Walking On Sunshine (2014) Review

Walking On Sunshine (2014) Review

You only need to look at the poster to know that the makers of “Walking On Sunshine” (released in cinemas Friday 27th June) saw “Mamma Mia!” and thought ‘that looks really easy – I bet we could do that’. But where “Mamma Mia!” is a carefully crafted jukebox musical based on Abba’s phenomenal back catalogue ..

Doctor Who – Flux Chapter 4: Village Of The Angels (S13E04) Review

Doctor Who – Flux Chapter 4: Village Of The Angels (S13E04) Review

*SPOILERS* VILLAGE OF THE ANGELS is, notably, the only episode of DOCTOR WHO: FLUX where the writing credits are shared, so it’s perhaps not surprising that it’s also the first episode of the season where the central story of the episode and the overarching series arc seems to be tripping each other up, rather than ..

Doctor Who – Flux Chapter 5: Survivors Of The Flux (S13E05) Review

Doctor Who – Flux Chapter 5: Survivors Of The Flux (S13E05) Review

*SPOILERS* Like an unwelcome Gandalf The White, many of Chibnall’s follies return to us now, at the turning of the tide in SURVIVORS OF THE FLUX, an episode title which feels more like a writer’s note placeholder than something which can stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of THE HALLOWEEN APOCALYPSE, WAR OF THE ..

Doctor Who – Flux Chapter 3: Once, Upon Time (S13E03) Review

Doctor Who – Flux Chapter 3: Once, Upon Time (S13E03) Review

*SPOILERS* Where WAR OF THE SONTARANS saw Chibnall in more or less traditional DOCTOR WHO story-telling mode, ONCE, UPON TIME sees him throw the storytelling rulebook out the window for a crazy-paving time-fractured romp through the rewriting of Whovian lore. While I’m no fan of the Timeless Child arc so far (I’m stuck on the ..

Doctor Who – Flux Chapter 1: The Halloween Apocalypse (S13E01) Review

Doctor Who – Flux Chapter 1: The Halloween Apocalypse (S13E01) Review

*SPOILERS* It’s hard to say where expectations are for THE HALLOWEEN APOCALYPSE, the first episode of Whittaker’s third and apparently final, season of DOCTOR WHO. With the announcement of her, and indeed showrunner Chris Chibnall’s departure, the scene should be set for a celebratory romp to the finish line, as is par for the course ..

Doctor Who – Flux Chapter 6: The Vanquishers (S13E06) Review

Doctor Who – Flux Chapter 6: The Vanquishers (S13E06) Review

*SPOILERS* And so, with THE VANQUISHERS, THE FLUX ends as it was always likely to – with a whimper, not with a bang. Chibnall’s proclivity for starting things he can’t finish returns in full force as he doesn’t so much stick the landing as throws everything at a wall and sees what sticks. There’s spectacle, ..