The Big Sick

The Big Sick is one of those rare films that lives up to its tagline “an awkward true story” to great effect and delivers so much more. One of Sundance Film Festivals stand out hits and directed by Michael Showalter, it stars comedian/actor Kumail Nanjiani as himself and was written together with his wife Emily Gordon played by Zoe Kazan in the film. The Big Sick follows Kumail as a Pakistani born comedian who has a one night stand with one of his audience after one of his shows, which slowly develops into something more. What’s brilliant about the development is that a lot of it happens without Emily actually being part of it verbally (pretty cushy acting gig if you ask me). But no seriously she’s great in her role and I’d be lying if ...

The Aliens

There are very few British series that I will actually take the time to watch because I usually get bored to tears by the format. However Misfits was one series that I loved up the format of and I'm glad to find that there is a new series coming to E4 that looks very similar to it. The new series seen in the video above which will be starting next week Tuesday follows Lewis (Michael Socha), a border guard for Troy and the human side of the wall. Since they crash-landed in the UK 40 years ago, aliens have lived among us. Though they look and behave exactly like us, they are forced to live a segregated life, behind a huge wall in a ghetto called Troy. It’s a hedonistic and ramshackle town, unpoliced and filled with gangs who ...

Master of None

This new comedy on Netflix from Aziz Ansari is a rare delight in the world of comedy shows. Created in partnership with Alan Yang the 10 episode series focuses on a different topic every episode, much like a sitcom. However unlike a sitcom the episodes are well thought out and fully realised sketches that are not only funny but true to life. If you've read a large majority of my posts you'll know that I usually use comedy shows to clean my palette. Master of None is one of the rare comedy shows where I treat it with the same attention I would a show like Breaking Bad. Aziz Ansari if you didn't know is a comedian and actor known for his role in Parks & Recreation. His character (Dev) in Master of None is worlds apart from his Parks ...