Fallout S1

Never played the game, but this was really well crafted, scripted and acted; also very gory at times.


Very interesting and its long run-time flew by. It seems there are many historical inaccuracies in the movie, but the acting by Joaquin Phoenix is as authentic as it gets.

Stolen Focus

Not sure this breaks any new ground, but it presents (maybe sometimes one-sided) the research around flow state, how the modern world is affecting our concentration and delves into topics like ADHD.


I had heard good things and it didn’t disapppoint. Characters are engaging and story is well constructed.

Stay Close

The first Harlan Coben series I have watched on Netflix. I won’t rush to watch another. The ending was good, but it was a long and often plot holed path to get to it.


A fantastical movie with a feel good story and great leading performance. It doesn‘t enchant and engross as much as the Gene Wilder original, but it‘s fun and nice.


I was in the mood for some science fiction and this more than fitted the bill. A well crafted, beautifully shot movie held together by a greatly cast Paul Atreides.

Reacher S2

Good action, but there was too many nonsense plot holes. Ritchson is still extremely watchable as Reacher though.

Succession S4

A television masterpiece. So brilliantly written and acted. I think the ending was, for Succession, perfect.

Succession S3

Filled with gripping tension and laugh out loud moments. The immaculate writing means Succesion keeps getting better and better.

The Killer

Well shot, well acted, etc. The movie follows a linear path and passes a couple of hours just fine. Nothing special.

Anatomy of a Scandal

It pulls you in with its convincing courtroom acting. But the contrived plot reveals and ludicrous ending diminish what could have been a powerful and realistic drama.

John Wick: Chapter 4

This was my favourite of all the movies. Highly stylized, full of energy and it had some kind of story too. I really enjoyed it. Fun movie.

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

The action movie is alive and well. Some silly plot holes like the steam train that runs on fresh air, but this is pulsating Hollywood movies at their best.

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Alright no surprises what happens here. Honestly this one seemed a bit repetitive, but the action was still intense and brilliantly choreographed.

John Wick 2

Ok I get John Wick now. This is crazy choreographed action from an empty shell of a man played by Keanu Reeves. I like it.

John Wick

I am late to John Wick. It seems ok. No nonsense action and an interesting assasin world set-up. Easy watch. No need to concentrate.

Bullet Train

Over the top violent, but fast paced and well constructed. A fun watch.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

It’s Indy and it’s good entertainment. The pace was good, the action scenes a little too like a computer game; but it stuck to the formula and had a decent script

Secret Obsession

Never trust a TikTok recommendation! This is pretty much garbage, mainly because of the glaring plot holes.

Blacklist S10

Finally it’s over. I haven’t watched every season but I had seen enough. It was time to end. There were a few good plot twists in S10, but other than that more of the same. The ending was unusual and not predictable. It was good TV.

Tom Clancy‘s Jack Ryan S4

Felt too complicated - complicated to the point I struggled to find it made any overall sense. I still like the characters, but not the strongest season to end on.


Glad I watched it in the cinema. Nolan is a director at the top of his game - this moves along at a fast pace, so you have to pay attention. Its gripping and engrossing throughout.

Top Gun: Maverick

Fast paced and enjoyable action movie. Would have been better to see it on the big screen, as it gives everything an audience would want.

Succession S2

Punchier, bolder and more outrageous than S1. The standard of acting and scriptwriting remains high. My only hesitancy is will every season re-tell the same story in a different way.

Black Mirror S6

A significant improvement on the forgettable S5 but still short of the brilliance of earlier seasons. That said I enjoyed the series, despite some unsettling episodes.


Well it’s got Arnie in it. And it does get better. But the episodes were too long for the content it had. I was grateful for it to end and not desperate for more.

Succession S1

Wasn’t sure about this until episode 6, but after that it accelerated and had me hooked. Succession has depth, intense dialogue and while everyone is despicable in different ways it’s must watch TV.

Citadel S1

It did get better, but this series was too eager to be great without putting the hard work in. It didn’t invest in building up the characters at the start, so even though there was action of aplenty I felt completely disconnected to it.

