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Edwin Davies
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Film Review: Wonder Woman (2017)
Even though she made her first appearance in 1941, thereby being part of the comics canon almost as long as fellow Justice League members Superman and Batman (who debuted in 1938 and 1939, respectively), Diana, Princess of Themyscira, Daughter of Hippolyta,...
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Film Review: John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
One of the riskier unforced errors a film can lies in referencing a better movie, since it runs the risk of making the audience think about what they could be watching instead. Chad Stahelski's John Wick: Chapter 2 makes it twice in its first ten minutes. F...
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Movie Journal: December
Hidden Figures Unsurprisingly, since December coincides with the end of year list-making and awards-voting seasons, I spent most of the month frantically trying to catch up on films that I had missed, or which I finally had a chance to see thanks to expande...
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Shot/Reverse Shot: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
To mark the release of the first "standalone" Star Wars movie from Disney and LucasFilm, Matt and I watched Gareth Edwards' Rogue One , a prequel to the original Star Wars in which a ragtag group of rebels led by Felicity Jones work together to steal the pl...
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Shot/Reverse Shot: 166. 2016 Round-up
With 2016 rapidly disappearing into the review, Matt and I talk about the best and worst things that the year had to offer. The hits, the misses, the deaths. We then say goodbye to the year (and Matt, since he's going to be traveling around the Americas for...
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Shot/Reverse Shot: 167 - 2017 Preview
There's a brand new year stretching out ahead of us, which means 12 months of films good and bad to sift through. To help sort the wheat from the chaff (except in the instances where the chaff sounds weirdly fascinating), I'm joined by John Hunter to discus...
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Ed's Top 25 Films of 2016
Suicide Squad , a film which will definitely not be appearing on this list While 2016 was probably the worst year for mainstream cinema in ages, with a dearth of good, or even passable blockbusters to justify the big-budget model (and certainly nothing on t...
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What I Have Learned From #52FilmsByWomen
Chantal Akerman I'm not one for making New Year's Resolutions. On the rare occasions that I do make them, they tend to be fairly vague like "lose weight" or "keep in touch with friends more", things that I already do, or would probably do at any time of the...
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Film Discoveries of 2016
Only Angels Have Wings Over the last two years, I have been maintaining a  movie journal  as a way of keeping track of the best new and old films I watch in a given month. This is partly an administrative task - it's a lot easier to make end of year lists i...
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Ed's Top 20 TV Shows of 2016
Michaela Coel as Tracey in Chewing Gum It was a turbulent year, 2016. Lots of death. Acres of sadness. Elections that took up way too much of our time and ended badly. And while there were plenty of distractions to be found from TV shows - even if "escapism...
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