It’s our favourite time of the month again; where we get to chat about all the films we’re excited to see, and recommend the best things we’ve been binge watching on Netflix. So there’s no need to brave the arctic weather to find something to do, just sit tight, grab a cuppa and catch up with the best new trailers, online content & picks for Netflix.


Hail, Caesar!
The Coen Brothers are back with a vengeance and we couldn’t be happier. It seems all the Coen favourites have made it into their latest endeavour too – with appearances from Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson and Josh Brolin. The film looks like it will be quite the thrill, carrying all of the Coen’s trademark wit alongside the glitz and glamour of Hollywoods golden era.

Spike Lee’s latest venture is as politically and racially charged as ever. The script appears to be an adaptation of Aristophanes’ ancient Greek play “Lysistrata”, featuring a lead performance from Teyonah Parris who recently shone in Dear White People and of course, Samuel L Jackson as some sort of cartoonish narrator. Lets forget for a moment that it’s being released by Amazon Studios and watch the creative, hot-blooded trailer below.

The Hateful Eight
Another household name is ready to bless our eyes with more film goodness here with Quentin Tarantino’s latest contribution to cinema. It looks like the usual Tarantino fodder – lots of revenge, plenty of graphic violence and striking cinematography. This time though, it’s a western.

To complete this banquet of delicious trailers is our favourite of the month; Anomolisa. Charlie Kaufman has tried his hand at stop-motion animation and this first look is absolutely stunning. From what we can gather Kaufman has made an incredibly human, honest and probably heart wrenching (and warming) drama that we can’t wait to feast our eyes on.

Online Content:

Popcorn Garage
So this is not technically a video, or film of any sort, but we had to give it a place on the blog because it’s lots of fun. Popcorn Garage is an interactive website featuring an artists rendering of a garage containing 66 film references. Little easter eggs and symbols. You have to see how many films you can spot, and you have 3 chances to get a film wrong before the lights go out and you have to start from scratch. Mikaela proudly made it to 34 films before challenging Dave who (with the odd clue from Mikaela) found every title in the garage. Go Dave. See how many you can get over on their website.


Netflix Picks:

Jessica Jones
Marvel have teamed up with Netflix to bring us a new 13-part superhero drama Jessica Jones. Not only have Netflix confidently taken on the female superhero – Hollywood where is your contribution?? – but they’ve gone down a route much darker than we’re used to for Marvel. It’s interesting, catch the trailer below:

Master Of None
Aziz Ansari is back with his own comedy series. Every episode is laced with Aziz’ trademark wit and littered with intelligent social observation. The series remains lighthearted but doesn’t shy away from making points on feminism, diversity on screen and even respecting your parents. Heartwarming & hilarious all at once.


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