Review

Tenet – A dangerous step backwards for Nolan ★★

Despite significant fan anticipation, Tenet is far from Christopher Nolan’s best work. Its failure to keep its mind-blowing promise of becoming the next fantastic blockbuster is best summarised by its convoluted plot and annoyingly muffled sounds. Tenet follows an unnamed…

Des – A chillingly versatile David Tennant will make your skin crawl ★★★★

In a role far from Broadchurch’s experienced detective DI Alec Hardy, David Tennant becomes notorious Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen in this new three-part ITV drama.  The gripping drama takes us to 1983, introducing us to the homelessness crisis which…

Extinction: The Facts – Attenborough’s heartbreaking guide to imminent extinction ★★★★★

Just when we thought David Attenborough’s documentaries couldn’t become any more harrowing, BBC One has released his latest documentary – Extinction: The Facts – exploring our unhealthy relationship with the natural world and the disturbing links to emerging pandemic diseases…

All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur – The José show is excellent sports business ★★★★

What Tottenham Hotspur lacked in success over the 2019/20 season, they made up for in attention. The hiring of José Mourinho in November 2019 proved a turning point for both the club’s season as well as the future of Amazon…

Greyhound – Tom Hanks’ charm drowns in the open Atlantic sea ★★

Following the closure of cinemas nationwide, Tom Hanks’ newest movie Greyhound moved its release to Apple TV. Like many of the other films slowly being released, Greyhound serves as an exciting but quickly forgotten distraction from the sorry situation of…

Review’s Quarantine Picks: TV Shows

Nothing screams ‘TV shows’ more than quarantine. Now is the ideal moment to start binge-watching a brilliantly-plotted show. Get your favorite snack (be brave, and may the odds be ever in your favor during grocery shopping) and stop planning how…

Review’s Quarantine Picks: Live Music (Online)

Since the beginning of the UK’s lockdown on March 23rd, we’ve been forced to grapple with the concept of the ‘essential’ and ‘non-essential’. Unfortunately, live music falls into the latter category and it’s going to be a while before anyone…

Review’s Quarantine Picks: Films

With even Idris Elba stuck inside, it’s a sign we all deserve a cinematic break! Don’t worry – we’ve got you! I won’t be recommending Contagion or Outbreak, because that would just send you to the breakdown phase straight away.…

Review’s Quarantine Picks: Podcasts

Before launching into my podcast picks to see you through quarantine, I must reiterate a plea from Derry Girls’ Nicola Coughlan. To all you straight men out there: please do not start a podcast in your newly found free time.…

Review’s Quarantine Picks: Albums

Lockdown and Chill: Sticky Fingers, Caress Your Soul Today, dear Beaver reader, I bestow upon you a gift: a secret of the Antipodes, a jewel in the crown of Australian music, the one and only Sticky Fingers. This is good-mood…