Rabbit Hole

I like anything with Kiefer Sutherland and this is no exception. The twists were good and the last episode brought it all satisfyingly together. Doesn’t need a second season, but I would watch it it gets one.


Fun watch. I liked Thing and Jenna Ortega brilliantly brings Wednesday to life.

The Banshees of Inisherin

Beautiful cinematography and a different kind of film than most. Though I found it a little too basic. It was a worth a watch.


Not sure how this one passed me by for so long. It is as beautiful as it is gripping. The best space movie I have ever seen and one of the best movies ever.

The Night Agent

Nothing new, but well written and executed. I thoroughly enjoyed each episode and would happily watch another season or three of this.

The Last Of Us

Great cast, compelling story and cleverly done. A totally fantastic job well done in bringing the video game to life.

House of Gucci

Gaga can act. I didn’t know the story and, while it takes its own creative license, it was a lively good paced introduction to the history of Gucci.

Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer

60 minutes of content spread over 3x1 hour episodes. The question didn't seem to be whether the internet sleuths helped catch the killer (I don't think they did) but rather whether they drove the killers behaviour. An ok documentary.


Totally gripping throughout. I don't think the ending is a disappointment; it just adds other ways you can interpret the reality of the movie. Joaquin Phoenix is immense. I love anything based in Gotham City.

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

I have not been impressed with recent Tarantino movies, but this was a welcome return to form. Neatly and cleverly done.

This time with Alan Partridge

It's 2019 and Patridge still works on TV! Some of the scenes were a little hit and mess, but then it all fell beautifully into place during episode 4, which provided more Laugh Out Loud moments than I can remember in any other Partridge episode ever made. So all of it is watchable, but episode 4 is just briliant.


Everyone seemed to love this. And I love Line of Duty (the creator, Jed Mercurio's, big series). I found Bodyguard a little over the top and too contrived, convenient and dramatic. It was ok, but far from being as clever and engrossing as Line of Duty.

Deadpool 2

It's fun. It's fresh. It's action packed fun, clever scriptwriting and it has some real laugh out loud moments. I doubt anyone else than Ryan Reynolds could deliver on the promise like he does.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

I really like to watch an action movie. The plot need not be original. But despite some good action scenes, the plot ‘twists’ in this MI were a bit too predictable and sedate. I’ll still watch them but it’s definite 6.7 territory for me.

They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

Brilliantly narrated and edited movie about the horrors of Britan's volunteer army in World War I. Peter Jackson does a great job that tells the story from a normal person's perspective. Would still be good in black and white, but the colour restoration adds even more.

Sharp Objects

I liked the slow and creeping pace. The ending, for me, was predictable before the end - but the acting and gothic style horror was brilliantly done. Amy Adams is a very good actress too and I loved the use of music.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan S1

Brilliantly scripted and acted. Great mix of action and suspense. Maybe wrapped up too abruptly, but what a performance by John Krasinski. I look forward to more.

Westworld S2

Started off promisingly. But then I am not sure the scriptwriters knew how to fill all the 10 episodes. It started to borrow / copy Lost and the Matrix. I didn’t want so many side stories and they were poor compensation for a lack of central narrative. And I left this show wishing it had ended after S1. I have 0 enthusiasm for anymore of this.

Blade Runner 2049

It looks great. It sounds great. It has a good plot. I think if I watched it again on a larger screen (not my phone) my rating might be significantly higher

Deepwater Horizon

Not sure the blame is as simple to pin on solely BP executives, as this movie does - but it is a tense and, I believe, reasonable accurate portrayal of the terrible event on the oil rig.

Nocturnal Animals

Stylised suspense. I was gripped throughout and loved the performances by Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams. Will have to watch Tom Ford's first movie (as director) after seeing this.

Molly's Game

I am less sure about this movie when I read about how it diverges from reality. But Aaron Sorkin can craft a great script and bring it to life - of that there is no doubt. Overall a really well made movie and a recommended watch.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

I actually enjoyed this a lot more than the first instalment. Maybe I "got it" more this time, because I knew what to expect. I even liked the Elton John cameo. This makes me wish for a trilogy.

