The Invisible Man – Classic horror tale gets a #MeToo twist – with mixed results

Abused and manipulated by her sociopathic scientist boyfriend Adrien (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss) makes a daring escape from his control. However, even after he is found to have killed himself, his mind games still don’t stop. Cecilia must risk her life and sanity to prove Adrien is still around – even if no one … Continue reading The Invisible Man – Classic horror tale gets a #MeToo twist – with mixed results

New to Netflix: Uncut Gems – The Safdie/Sandler combo rages with hyperactive energy over a two-hour mood swing

Sleazy, well-connected New York jeweller Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) comes into a rare black opal that may be his ticket to a major financial windfall. While flogging the jewel, Ratner tries to balance his high-stakes gambling habit, appease debt collectors, and keep his family life together. Since Uncut Gems co-directors and writers Josh and Benny … Continue reading New to Netflix: Uncut Gems – The Safdie/Sandler combo rages with hyperactive energy over a two-hour mood swing

1917 – Visionary epic delivers all of the grandeur and horror of World War One with the simplest story

Lance Corporals Blake and Schofield (Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay) are hurriedly dispatched to pass a message across the front halting another division from attacking the German lines. If the pair succeed, they will prevent 1,600 soldiers from dying – Blake’s brother among them – but to get there they must face every horror the … Continue reading 1917 – Visionary epic delivers all of the grandeur and horror of World War One with the simplest story

New to Netflix: The Irishman – Scorsese’s sprawling epic weaves gangsters into the fibre of American history beautifully

Understated truck driver Frank Sheeran (Robert DeNiro) is swept into the world of organised crime after meeting mob boss Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci). Frank soon becomes an enforcer and hitman, and a bit-part player in much of America’s history making moments in the 60s and 70s – including the presumed assassination of union leader Jimmy … Continue reading New to Netflix: The Irishman – Scorsese’s sprawling epic weaves gangsters into the fibre of American history beautifully

New to Netflix: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie – Surprise resurrection sequel gives fans everything they want, but not much else

After escaping from a gang of Neo Nazi drug dealers, former meth cook Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) goes on the run from the police - and his past – and he tries to escape New Mexico to a new identity and freedom. Six years on from Breaking Bad’s explosive series finale, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) … Continue reading New to Netflix: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie – Surprise resurrection sequel gives fans everything they want, but not much else