REVIEW: The Devil All The Time & Enola Holmes [Netflix]

The Devil All The Time:

Enola Holmes:

The Devil All The Time and Enola Holmes are perfect examples of high-quality, immediately disposable Netflix Originals.

Both have promising “indie” directors (Antonio Campos’ last feature was 2016’s Rebecca; Harry Bradbeer broke out directing Fleabag), at least a couple of stars (Devil’s ensemble includes the current Spider-Man and future Batman; Enola Holmes lead is Stranger Things’ Eleven with Superman himself in support as older brother Sherlock), and maybe some literary pedigree (both are based on best-selling novels.)…

REVIEW: i’m thinking of ending things

For a filmmaker whose first script, Being John Malkovich, plunged us, literally, into the head of a revered character actor and whose most recent, Anomalisa, was a stop-motion meditation on individuality, a couple’s car journey to visit the boyfriend’s parents might seem a bit… prosaic?…

PODCAST: Mulan (2020) & I’m Thinking of Ending Things [Movie RobCast]

The Movie RobCast reaches episode 99! And in the final double digit episode before we boldly to get into three figures (*gasp*), Robs Daniel and Wallis cast an eye over Disney’s live action Mulan remake.

The pair were really rather impressed with the 1998 animated version when reviewing it back on episode 87.…

PODCAST: Tenet & The New Mutants [Movie RobCast]

Episode 98 of The Movie Robcast is a bumper episode, taking a close look at Tenet and ending with a review of the long-delayed X-Men movie, The New Mutants.

Excitingly, joining us for this ep is on demand movie manager Jasen Govinden to give his opinions on Christopher Nolan’s time-twisting head scratcher.…

REVIEW: Host

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, but it’s some relation to the tried-and-tested, too.

With most of the global population on lockdown for some portion of the last six months, we’ve all got used to seeing our friends virtually.…

REVIEW: An American Pickle

From the guy who brought you that movie about organised religion via the medium of foul-mouthed groceries comes an understated, oddly dignified tale of what it means to be a Jewish immigrant in America. More specifically, an early-20th Century Jewish immigrant preserved in brine for 100 years before being released on modern-day Brooklyn.…

PODCAST: The Vast of Night (feat. Tessa Scott) [Movie Robcast]

Episode 93 of The Movie Robcast sees our intrepid Robs looking to the skies to discuss The Vast of Night, now streaming on Amazon Prime.

On this quest they are joined once again by Tessa Scott, back after a triumphant appearance on the Whiplash episode.…

PODCAST: Whiplash (feat. Tessa Scott) [Movie Robcast]

*SPOILER WARNING* – This episode features Whiplash spoilers throughout, including discussion of the plot twists and the film’s climax.  

Episode 92 of The Movie Robcast sees Robs Daniel & Wallis looking back at Damien Chazelle’s blistering, Oscar-winning 2014 debut, Whiplash; a strong contender for Rob W.’s…

REVIEW: Days of the Bagnold Summer

Director Simon Bird brings his own childhood growing up in Guildford to bear in a charming, low-key encapsulation of a long summer in the suburbs.

Based on the 2012 graphic novel by Joff Winterhart, Days of the Bagnold Summer follows teenage metalhead Daniel (Earl Cave), frustrated to discover that he won’t be spending the holiday in Florida with dad and dad’s pregnant partner, and his mum Sue (Monica Dolan).…