New to Netflix: The Devil all the Time – Sprawling drama fails to match up to its promise as a biblical Americana epic

Generations of families in heartland America face an endless cycle of violence between World War Two and the Vietnam War. Youngster Arvin Russell (Michael Banks Repeta) ages before his time in the face of harrowing childhood events, leaving him a rage-fuelled adolescent (Tom Holland) with a moral compass. After a new preacher (Robert Pattinson) arrives … Continue reading New to Netflix: The Devil all the Time – Sprawling drama fails to match up to its promise as a biblical Americana epic

New to Netflix: i’m thinking of endings things – Seasoned screenwriter Kaufman’s tense, twisting plot runs out of steam

A young woman (Jessie Buckley) embarks on a wintery road trip with her new boyfriend (Jesse Plemons) to meet his parents (Toni Collette, David Thewlis) — while she thinks of ending things. But just what she’s considering ending grows increasingly unclear as reality’s grip peels away and the trip turns into a nightmare where past, … Continue reading New to Netflix: i’m thinking of endings things – Seasoned screenwriter Kaufman’s tense, twisting plot runs out of steam

Tenet – Nolan’s new time-bending thriller exhausts, baffles, and alienates

After being tested to his limits, one man (John David Washington) is immersed in the world global espionage on a mission to save humanity from utter destruction, past and present. His only weapons? The help of a secret military organisation dedicated to saving time itself, and the word Tenet. Christopher Nolan’s eleventh film, Tenet, has … Continue reading Tenet – Nolan’s new time-bending thriller exhausts, baffles, and alienates

New to Netflix: Anelka: Misunderstood – Musing on one of football’s bad boys is intriguing but unconvincing

Diva. Mercurial. Arrogant. Scorer. Precocious. Genius. None of these accurately describe one of football's most heralded young stars and notable journeymen, Nicolas Anelka. Netflix's new documentary guides us through the clubs and controversies of Anelka's storied career while unravelling the myths and misinformation around the former France international. He was once the most sought-after young … Continue reading New to Netflix: Anelka: Misunderstood – Musing on one of football’s bad boys is intriguing but unconvincing

GFF 2020 Special: Arracht – Sombre period drama as Gaeilge is impactful but misses the chance to deliver a knock-out blow

In the remote west of Ireland on the eve of the Great Famine, Colmán Sharkey (Dónall Ó Héalai), fisherman, father, and husband, takes in a Napoleonic War veteran (Dara Devaney). As crops start to rot in the field, the pair travel to meet the local landlord and discuss how they can save their community. But … Continue reading GFF 2020 Special: Arracht – Sombre period drama as Gaeilge is impactful but misses the chance to deliver a knock-out blow