The Zookeeper’s Wife

Zookeeper

Niki Caro’s The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the true life tale of Antonina and Jan Zabinski, the former keepers of the Warsaw Zoo who were forced to relocate once Nazi Germany invaded Poland. The premise of this film intrigued me. I can’t think of many films where the effects of War on animals are explored to…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 15

Gotham

“Heroes Rise: How the Riddler Got His Name” So Gotham is set to finish season 3 with a rising force of heroes to counter the preceding Rise of the Villains. But this would appear to be a promise at this stage, given that the latest episode focuses so much on The Riddler – unless Lucius…

Supergirl – Season 2 Episode 18

Supergirl

“Ace Reporter“ Supergirl returns from hiatus and deals with Kara’s unemployment when Lena’s old flame comes to National City. This season of Supergirl has been at its best when exploring the relationships between the characters. Katie McGrath has been a great addition to the cast as Lena Luthor and her friendship with Kara has been…

Kneel Before Pod – ALIENS

ALIENS

In honour of Alien Day (04/26 according to the way Americans write it) Angus takes over hosting duties and brings together his group of ultimate badasses in the form of Craig, Natalie and Chris to work their way through ALIENS, a film that many consider to be the best sequel of all time. The discussion…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 2

Doctor Who

“Smile” Doctor Who heads to the future as the Doctor and Bill go on their first proper adventure to one of humanity’s first colonies and encounter a mystery when they arrive. Part of the appeal of this show is that it can be so many things. There’s no such thing as a “typical” episode of…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 3

iZombie

“Eat, Pray, Liv” iZombie focuses on Ravi and Peyton’s relationship while addressing the lingering issues of Major’s upcoming death and Blaine’s lack of memory. I’ve always loved the way this show keeps the character stories ticking over. Everything is treated as important and none of the characters ever feel like spare parts. Even Clive who…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 18

Agents

“No Regrets” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD goes deeper into the framework as allegiances start to shift and the concept of reality becomes more difficult to define. The biggest challenge since “What If…” has been bearing in mind that none of what the characters are experience is real. It is real to the people experiencing it…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 1

Doctor Who

“The Pilot” Doctor Who begins the final season for current Doctor Peter Capaldi and current showrunner Steven Moffat with the introduction of a new companion and a mysterious creature to be dealt with. New companion episodes are always interesting on a conceptual level. In each case it provides a jumping on point for new fans…

Lost in London

Lost in London

Woody Harrelson directs a semi autobiographical account of a very strange night that progressively gets worse as it goes on in Lost in London. Much will be said about how this film was done rather than the actual content of it. It was a really ambitious project as it was shot in a single take…