Film and TV reviews

This is something I have pondered about for a while now. My teen and I have always enjoyed going to the cinema and will talk non stop all the way home about whatever film we have just watched. My son has always been into his films and TV series from a young age, now at age18 he has developed into a great critic looking at actors, directors and how the film was shot, along with what he thought worked and didn’t. Its one of the things we really have in common and quite often he will ask to go with me rather than his mates as he knows I watch with a similar keen eye. I would love to start a blog/ Youtube channel or podcast with him as we have some great discussions after watching something either in the cinema, on Netflix or Now Tv………………..but to no avail……….he wont do it!

So, I have decided to do my own reviews on this little corner of the internet and hope they help someone along the way. They will not all be the latest releases from the cinema (although some will) but will also include binge worthy Tv series and those films released onto streaming services too. The aim is to help people find something to watch next, especially with so much on offer from so many streaming services it can sometimes be difficult to chose. I see people on Twitter a lot asking for recommendations of what to watch next and hopefully my reviews will point someone in the right direction along the way.

My son has always been one to watch on his Ipad as he can pop his headphones on and bring it around the house with him ( especially when he goes into cooking mode in the kitchen!). I actually get a lot of recommendations from him of decent films to watch, he has great taste and generally won’t be what you would expect from his age group. From about the age of 14 films such as Schindler’s List and Shawshank Redemption have been in his top 5. Even at the age of about 9 or 10 he would speed watch the likes of Jaws in about 10 minutes literally fast forwarding (think DVD’s) to the gruesome bits! His DVD and Blueray collection has the likes of American Psycho, Birdman and Saving Private Ryan, so not your typical collection for his age group.

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Addicted to foreign thrillers!

I totally blame my younger brother for this addiction that has taken over my life. It started with The Killing and the fair isle jumper wearing Sarah Lund and progressed onto the brilliant The Bridge with the strange but compelling Saga Noren who you just couldn’t help but like.

Then I went through the Wallander specials (not the series yet) and am now on series 2 of the French Spiral which again seems to be getting better by the series- oh and not forgetting the brilliant Salamander that was on recently. Anyway I am consoled at the fact I have still 2 series of Spiral to watch on Netflix along with the full Wallander from series 1. However, he has said that Arne Dahl is a must watch. I love the fact most of the main characters are flawed in some way making them more real.

I think I need them to stop making any more or I may not get my life back, as I cannot do¬†anything while I am watching due to the subtitles so my ironing is piling up and my knitting and crochet and even my on line time¬†have come to a standstill. My reasoning is that I need to marathon watch them so that they will be all out of the way and then life can resume its normality in this house…………… the family may also get fed!

*My name is Tracy and I am a foreign thriller addict*