Tag : netflix

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

9 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

10 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

Don’t Worry, It’s Only The End of the F***ing World

10 months ago / 0 comments

When “The End of the F***ing World” popped up as suggestion on Netflix, I did not think I would like it and merely put it on as something to watch in the background, as something that would not distract me from all the things I needed to do. I was … Read More

The Return of The Crown: A Jewel of Netflix

10 months ago / 0 comments

The return of The Crown was highly anticipated and it didn’t disappoint. It was just as well-acted as season one, with Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth, Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret to name a few of an excellent cast. The script and storyline were … Read More

‘We’re Never Free’: Dark Review

11 months ago / 0 comments

The recently aired Netflix show ‘Dark’ is quite simply incredible. It was perhaps the ten most confusing hours of my life and, even while questioning core concepts like time and the universe, it was a startling introduction into the lives of four families after two boys go missing. It’s set … Read More

Netflix’s The Sinner: An Enthralling Watch

11 months ago / 0 comments

Based on the novel by Petra Hammesfahr, The Sinner follows Cora Tannetti (Jessica Biel), whose life spirals out of control after she commits a seemingly senseless murder in broad daylight. As she tries to unravel the psychological layers behind her crime with the help of the gruff, troubled Detective Harry … Read More

Love the Art but Hating the Artist?

12 months ago / 0 comments

In light of the recent allegations of predatory sexual behaviour made against Kevin Spacey, amongst the many issues that have arisen is the question of: Is it ok for fans to still enjoy Spacey’s work in House of Cards? Sadly, the revelation that a ‘Great Artist’ is in fact an … Read More

Netflix and the Serialised Television Phenomenon

1 year ago / 0 comments

Where TV series of old tended to stick more rigidly to a procedural format, telling their stories within self-contained episodes, we’ve begun to see more and more shows embrace serialised storytelling. Arts Editor, Mikhail Hanafi, explores the trend. With shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Game of Thrones weaving … Read More

Film Fans Wave Goodbye to Another Rental Service

1 year ago / 0 comments

As rates of digitalisation continue to soar, cinephiles have once again been forced to bid farewell to a fond old friend. Amazon-owned postal DVD renting service ‘LoveFilm’ ceased to trade on the 31st October, a popular day known for its celebration of Halloween and consequent heavy focus on films from … Read More

Stranger Things 2: The World Turned Upside Down

1 year ago / 0 comments

To quote a rather appropriate 1980s supernatural horror sequel, they’re back! Last week saw us welcomed back to the town of Hawkins, Indiana, where things are indeed stranger… It’s 1984, and, while it has been almost a year since the events of Stranger Things Season One, the consequences of the … Read More