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Presumed Innocent Review : An Inconsistent Legal Thriller that Needed a Firmer Editorial Hand

In 1987, Scott Turow kicked off the legal thriller craze with his surprise bestselling novel Presumed Innocent, which still boasts one of the most famous twist endings since Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Fans will happily view Apple TV+’s new series adaptation, even though they have already read the novel and seen Alan…

The Big Cigar is Too Flawed to Fully Recommend / Review on Apple TV+

©Courtesy of Apple TV+   A movie production is always good cover for a caper, because they are supposed to be frantic and disorganized. It worked for CIA Officer Tony Mendez, when he smuggled Americans out of the Canadian embassy in Iran, as Ben Affleck dramatized in Argo. Leftwing producer Bert Schneider tried to do…

‘Bridgerton 3’ Is The Most Gripping And Intriguing Of All Seasons

Those binge-watchers who were addicted to the Netflix adaptation of Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels will be overjoyed to return to the world of Regency high society with Bridgerton 3. The family composed by eight close-knit siblings, has so far revealed the romantic denouements of Daphne (Season 1) and Anthony (Season 2). Season 3…

“The Spiderwick Chronicles”/An Adaption that Grew Up with It’s Readers

©Courtesy of Roku Television So “The Spiderwick Chronicles” is based on the children’s book series by the same name by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black (also executive producers in this series). The first book came out in 2003 and then left for 4 subsequent books. These books led to a film adaptation in 2008, again by the…

‘We Were the Lucky Ones’ Review: A Story of Family and Survival

It’s difficult to truly comprehend and grapple with the impact of the Holocaust, which sought to and unfortunately succeeded in wiping out the Jewish population of much of Europe. We Were the Lucky Ones, a limited series based on the book of the same name by Georgia Hunter, charts the journey of one family that…

‘Shōgun’ is an Enthralling Japanese Historical Epic

It’s impossible to truly know what life was like and how people actually behaved hundreds of years ago. There are written records, paintings and then photographs, and, in more recent years, gradually more available video evidence so that those in the present day can perceive a moderately insightful look into the past. Imagining the first…

‘The New Look’ Review – Terrific Cast Bolsters Christian Dior Story

The name Christian Dior has been immortalized through his contributions to the fashion industry, and his legacy endures more than half a century after his death. But what many people may not know is what shaped him prior to his signature success, though a quick look back at history should remind that anyone living in…

‘Pokémon Concierge,’ The Series That Explores Self-Discovery

The stop motion animation series Pokémon Concierge — directed by Iku Ogawa and written by Harumi Doki — provides delightful food for thought. The four episodes, available on Netflix, bring back the Pokémon characters to fuel a constructive path that will forge the coming-of-age of the protagonist. Pokémon Concierge follows Haru, a young girl who…

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Tries to Play Nice With the Big Boys

2023 has been a big year for some famous names. While the echoes of the names of “Oppenheimer” and “Barbie”are still dominating most of the world’s stream of consciousness, there is one famous name that is currently having the best 2023 of all…Godzilla! “Godzilla: Minus One” is currently one of the highest rated films of…

TV Review – ‘Doom Patrol’ Closes Out with a Season 4 That’s Just as Weird and Wondrous as Ever

What defines a hero? Most would say that it’s someone who helps others and puts their needs ahead of their own. Yet some people are forced into that role through no choice of their own, and in the world of science fiction and comic books, having superpowers often leads to someone becoming a superhero. Doom…

TV Review: Pluto, An Exploration Of A.I.’s Humanity Encourages Mankind To Renounce Hatred

Pluto, is an animated sci-fi Netflix series that adapts the eponymous manga by authors Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki, almost fourteen years after its manga run came to an end. The anime directed by Toshio Kawauchi, has Masao Maruyama, Taro Maki, and Yuji Yamano as Executive Producers. Whilst Takahiro Miyata served as the CG and…