Review: The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

Watching films ironically has long been a popular pastime, especially among pop culture aficionados, one that’s grown in popularity with the rise of podcasts and social media. Netflix seems to have taken note in recent years, particularly via their stable of Christmas features, most of which clearly make no apologies of what they’re aiming for. …

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Netflix: Verónica (2017)

Six months after playing with an Ouija board, Madrid teenager Estafania Gutierrez Lazaro died suddenly and inexplicably in August of 1991. Known as the “Vallecas” case, the series of events which allegedly took place have often been likened to the controversial Enfield Poltergeist case in Britain. Spanish director Paco Plaza, creator of the popular [REC] …

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Netflix: Mascots (2016)

I’ve loved the mockumentaries of Christopher Guest ever since I caught A Mighty Wind on Foxtel over ten years ago; although I’ve always found it difficult to describe his distinctive brand of comedy. Having given it some serious thought in preparation for this review, I would describe Guest’s style as affectionately satirical mixed with traits …

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