Tag : netflix

Suspenseful, eerie and disturbing: Calibre review

1 month ago / 0 comments

Calibre, a recently-released Netflix thriller, was exactly what it was advertised to be. It was suspenseful, eerie and the undercurrent of tension built to a disturbing crescendo at the right moments. What begins as an unfortunate accident during a hunting trip in the Scottish Highlands swiftly deteriorates into something much … Read More

Jessica Jones Season 2 AKA The season of the female anti hero

6 months ago / 0 comments

Back in 2015 the first season of Jessica Joneswas released to critical acclaim and positive reviews. Part of what made the first season so praised was it’s engaging anti heroine and its use of a superhero story to examine issues like sexual assault, PTSD, and power. The recently released Season … Read More

REVIEW: Altered Carbon

6 months ago / 0 comments

This new high-concept science fiction on Netflix takes old tropes and turns them into something fresh and compelling. Altered Carbon is based on the premise that people have their consciousness downloaded onto a disc, which allows them to be ‘re-sleeved’ into another body upon their death for a price. The … Read More

REVIEW: Flint Town

6 months ago / 0 comments

Filmed from above, a dark police car rolls noiselessly along a snow-covered track. Streetlights above reveal the road to be quiet and deserted. A crackly voice issuing from a police radio breaks the silence: “We have a male, white, wearing a Michigan State hoodie down in a driveway, semi-conscious… we … Read More

Women Behind Bars

6 months ago / 0 comments

Netflix original Girls Incarcerated plays out less like a documentary series and more like a coming of age reality show – but this is not a negative. It gives us in depth insight into the teenagers’ characters and backgrounds which aids in dismantling the stigma around young offenders. Girls Incarcerated … Read More

Fact, Fantasy, Fallacy?

7 months ago / 0 comments

Stephanie Bennett dissects the cultural phenomenon of historical dramatisations. With the recent popular televisation of Netflix’s The Crown and ITV’s Victoria, certain pertinent questions spring to mind stemming from such adaptations of history. Historical dramas, despite their misleading names, tend to rewrite and sensationalise aspects to such an extent that … Read More

Can You Beat a BBC Drama?

7 months ago / 0 comments

Is Netflix’s increasing focus on original drama set to threaten BBC supremacy? BBC dramas have long been the jewel in the crown of British television and the BBC iPlayer’s recent gift of ‘Box Sets’ has meant that the programmes are more accessible and exciting than ever. The British Broadcasting Corporation … Read More

Nuzzle into Netflix this Valentines

8 months ago / 0 comments

Valentines Day has arrived and you’re without a date? Stick Netflix on. How are you going to get through that annual slog of a day, the one consisting of vomit-inducing Facebook posts, happiness and love whilst you’re alone on your sofa? Well it costs £5.99 a month and it’s called … Read More

How the mighty have fallen – the tragic decline of Netflix’s film selection

8 months ago / 0 comments

The competition between streaming services for film quality is becoming a battle of the titans and Netflix is being punched repeatedly in the stomach. This year’s big Christmas addition on Netflix was Love Actually. On Amazon Prime it was It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s hard to find a better way … Read More

A Bright Light in Netflix’s Library

8 months ago / 0 comments

Netflix’s big-budget Will Smith flick is enjoyable, but unremarkable. As far as action and fantasy films go, the recently-added film Bright on Netflix was rather good. It was funny throughout, with some of the witty quips between the two protagonists, human Scott Ward (Will Smith) and orc Nick Jakoby (Joel … Read More