15 August 2016
14 August 2016
Batman v Superman, there's evidence the studio has tinkered with Suicide Squad a little too much. It feels over-edited and messy, and it's full of plot holes. It has its moments and isn't an outright disaster, but it also doesn't really work. For more, read my full review for Frame Rated.
1 August 2016
the best show you're not watching. There's a strong chance that's still true. The show's third season recently arrived on Netflix, and it's the most impressive one yet. BoJack continues to balance sharp humour and honest emotional storytelling with skill, and it makes for highly rewarding viewing. I've reviewed Season 3 for Frame Rated, read my verdict here.
30 July 2016
While I reviewed the pilot and did a quick roundup review for all the DC superhero TV shows, I hadn't done a full review of Supergirl's first season until now. I've been largely impressed by the show, and even if it has sometimes been uneasy it has grown into a confident and worthwhile superhero adventure that is well worth watching. Head on over to Frame Rated to read my review of the whole first season, just in time for the DVD release.
26 July 2016
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it’s the job of Justin Lin to deliver the third instalment in the revived Star Trek film franchise. Lin’s directing does not disappoint in the slightest, as Star Trek Beyond embodies the very best of what the previous two films had to offer, making for an exciting space romp that has no shortage of gripping action, meaningful character arcs and strong thematic undertones.
25 July 2016
Read my full review at Frame Rated.
18 July 2016
For more, see my full review for Frame Rated.
17 July 2016
28 June 2016
Game of Thrones ever. This is both because it finally gives us moments we’ve been waiting years to see, and because it conveys its revelations powerfully, with thematic unity and through a narrative that feels singular and purposeful in a way the show so rarely gets to be. It’s an episode that successfully calms any doubts about whether the series knows what it’s doing, too, bringing its key characters into important and climactic positions as it gets ready for the endgame.
27 June 2016
Orphan Black showrunners have talked in the past about how they have a plan for five seasons of the show. True to their word, it was recently announced that the series will be ending after next season, making this its penultimate year. This season has focused less on broadening the world of Orphan Black (which is what last season seemed to be all about) but more on focusing on the characters, examining the past and getting a really close look at the true villainy of Neolution that has been the shadowy enemy throughout.
26 June 2016
my full review over at Frame Rated.
25 June 2016
24 June 2016
Here’s my full review of the final season for Frame Rated.
20 June 2016
Game of Thrones there is at least one episode where it’s all about the spectacle, and both the show and the books have both always found really effective ways of blending the massive action with real emotion, stakes and very human character moments. That holds true even as the series gives us its largest battle yet in this episode, which appears to use up the vast majority of the budget for the season as the army led by Jon Snow finally comes up against Ramsay Bolton in a bid to recapture Winterfell.