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Land of Hope: A Non-Spoiler Review
Reading Time: 3 minutes I love a good historical drama whether it be a series or film and because I know very little of Finland’s history Land of Hope immediately appealed when I saw it on a list of Finnish films now available on Netflix U.K. So what did I make of this movie?
Arctic Circle: A Non-Spoiler Review
Reading Time: 3 minutes The premise of Arctic Circle immediately appealed because it was not going to be a formulaic crime Nordic noir and it fulfilled its promise of that. Although it originally aired back in 2018 it now seems prescient.
Viking Wolf: A Non-Spoiler Review
Reading Time: 4 minutes I love a good horror film and, casting my mind back the first werewolf horror I ever watched was a Hammer Horror with no other than Oliver Reed as the man who morphed into a vicious wolf every full moon. Since then I’ve watched a fair few films and series involving these mythical beasts from…
Narvik: A Non-Spoiler Review
Reading Time: 4 minutes I “enjoy” a good war film. When I say “war film” I mean that in its widest sense to include both the military and the civilian side of things (and, of course, the place where they often intersect). The origins of these sorts of films make for interesting and varied viewing because how these stories…
Helsinki Crimes: A Non-Spoiler Review
Reading Time: 4 minutes imes was coming to Walter Presents U.K. in 2023. I’m a fan of crime dramas in general therefore I draw on shows and films from both within and outside the Nordics when watching them.
Toppen: A Non-Spoiler Review
Reading Time: 4 minutes “Follows laugh-out-loud characters in events with high twists of satire and politics, against a local backdrop.” IMDb
Master Cheng: A Non-Spoiler Review
Reading Time: 4 minutes There are films you watch that just leave you with a lovely toasty warm feeling inside, Master Cheng is one of those films. Food for the soul. If however, you are looking for a film that has lots of action and thrills this is not that film.
Top Dog Season 1: A Spoiler Review
Reading Time: 9 minutes Thankfully Top Dog has now arrived in the UK on All4, was it worth the wait? I will start with an emphatic yes and, any bias aside, I will explain why. If you enjoy a character-driven intelligent series with a multi-layered plot that makes you think, and concentrate, doesn’t spoon-feed and ‘plays around’ with the…
Grow: A Non-Spoiler Review
Reading Time: 4 minutes I like to watch series from Scandinavia, especially those that include social and ethnic groups that have been underrepresented in the past (sometimes not represented at all). Grow initially appealed for two reasons, firstly because of its basic premise and secondly because of those involved in the creation of this show. I don’t want to…
Off Track: A Non-Spoiler Review
Reading Time: 3 minutes I love a good rom-com, although I admit that I prefer shows with strong rom-com elements to outright rom-com films. So perhaps that might be one reason why this film didn’t work for me.
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