ONE CUT OF THE DEAD

Clever comedy that delivers Arguably, the whole zombie genre of films has been played out with every possible angle explored in countless films. Likewise, the combination of horror and comedy has given us classics such as Shaun Of The Dead … Read More

The Musical Worlds of BANDERSNATCH

The choice is yours… There’s few shows on TV that have managed to quite engage audiences in the peculiar manner that Black Mirror has achieved. Charlie Brooker’s science fiction-tinged show plays around with stories of technology gone wrong, dystopian futures … Read More

Wavegirl Best Films Of 2018

2018 offered up a lot of worthy contenders in the world of film, many of them spanning a variety of genres. Here’s Wavegirl’s list of the titles that stood out the most… The Shape Of Water Guillermo del Toro’s dark … Read More

Wavegirl Best TV Of 2018

Small screen smashes… 2018 seemed like a generous year for genre shows, particularly for the Netflix/Marvel TV outings. But some old favourites also came back into the mix making for a busy schedule of shows that caught our eye. Here’s … Read More

FEMALE HUMAN ANIMAL

In the realms of the surreal There’s a strange blurring of the lines between fact and fiction in the film Female Human Animal. Directed by Josh Appignanesi and starring London-based writer Chloe Aridjis, the film opens as a documentary of … Read More

SEA TO SHINING SEA : Q&A

“Let’s just go and see what happens…” The independent film Sea To Shining Sea offered up a curious road trip movie that managed to be funny, dramatic and at times thought-provoking. Produced by Bricolagista!, a production company founded by Maximón … Read More

SEA TO SHINING SEA

From California to the New York Island The world of skateboarding has always been home for strange and unusual characters. Misfits who are thrown together with other odd individuals in a melting pot of weird ideas and even weirder humour. … Read More

SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO

Brutal drug wars sequel keeps things bleak Back in 2015, the Denis Villeneuve-directed Sicario offered up a raw narrative on the escalating war on drugs on the US/Mexico border. Penned by Taylor Sheridan, the film presented the odd relationship between … Read More

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

The Avengers go to infinity and beyond Avengers: Infinity War sees the culmination of plots threaded throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s extensive catalogue of films. It’s a bold undertaking that attempts to showcase most of the leading characters from the … Read More

THE EXPANSE

TV goes space opera… While genre titles on TV have been growing at a steady rate in recent years, it’s only occasionally that some manage to enjoy a level of success that takes them beyond the niche fanbases that they … Read More

THOR: RAGNAROK

Marvel’s hammer-wielding hero goes cosmic… The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been with us for so long that it’s difficult at times to recall there was a time when successful films crafted from superhero comics weren’t a thing. The unlikely success … Read More

Jóhann Jóhannsson 1969 – 2018

The talents of Icelandic musician and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson revealed a unique ability to adapt and change. His familiarity with classical arrangement, as well as with electronic music, was matched by the rapid speed in which he mastered the art … Read More

THE LOST WORLDS OF GEORGE RR MARTIN

As Game Of Thrones approaches its end, what can replace it? George R.R. Martin is probably as surprised as anyone by the cultural phenomenon that his multi-volume book seriesA Song Of Ice And Fire has established. Filmed as Game Of … Read More

THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS

Even by the standards of most ‘zombie’ films, The Girl With All The Gifts presents a very grim picture of a dystopic future that appears to offer little in the way of optimism… At a secure location staffed by army … Read More

Wavegirl Film & TV OF 2016

2016 delivered a variety of films and TV shows which excelled. During a year that presented films from many genres that were all pitching for attention, here’s our list of the titles that stood out the most… Arrival When a … Read More

ARRIVAL

Denis Villeneuve’s compelling drama delivers a smart, thoughtful and emotional science fiction narrative… When 12 alien craft arrive at different locations around the planet, the international community attempts to decipher the purpose of the alien visitation. But with confusion over … Read More

The World of JESSICA JONES

Enter the raw and turbulent world of Jessica Jones… [Note: this synopsis pulls up plot points from episode 1 and the ongoing series and should be considered spoiler territory] While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been steadily building on the … Read More

Attack Of The Clones

Exploring Hollywood’s reliance on the rinse & repeat method of filmmaking… The announcement of a new entry in the Star Wars film series provoked an unsurprising groundswell of interest from both press and fans alike. The Force Awakens sees JJ … Read More