15th Feb2024

‘The After’ Short Film Review (Netflix)

by James Rodrigues

Stars: David Oyelowo, Jessica Plummer, Amelie Dokubo, Ellen Francis, Sule Rimi, Tara-Binta Collins, Izuka Hoyle, Dominique Tipper, Nikesh Patel | Written by Misan Harriman, John Julius Schwabach | Directed by Misan Harriman Marking his directorial debut, director Misan Harriman opens The After with a familiar sight. Dayo (David Oyelowo) is a workaholic father who wears a […]

31st Jan2024

‘Badland Hunters’ Review (Netflix)

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Ma Dong-seok, Lee Hee-joon, Lee Joon-young, No Jeong-ee, Ahn Ji-hye | Written by Kim Bo-Tong, Kwak Jae-Min | Directed by Heo Myeong Haeng Badland Hunters is the latest film starring action hero Ma Dong-seok, and that is bad news for Korea. He was in Train to Busan in which the country was overrun with […]

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21st Nov2023

‘Flashback’ Review (Netflix)

by James Rodrigues

Stars: Jemma Moore, Amar Chadha-Patel, Haley Bishop, Malik Ibheis, Maya Graham, Teddy Linard, Scroobius Pip | Written and Directed by Jed Shepherd A yoga instructor, after a violent attack at her home, sees flashbacks of her life and begins a frantic race through her past to try to save her boyfriend. Fresh off his segment […]

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21st Nov2023

‘Best. Christmas. Ever!’ Review (Netflix)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Brandy Norwood, Heather Graham, Jason Biggs, Matt Cedeño, Wyatt Hunt, Abby Villasmil, Madison Skye Validum, Nadia Sine | Written by Todd Calgi Gallicano, Charles Shyer | Directed by Mary Lambert I will start this review by declaring that that title annoys me much more than it should. Why the full stops and the exclamation […]

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13th Nov2023

‘The Killer’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton, Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard, Kerry O’Malley, Sophie Charlotte, Emiliano Pernía, Gabriel Polanco | Written by Alexis Nolent, Luc Jacamon, Andrew Kevin Walker | Directed by David Fincher David Fincher is back on Netflix. His last project, 2020’s Mank, also shared the comfort of your home on Netflix. It seems Netflix […]

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06th Oct2023

‘Overhaul’ Review (Netflix)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Thiago Martins, Raphael Logam, Sheron Menezzes, Evandro Mesquita, Milhem Cortez, Paulo Vilhena | Written by Leandro Soares | Directed by Tomas Portella Do you know what we don’t get enough in movies? Vehicle-based heists. I jest of course but Overhaul (originally titled Cargo Maxima in its native Brazil) feels very much like yet another […]

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05th Oct2023

‘Spy Kids: Armageddon’ Review (Netflix)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Zachary Levi, Gina Rodriguez, Billy Magnussen, Connor Esterson, Everly Carganilla | Written by Robert Rodriguez, Racer Rodriguez | Directed by Robert Rodriguez Writer/director Robert Rodriguez returns to the Spy Kids well after a 12-year hiatus, with an all-new spy family but an all-too-familiar story. I say all-too-familiar as Spy Kids: Armageddon essentially retreads the […]

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10th Aug2023

‘Nimona’ Review

by James Rodrigues

Features the voices of: Chloe Grace Moretz, Riz Ahmed, Eugene Lee Yang, Frances Conroy, Lorraine Toussaint, Beck Bennett, Indya Moore, RuPaul Charles, Julio Torres, Sarah Sherman | Written by Robert L. Baird, Lloyd Taylor | Directed by Nick Bruno, Troy Quane Adapting the 2015 graphic novel from ND Stevenson, Nimona was originally a production of […]

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20th Apr2023

The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 484: Do-It-Yourself Box!

by Phil Wheat

Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life […]

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13th Mar2023

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #328: Nathaniel Martello-White on ‘The Strays’

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of the The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres. For those unfamiliar with the series, The […]

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10th Feb2023

‘Viking Wolf’ Review (Netflix)

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Elli Rhiannon Müller Osborne, Sjur Vatne Brean, Silje Øksland Krohne, Liv Mjönes, Vidar Magnussen, Mia Fosshaug Laubacher, Arthur Hakalahti, Ståle Bjørnhaug | Written by Stig Svendsen, Espen Aukan | Directed by Stig Svendsen When I first saw the title Viking Wolf, Vikingulven in its native Norwegian, I had visions of Norse lycanthropes raiding and […]

