsky’s latest, Brendan Fraser brings an enormous amount of heart to a film that otherwise doesn’t have one.  
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