Posts By Philip W Bayles
Simple, not simplistic: The joy of childhood in PonyoApril 1, 2020 | Philip W Bayles
With Studio Ghibli films now available on Netflix UK, we delve into our review archives to look back at what makes them so magical. This article was originally published in 2015.
“Is someone different at age 18 or 60? … Read More
The 6 stages of watching Netflix’s Making a MurdererJanuary 4, 2016 | Philip W Bayles
Forget your Abominable Brides and your classic holiday movies – by far the best television that aired over the festive season was Netflix’s crime documentary series Making A Murderer. Certainly, people couldn’t stop talking about it, all sharing the same, … Read More
Netflix UK TV review: Archer Season 6October 21, 2015 | Philip W Bayles
If re-inventing the formula of a hit show after four consistently brilliant seasons is a bold move, then going back to the old formula just one season later is insane. Thankfully, there seems to be method in showrunner Adam Reed’s … Read More
VOD film review: Catch Me DaddyOctober 5, 2015 | Philip W Bayles
The Wolfe brothers establish themselves as a major new talent with this stunning Yorkshire thriller.Read More
VOD film review: P’tit QuinquinJuly 12, 2015 | Philip W Bayles
Director: Bruno Dumont Cast: Alane Delhaye, Bernard Pruvost Certificate: 15 Watch P’tit Quinquin online in the UK: Curzon Home Cinema / Apple TV (iTunes) / Google Play
Originally released in its native France as a four-part miniseries but put … Read More
Netflix UK film review: What Happened, Miss Simone?June 26, 2015 | Philip W Bayles
Director: Liz Garbus Cast: Nina Simone Watch What Happened, Miss Simone? online in the UK: Netflix
It’s very telling that while the trailer for Liz Garbus’ new documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? uses her most iconic song – Feelin’ Good … Read More
Netflix TV binge review: Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 (Episodes 11 – 13)April 28, 2015 | Philip W Bayles
Warning: This contains spoilers.
Let’s talk about James Wesley.
The role of Wilson Fisk’s right-hand man could have been an utterly thankless one; nothing more than a way of drawing out the suspense before we finally see the Kingpin for … Read More
Netflix TV binge review: Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 (Episodes 9 – 10)April 17, 2015 | Philip W Bayles
If you haven’t seen Episodes 1 to 8 of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix, this will contain spoilers. For our reviews of previous episodes, click here.
“What the hell do I know about Matt Murdock?”
Considering the ninth episode of this … Read More
Netflix TV binge review: Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 (Episodes 6 – 8)April 12, 2015 | Philip W Bayles
If you haven’t seen Episodes 1 to 5 of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix, this will contain spoilers.
“I’d like to speak to the man in the mask, please.”
After five episodes of agonised waiting, Matt finally gets his first conversation … Read More
First look Netflix TV review: Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 (spoiler-free)April 9, 2015 | Philip W Bayles
While Marvel Studios’ reign over the box office seems set to continue for many years, it’s fair to say that their forays into television haven’t been quite so successful. The critics may love Agent Carter but it’s struggling to keep … Read More