Film in 500: Violet Evergarden: The Movie Review

Certificate: 12A Director: Taichi Ishidate Writer: Kana Akatsuki, Reiko Yoshida Production: ABC Animation, Animation DO, Bandai Namco Arts, Kyoto Animation, Pony Canyon, Rakuonsha Distributor: Netflix, Anime Limited Platform: Viewed on Blu-ray, with Japanese Audio and English Subtitles Release Date: Out Now! Yes, I cried (obviously). Whilst the Violet Evergarden anime delivered on the promise of … Continue reading Film in 500: Violet Evergarden: The Movie Review

The Witcher: Blood Origin Was Okay, But It Could – and Should – Have Been Better

After the first two seasons of The Witcher both premiered on Netflix around Christmastime in 2019 and 2021, 2022 has been a bit different. With Season 3 not debuting until 2023, we instead got The Witcher: Blood Origin, a 4-part prequel series set roughly 1200 years before the stories of Ciri, Geralt, and the rest … Continue reading The Witcher: Blood Origin Was Okay, But It Could – and Should – Have Been Better

Carole & Tuesday: Part 2 Review

Certificate: 15Production: Bones, FlyingDogDistributor: NetflixPlatform: Streaming - NetflixRelease Date: Out Now In my review for Part 1 of Carole & Tuesday, I talked about how I really liked the partnership of the two leads (Carole and Tuesday, if that isn't clear) but it lost its way during the Mars' Brightest competition that dominates Episodes 7-12. … Continue reading Carole & Tuesday: Part 2 Review

Carole & Tuesday: Part 1 Review

Certificate: 15Production: Bones, FlyingDogDistributor: NetflixPlatform: Streaming - NetflixRelease Date: Out Now This is an anime someone *cough* you know who you are *cough* had been telling me to watch for a long time, and, well, I have finally got around to it! I tend to enjoy anime with a musical theme, such as Your Lie … Continue reading Carole & Tuesday: Part 1 Review

Let’s Chat: Xbox Game Pass, Cloverfield, & the Digital Future

Welcome to what is planned as a new weekly feature, where fellow gamer (and Chelsea fan, though we'll let that slide) Ashley Harrison and I discuss the big topics of the week. For this inaugural article, we'll be talking the future of how we consume our games, films, and other media. The bombshell drop of … Continue reading Let’s Chat: Xbox Game Pass, Cloverfield, & the Digital Future

The Cloverfield Paradox Review

Director: Julius OnahWriters: Doug Jung, Oren UzielPlatform: Streaming - NetflixRelease Date: Out Now Yeah, they totally got me. When the Super Bowl trailer for Netflix film The Cloverfield Paradox revealed it'd be coming that same night, it was a mind-blowing moment. Paradigm-shifting for the film industry, even, in terms of distribution - yet, the level … Continue reading The Cloverfield Paradox Review

Black Mirror Season 4 Review

Showrunner: Charlie BrookerAvailable on: NetflixRelease Date: Out Now -SPOILERS FOR BLACK MIRROR AHEAD- Since Black Mirror started in 2011 with the distinctly disturbing The National Anthem, there has been pretty much nothing else like it. The anthology format of technology-focused stories has consistently presented dark situations - only made more affecting by their closeness to … Continue reading Black Mirror Season 4 Review