Netflix movie review: 'Extraction'

AFTER ‘The Avengers’, Chris Evans discards his Captain American costume to do a serious drama on TV, “Defending Jacob”, where he plays a lawyer whose own son is accused of murder. In turn, Chris Hemsworth also sets aside his hammer as Thor to do a hard action flick, “Extraction”, now shown as a direct-to-Netflix release which turns out to be a very big hit. 

Review: 'Jett' (mini-series on Cinemax)

THE last TV series where we saw Carla Gugino was “The Haunting of Hill House” where she played the doomed mother of a haunted family, then we saw her in the Netflix movie, “Gerald’s Game”. She started her career in the comedy movie “Troop Beverly Hills” in the late 80s and she’s the only one still active in the batch of young stars introduced in that movie. She never really became a big star, but she has been consistently active both on the big and small screen. We remember her most in the “Spy Kids” trilogy and as the wife of The Rock in “San Andreas”.

Review of HBO's 'Euphoria' & Netflix's 'Sex Education'

WE used to be so busy attending presscons, going to movies in actual theaters and going to various showbiz functions. But the corona lockdown has now given us so much free time to watch so many TV series on streaming channels, for which we didn’t have time before.  Those we’ve liked and completed watching till the end, we already reviewed here like “Black Earth Rising”, "Unbelievable",“The Hot Zone”, “Feud” and “Wu Assassins”. But there are so many other shows that we started but didn’t continue watching till the end. After the first few episodes and and we feel it’s not clicking with us due to one reason or another, we drop it and watch some other show that we’ve lined up instead. 

Netflix Movie Reviews: 'Horse Girl' and 'Swallow'

TWO films with lead characters who seem to be borderline lunatics are now being shown on Netflix: “Horse Girl” and “Swallow”. Both movies are not for mainstream audiences but will cater more to serious film aficionados in international film festivals since the characters are not at all relatable and show a form of mental illness.

Netflix mini series review: Hollywood

LAST year, we saw the movie “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” by Quentin Tarantino that rewrote Hollywood history. Now, we have “Hollywood”, an 8-episode mini-series by Ryan Murphy (said to be the most powerful TV executive in Hollywood today) in his Netflix debut which is also a fantasy revising some Hollywood events.

FX Mini-Series Review: 'The People V O.J. Simpson'

‘THE People V. O.J. Simpson’ is an FX mini-series about the murder cases filed against Orenthal James Simpson, an iconic football hero nicknamed Juice who went into acting and endorsements after he retired as an athlete. For viewers who may not know him, he did many movies, like “The Naked Gun” action-comedy series, and TV shows. He’s very popular then with the American public.

Review: Chernobyl (a HBO mini series)

April 25, 2020
‘CHERNOBYL’ is an HBO mini series of five episodes based on the stories of people connected with the nuclear plant disaster that made headlines worldwide on April 26, 1986. It won as best limited series, writing and direction in the 71st Emmy Awards, and also best mini series in the Golden Globes. It's based largely on the book “Voices from Chernobyl”, written by Belarus writer Svetlana Alexievich who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2015. Chernobyl is in Ukraine but it’s actually nearer the Belarus border. 

Movie Review: Netflix's The Perfection

April 23, 2020
‘THE Perfection’ is a Netflix movie that’s a potent combination of classical music (to give it some high art gloss), psychological thriller,  lesbian love story and a bloody gory horror flick. Written and directed by Richard Shepard (“The Matador” starring Pierce Brosnan as an assassin), it’s a truly sick combination and, for fans of sleazy grand guignol, it’s so twisty and something they’ll perversely enjoy as you can never really guess where it is going. 

Review: 'Feud' (a Netflix mini-series)

April 17, 2020
‘FEUD” is a mini-series on Netflix with 8 episodes. It chronicles the infamous rivalry between top Hollywood actresses of the 30s to the 50s, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford before, during and after the shooting of the only movie they did together, the big hit “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane” in 1962. Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange, both Oscar winners, star as Bette and Joan.