My Octopus Teacher (2020)

My Octopus Teacher is an Oscar winning documentary about a curious little octopus living in a South African kelp forest! And although it may sound like a simple subject, I promise you, it is anything but. Let’s consider the pros and cons of My Octopus Teacher… Pros: Firstly, the cinematography in this underwater exposé isContinue reading “My Octopus Teacher (2020)”

Mank (2020)

Mank follows critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane. With extraordinary talent both on screen and behind the camera, it’s no wonder this movie racked up an impressive ten Oscar nominations, winning in two categories! Let’s consider the pros and cons of Mank… Pros: Firstly,Continue reading “Mank (2020)”

Nomadland (2020)

Nomadland gives us an in depth look at nomadic life in the American Midwest. Francis McDormand and David Strathairn are the only actors, with real nomads making up the rest of the cast. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Nomadland… Pros: This is an amazingly real film, skirting the line somewhere between documentary andContinue reading “Nomadland (2020)”

I Care a Lot (2020)

I Care a Lot premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival late last year and found it’s home on Netflix in February 2021. The movie is a cynical commentary on the greed that fuels the health and homecare industries. Let’s consider the pros and cons of I Care a Lot… Pros: Rosamund Pike gives anContinue reading “I Care a Lot (2020)”

The 100 (2014-2020)

The 100 is a sci-fi TV series with hints of Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, as well as a plethora of stories revolving around survival and young adult angst. It’s set in a post apocalyptic future where human civilization has been forced into Earth’s orbit due to a nuclear war. When spaceship systems beginContinue reading “The 100 (2014-2020)”

Tenet (2020)

Tenet is Christopher Nolan’s latest attempt to bend our minds with his bold storytelling and patently unique manipulation of time. Throw away any preconceived notions you have about this movie because I promise it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen! Let’s consider the pros and cons of Tenet… Pros: Christopher Nolan is a visual storyteller andContinue reading “Tenet (2020)”

The Queen’s Gambit (2020)

The Queen’s Gambit is a Netflix Original limited series that follows a young orphan’s obsession with chess and her journey to become a World Champion. The story spans over 7 hour long parts, showing us the career defining moments for Beth Harmon, chess prodigy. Let’s consider the pros and cons of The Queen’s Gambit… Pros:Continue reading “The Queen’s Gambit (2020)”

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is the sequel to 2006’s infamous phenomenon Borat. It’s filmed in the same documentary style as the first, but instead of making fun of America as a whole, this one singles out a political party. It will have you either rolling on the floor in laughter or cringing until well after theContinue reading “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)”

The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)

The Haunting of Bly Manor is Mike Flanagan’s follow up to Hill House in “The Haunting” anthology series. Since the first show received critical acclaim for it’s ingenuity, expectations were understandably high for this entry as well. The story follows an American nanny who is hired to care for two orphans at the dreary andContinue reading “The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)”

I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

I’m Thinking of Ending Things is the latest Netflix release to confuse the masses. Charlie Kaufman, known for mind bending stories such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Being John Malkovich, writes and directs and doesn’t holding anything back. Some will write this off as pretentious fodder for movie buffs, but there’s somethingContinue reading “I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)”