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10th Feb2023

‘True Spirit’ Review (Netflix)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Teagan Croft, Cliff Curtis, Alyla Browne, Josh Lawson, Anna Paquin | Written by Cathy Randall, Rebecca Banner, Sarah Spillane | Directed by Sarah Spillane An Australian teenager plans to become the youngest sailor to have travelled the world alone. In doing so, the intrepid 16-year-old not only seeks to fulfil her dream, she also […]

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02nd Feb2023

‘You People’ Review (Netflix)

by Guest

Stars: Jonah Hill, Eddie Murphy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lauren London, David Duchovny, Nia Long | Written by Jonah Hill, Kenya Barris | Directed by Kenya Barris A new couple and their families reckon with modern love amid culture clashes, societal expectations and generational differences. Well, folks, it seems as if we’ve finally reached the mediocre corner […]

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30th Jan2023

‘JUNG_E’ Review (Netflix)

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kang Soo-yeon, Kim Hyun-joo, Ryu Kyung-soo, Uhm Ji-won | Written and Directed by Sang-ho Yeon Currently streaming on Netflix, JUNG_E is the latest film from Sang-ho Yeon, the director of zombies-on-a-train nailbiter Train to Busan. Whilst this dystopian robo-thriller doesn’t quite hit the same heights, it’s still an engaging slice of sci-fi, even if […]

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09th Jan2023

‘The Pale Blue Eye’ Review (Netflix)

by Guest

Stars: Christian Bale, Harry Melling, Gillian Anderson, Robert Duvall, Timothy Spall | Written and Directed by Scott Cooper West Point, 1830. In the early hours of a grey winter morning, a cadet is found dead. But after the body arrives at the morgue, tragedy becomes savagery when it’s discovered that the young man’s heart has […]

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02nd Jan2023

‘White Noise’ Review (Netflix)

by Guest

Stars: Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle, Raffey Cassidy, Sam Nivola | Written and Directed by Noah Baumbach College professor Jack Gladney and his family’s comfortable suburban life is upended when a nearby chemical leak causes “The Airborne Toxic Event,” releasing a noxious black cloud over the region that forces the Gladney family to evacuate. […]

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22nd Dec2022

‘Wednesday: Season 1’ Review (Netflix)

by Guest

Stars: Jenna Ortega, Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindholme, Jamie McShane, Hunter Doohan | Written by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Kayla Alpert, April Blair, Matt Lambert | Directed by Tim Burton, Gandja Monteiro, James Marshall While attending Nevermore Academy, Wednesday Addams attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a killing spree and solve the mystery that […]

12th Dec2022

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ Review (Netflix)

by Guest

Stars: Gregory Mann, Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton | Written by Guillermo del Toro, Patrick McHale | Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson During the rise of fascism in Mussolini’s Italy, a wooden boy brought magically to life struggles to live up to his father’s expectations. The fact that we got […]

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05th Dec2022

‘Troll’ Review (Netflix)

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Ine Marie Wilmann, Kim Falck, Anneke von der Lippe, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Gard B. Eidsvold, Karoline Viktoria Sletteng Garvang | Written by Espen Aukan | Directed by Roar Uthaug Troll opens with a young girl and her father rock climbing in the reputed home of Norway’s trolls. When the girl professes her disbelief her […]

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05th Dec2022

‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ Review (Netflix)

by Guest

Stars: Emma Corrin, Jack O’Connell, Joely Richardson, Matthew Duckett, Faye Marsay | Written by David Magee | Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre Marrying Sir Clifford Chatterley, Connie’s life of wealth and privilege seems set as she takes the title of Lady Chatterley. Yet this idealistic union gradually becomes an incarceration when Clifford returns from the […]

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07th Nov2022

‘Enola Holmes 2’ Review (Netflix)

by Guest

Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Louis Partridge, Helena Bonham Carter, David Thewlis | Written by Jack Thorne | Directed by Harry Bradbeer Fresh off the triumph of solving her first case, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) follows in the footsteps of her famous brother, Sherlock (Henry Cavill), and opens her own agency — only […]

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31st Oct2022

‘Wendell & Wild’ Review (Netflix)

by Guest

Stars: Lyric Ross, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Angela Bassett, James Hong | Written by Henry Selick, Jordan Peele | Directed by Henry Selick The two devious demon brothers Wendell and Wild have to face their arch-enemy with the help of the nun Sister Helly, who is notorious for expelling demons. However, the brothers are not […]

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