TV Review – Limitless

Neuroenhancers have so much potential but Limitless wastes it with procedural afterthoughts. You’ll probably recognise the name of this show and the story concept from...

Film Review – High Rise (2015)

High Rise (2015) Director:Ben Wheatley Writers: J.G. Ballard (novel), Amy Jump Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller Run Time: 1hr 59m Reviewer: Andy Millward My son saw Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump‘s film adaptation of JG Ballard‘s...

Film Review – Doctor Strange (2016)

Doctor Strange (2016) Directed by: Scott Derrickson Written by: Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton  Reviewer: Stephen...

Shadowhunters renewed for a second season

Despite doubts over the quality of Shadowhunters thus far, Freeform announced on the 14th March it would be renewing the show for a second...

Film Review – Mother! (2017)

Mother! Written and directed by: Darren Aronofsky Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Barden, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their...

TV Review – The Shannara Chronicles

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS Elves, rolling green scenery, quests, magic objects, demons and an unlikely protagonist. If your first thought for The Shannara Chronicles is Lord...

Daily Spectacle Christmas television guide

The endless re-runs of classics like Miracle on 34th Street, numerous adaptations of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and the various programs lining up their Christmas specials in...

Villeneuve in Retrospect – Prisoners

Prisoners (2013) Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Written by: Aaron Guzikowski Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano Run Time: 153...

Film Review – Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Nocturnal Animals (2016) Directed by: Tom Ford Written by: Tom Ford Stars: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon Runtime: 1h 57m It is unsurprising that a film directed by...

Film Review – Macbeth (2015)

Macbeth (2015) by William Shakespeare Director: Justin Kurzel Writers: Jacob Koskoff, Michael Lesslie (screenplay). Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jack Madigan Runtime: 113 min   The Fassbender/Kerzel take on Macbeth won much acclaim upon release.  Take...