Tag: Netflix

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT: WHAT IS WAR GOOD FOR?ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT: WHAT IS WAR GOOD FOR?

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front (German: Im Westen nichts Neues) is a 2022 German epic anti-war film based on the 1929 novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque. Directed by Edward Berger, it stars Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Daniel Brühl, Sebastian Hülk, Aaron Hilmer, Edin Hasanovic and Devid Striesow. Set in the closing days of World War I, it follows the life of German soldier Paul Bäumer, who, after enlisting in the German Army with his friends, finds himself exposed to the realities of war, shattering his early hopes of becoming a hero. (Wikipedia)

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1899: A MYSTERY BOX THAT WORKS1899: A MYSTERY BOX THAT WORKS

1899

1899 is a German multi-lingual epic period mystery-horror streaming television series created by Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar. As this series was the following project from the creators of the sublime time travel series, Dark, we were greatly anticipating the release of the series by Netflix. Suffice to say that 1899 more than lives up to its promise!

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INSIDE MAN: TOO CLEVER FOR ITS OWN GOODINSIDE MAN: TOO CLEVER FOR ITS OWN GOOD

Inside Man

Inside Man is a drama-thriller television serial developed by Steven Moffat. The four-episode series premiered on September 26, 2022, and was broadcast on BBC One. It was released on Netflix in the US on October 31, 2022. The series stars David Tennant, Stanley Tucci, Dolly Wells, Lydia West, Lyndsey Marshal and Dylan Baker. Is the series worth your time? Well, that depends.

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GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: A MIXED BAG OF TRICKS AND TREATSGUILLERMO DEL TORO’S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: A MIXED BAG OF TRICKS AND TREATS

Cabinet of Curiosities

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities is an American horror anthology streaming television series created by Guillermo del Toro for Netflix. It features eight modern horror stories in the traditions of the Gothic and Grand Guignol genres. Two are co-written by del Toro himself, while the others are written and directed by various filmmakers. (Wikipedia)

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KEEP SWEET: PRAY AND OBEY (ANALYSIS)KEEP SWEET: PRAY AND OBEY (ANALYSIS)

Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey Analysis

Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey is a 4-part true crime documentary TV series that examines the rise of Warren Jeffs in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) and his shocking criminal convictions. The documentary TV series demonstrates once more how easy it is for religious leaders to abuse their followers even in this modern day and age.

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THE WITCHER SEASON 2 (REVIEW)THE WITCHER SEASON 2 (REVIEW)

The Witcher Season 2 Review

The Witcher Season 2 is the second season of a fantasy drama streaming television series created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, based on the book series of the same name by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The first season – despite its narrative flaws – ranked as one of the most popular on Netflix when it was released in 2019.

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DON’T LOOK UP (MOVIE REVIEW)DON’T LOOK UP (MOVIE REVIEW)

Don't Look Up Movie Review

Don’t Look Up is a 2021 American satirical science fiction black comedy film written, produced, and directed by Adam McKay. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as two low-level astronomers attempting to warn mankind, via a media tour, about an approaching comet that will destroy Earth.

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HELLBOUND SEASON 1 (REVIEW)HELLBOUND SEASON 1 (REVIEW)

Hellbound Season 1 Review

Hellbound is a South Korean dark horror fantasy streaming television series directed by Yeon Sang-ho, based on his own webtoon of the same name. Yeon, of course, is the film-maker behind the hit zombie flick Train to Busan and its sequel, Peninsula. Consisting of six episodes, season 1 introduces viewers to the basic premise of Hellbound, and the several characters caught up in its events.

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SQUID GAME SEASON 1 (STORY ANALYSIS)SQUID GAME SEASON 1 (STORY ANALYSIS)

Squid Game Season 1

Squid Game Season 1 is the first season of a South Korean survival drama streaming television series written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk. The nine-episode series, starring Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo and Wi Ha-joon, tells the story of a group of people who risk their lives in a mysterious survival game with a ₩45.6 billion (US$38.7 million) prize. It was released worldwide on September 17, 2021 by Netflix and has been a popular hit for the streaming platform.

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HOW TO BECOME A TYRANT (REVIEW)HOW TO BECOME A TYRANT (REVIEW)

How to Become a Tyrant

How to Become a Tyrant is a Netflix documentary series based on The Dictator’s Handbook and narrated by Peter Dinklage. The Dictator’s Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics is a 2011 non-fiction book by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith, published by the company PublicAffairs.

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FEAR STREET PART ONE 1994 (REVIEW)FEAR STREET PART ONE 1994 (REVIEW)

Fear Street Part One : 1994

Fear Street Part One 1994 is a 2021 American slasher film directed by Leigh Janiak, with a script co-written by Phil Graziadei and Janiak, from an original story by Kyle Killen, Graziadei, and Janiak. Based on the book series of the same name by R. L. Stine, the film was released by Netflix on July 2, 2021 as the first installment in the Fear Street Trilogy.

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ARMY OF THE DEAD (MOVIE REVIEW)ARMY OF THE DEAD (MOVIE REVIEW)

Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead is a 2021 American horror action drama film directed by Zack Snyder, with a screenplay he co-wrote with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold, based on a story by Snyder. The film had been in development hell at Warner Bros since 2007 before being picked up by Netflix in 2019. Army of the Dead marks Zack Snyder’s first new film since Justice League and the release was accompanied has been accompanied with the attendant hype from the buzz over The Snyder Cut and so on. 

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JUPITER’S LEGACY VOLUME 1 (REVIEW)JUPITER’S LEGACY VOLUME 1 (REVIEW)

Jupiter's Legacy Volume 1

Jupiter’s Legacy Volume 1 is the first season of a superhero action-adventure streaming TV drama created by Steven S. DeKnight. This adaptation is based on the comic book series of the same name created by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely. Jupiter’s Legacy Volume 1 recounts the origin story of the Union of Justice – set in 1929 – and develops the generation gap threatening to tear apart the contemporary group of heroes. 

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OUTSIDE THE WIRE (ANALYSIS)OUTSIDE THE WIRE (ANALYSIS)

Outside the Wire

Outside the Wire is a 2021 scifi war thriller streaming on Netflix. The film is set in 2036 and stars Anthony Mackie (who also serves as a producer on the film) as an android officer who works with a drone pilot (Damson Idris) to stop a global catastrophe. Our short take on Outside the Wire is that it is possessed of both an interesting premise and a strong underlying message but certain narrative choices turn the third act into a unsatisfying cliché.

Please note that there are spoilers in our analysis of Outside the Wire that follows.

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ROOM 2806 : THE ACCUSATION (REVIEW)ROOM 2806 : THE ACCUSATION (REVIEW)

Room 2806 : The Accusation is a four-part Netflix documentary series focusing on the allegations of sexual assault made against French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn (“DSK”) in 2011. While Room 2806 : The Accusation is ostensibly concerned with a particular historical incident, thematically it addresses the wider issue of sexual abuse carried out by men of power and status.

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THE CROWN SEASON 4 (REVIEW)THE CROWN SEASON 4 (REVIEW)

The Crown Season 4

The Crown is a historical drama streaming television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (played by Olivia Colman). Certainly, in modern times, no other royal family has captured public imagination like the Windsors. Also, in the context of the prolonged reign of Queen Elizabeth II, such a drama series is definitely merited. The Crown Season 4 perhaps begins the Queen’s most tumultuous years, to be concluded with Season 5, coming in 2022.

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