• Look Out For… February

    February may be the shortest month, but we’re certainly not short of great film releases. Denzel Washington and Daniel Day-Lewis give Oscar-nominated performances as a shy lawyer in Roman J. Israel, Esq. and an obsessive 1950s dressmaker in Phantom Thread, respectively. Of course, if awards-bait isn’t your thing, Helen...
  • Was ‘The Final Problem’ the end for Sherlock?

    Well, that was truly something. After a shaky start to this long-anticipated series of Sherlock and a far better second episode almost ruined by a final five minutes which seemed to unnecessarily complicate the plot, and a trailer for the third episode which seemed equally brash and ridiculous (yes,...
  • Has ‘Sherlock’ lost its heart? (or was that Mary?)

    Sherlock is more an event than a television series, having enjoyed consistently high ratings since its first release in 2010 and being, since the second series, a great way to hark in the new year. After the overblown ending of Series 3, fans have been waiting three years for...
  • TV Review – Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

    Warning: The following review contains spoilers for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride. If you haven’t watched the episode, proceed with caution.  2016 began in style, as New Year’s Day brought with it the long-anticipated Sherlock Special, which sees the BBC’s modern Holmes and Watson transported back to their Victorian roots – but...
  • The Future of Television: Breaking the Barrier Between Series and Cinema

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew McConaughey and Zooey Deschannel. What do they all have in common? Besides their curiously charming names, they’ve all made the jump from television to Hollywood, and then back again. This is part of a recent trend adopted by so called ‘A-list’ acting talent, as an increasing number are taking work on...
  • Film Review – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the epic conclusion to Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. What is said to be the conclusion of Jackson’s Middle-earth adventure, and possibly the final live action depiction of J. R. R. Tolkien’s world for some time, this finale leaves the series...
  • Trailer Watch – Comic Con Previews Vol. 1

    As always, 2014’s Comic Con presented the world with an abundance of glimpses of upcoming releases to get excited about, and this extended Trailer Watch is bringing you some of the highlights to keep an eye on over the coming months. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Release...