My Scientology Movie

This would have been a damp squid, if the Scientologists hadn't took Theroux's bait and began to act very disturbingly with solicitor's letters, \"private\" roads, tailing and filming people while telling them they are suppressive. I don't get the Church of Scientology and still don't after this documentary. Worth a watch.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Not entirely sure about how over the top this is, nor the over the top English portrayal of Galahad by Colin Firth. There is a lot of gratuitous violence thrown in as well. That aside it is entertaining and Samuel L. Jackson is at times hilarious as the baddy Valentine.

The Brothers Grimsby

Worst thing Sacha Baron Cohen has been involved in. It is deliberately crass and tasteless. But it's too much, as there is a lazy script underpinning this waste of time. I expected better.

David Brent: Life on the Road

Didn’t have much enthusiasm for this, as I thought The Office was a brilliant program that didn’t need a reprisal. But I really enjoyed this. It was funny, touching and, while not revolutionary, more of the same is no bad thing when the character is David Brent.

Big Little Lies S1

Gripping and immersive. The acting is so believable by everyone; with Kidman and Skarsgård probably delivering career best performances. Uncomfortable viewing at times, but high quality drama.

Inside No. 9 S3

Every episode of every season is engaging, but this season opens with, and maintains, an extremely high standard. "The Devil of Christmas" is brilliantly done, but the ending is a bit too much. "The Riddle of the Sphinx" is my favourite episode of S3.

Inside No. 9 S4

Still absolutely one of the best programs on TV. It starts very strongly and I love the style of "Zanzibar". I think it becomes slightly predictable and loses some of its edge in the last three episodes; a fact especially obvious in "To Have and to Hold" I still wouldn't miss an episode though.

Ricky Gervais: Humanity

Sometimes hits the mark. I like listening to him and some of it is neatly constructed, but other topics were worn out long before Gervais picked them up.

Inside No. 9 S2

It's just a very neatly done TV show. Every episode is memorable and stands firmly on its own. The '12 days of Christmas' is the stand out.

The Grand Tour S2

Large improvement on S1. Conversation St is awkward, as are some of the more Neanderthal comments by Clarkson. But the segments are generally high quality. The Jaguar episode was particularly entertaining.

London has fallen

Not sure if it's trying to be a live action videogame. But whichever way you look at it this is a big mess. Bad plot. Bad acting. Bad special effects. What a mess.

Olympus has fallen

Tense and gripping build up. Tries to be a modern day Die Hard, but fails with an over the top, rushed, poorly conceived and executed final 30 minutes. Worth it for the first part though, but lots of violence.

Derren Brown: The Push

I do find it somewhat unbelievable, but I guess we have to take the show's outcome at face value. An interestingly unpleasant watch.

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

I wasn’t keen to watch this, given some of the negative reviews, but i am glad I did. Gorgeous cinematography, great cast, good acting and a reasonably faithful plot. I think it’s great that this story gets introduced to a new generation with such a good movie.

Inside No. 9 S1

Nicely done. Never dull and each episode is gripping and strongly worth watching. Although I really wasn't expecting, nor wanting, the outright horror of the last episode called 'The Harrowing'.

Justice League

An absolute mess. I have nothing positive to say. Nothing to like. From the plot, to the acting, to the special effects. A complete mess.

Shutter Island

Finally got around to seeing it. DiCaprio is excellent and the story unfolds very well; albeit the twist became evident long before the end.

Rick and Morty S1

Pretty neat and some real laugh out loud moments. This has potential to get very good and set's up S2 very well.

Gone Girl

First half builds tension brilliantly well. The second half wraps things together, although believability is stretched. Overall an impressively tense affair.

Planet of the Apps

Enjoyable show - and despite the judges bravado indicating otherwise, it demonstrates just how difficult it is for app developers to build something truly new, appealing and useful.

Game of Thrones S7

Too rushed and too predictable. Season 7 did too much in too few episodes. Felt very staged and simplistic in places. Still many a gripping scene though.

Westworld S1

High production value and a gripping storyline - well acted too. Super premise and a lot of anticipation built for S2.

The End of the World Running Club

Some promise and some nicely set-up scenes; if a little formulaic. But ultimately it's yet another post apocalyptic story to go alongside the zillions which already exist.