Author: Tom Parry

EXCLUSIVE: Sequel to The Disaster Artist In The Works

March 31, 2018

Update: Happy April Fool’s Day! A sequel to the critically-acclaimed film The Disaster Artist is in the early planning stages at A24, The Iris can exclusively reveal. The news was confirmed via a leaked press release from the New York-based distribution firm early this morning. According to said press release, the sequel – tentatively titled […]

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Netflix Review: In its second season, The Crown continues to delight

November 29, 2017

Aside from a Knighthood, the greatest honour a television personality, or programme, can receive is an Emmy. It provides one with a sense of prestige or grandeur, yet that brings with it the burden of maintaining that superiority throughout one’s lifespan. Gracefully, it’s a dilemma that this series takes in its stride. The year is […]

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What will happen in Season Three of Stranger Things?

November 1, 2017

Spoilers for the first two seasons of Stranger Things follow. Read on at your own risk! Or just watch the show first. It’s seriously very good. It was just last year that Netflix introduced the world to Stranger Things, a science-fiction serial with a fond appreciation for Eighties pop-culture. Clever, scary and heart-warming, the series […]

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Is a Bob’s Burgers movie such a good idea?

October 10, 2017

At a time when most animated programmes are crass, cruel or just plain depressing, it’s heartening to know that a show like Bob’s Burgers appears on our screens. The colourful hand-drawn sitcom follows the inane adventures of Bob Belcher (voice of H. Jon Benjamin) as he and his family try to operate their fast-food restaurant […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to BoJack Horseman

September 6, 2017

This weekend heralds the return of everyone’s favourite anthropomorphic horse, with Netflix streaming the eagerly awaited fourth season of BoJack Horseman. Since its premiere in 2014, the animated comedy has received much praise from critics – despite an initially frosty reception – with some going as far as to call it the best television series […]

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Netflix Review: Mockumentary American Vandal is the surprise of the season

September 4, 2017

When spoofing a film or television series, one could create a shot-for-shot parody of the source material, or merely utilise its formula. The latter approach is the preferred option for many, but that brings with it a need to produce original, compelling material that is worthy of viewing in its own right. Such an example […]

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The Poster Art Renaissance: Modern and retro collide in a flurry of designs

August 21, 2017

Anybody who has stepped foot in a cinema or video retailer will be familiar with the concept of movie posters – they act as advertisements for upcoming, or newly released, films and help consumers to understand if its content is suitable for them. Some consider these posters an artform in themselves, but it is only […]

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Five Reasons to watch Australia’s answer to Atlanta, the Stan series The Other Guy

August 15, 2017

Dating has become a complicated business – gone are the times when respectable men and women would try to court each other civilly. Nowadays, it’s all about Tinder, night clubs and one-night stands, with any hope of a meaningful relationship lost in a sea of lust and horniness. One programme looking to examine these modern […]

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