The Alienist (season 1)

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My attempts to catch up with my reviewing leads to this very overdue write up on a surprisingly engrossing TV series. I picked The Alienist on Netflix partly because the title (explained shortly) intrigued me, partly because of the Ripper Street period vibe I was getting, and I thought I'd give an episode a go and … Continue reading The Alienist (season 1)

The Gentlemen (2019)

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Having built up an empire as the marijuana king of Britain, American Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey), has decided it's time to retire and sell on the business. But this being a Guy Ritchie movie, things are rarely so straightforward. A raid on one of the production facilities, a possible war with the local heroin manufacturers, … Continue reading The Gentlemen (2019)

Criminal (2016)

When CIA operative Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is killed in action, his employers gamble with an experimental medical procedure to recover his memories. Transferred into the head of sociopathic prisoner, Jericho (Kevin Costner), can the memories be recovered in time to complete Pope's mission - stopping an anarchist from bringing down the world's governments? Criminal … Continue reading Criminal (2016)

Sicario (2015)

Sicario, we are told, means hitman. And like the best of assassins, this movie is ruthless and relentless, never quite showing its hand until the last moments. When an attempted hostage rescue goes hideously wrong, idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is offered the chance to join a cross-agency team aiming to hit the … Continue reading Sicario (2015)