Simon Anicich

What to Watch: The Iris Weekly TV Picks (22nd – 28th July)

July 22, 2015

Simon brings us his weekly picks for the best on Australian free-to-air TV and Foxtel! Read on for the best in entertainment over the next seven days…

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DVD Review: Toast of London Series Two (UK, 2015)

June 15, 2015

Britain’s worst actor Steven Toast (Matt Berry) is back, in the second season of the hilarious comedy Toast of London. Series two sees Toast moving on to a range of new exploits and acting roles following the surprise success afforded to him by Michael Ball, aided by his eccentric agent Jane Plough (Doon Mackichan) and […]

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DVD Review: Toast Of London Series One (UK, 2015)

June 14, 2015

If you didn’t manage to catch British comedy series Toast of London when it first aired on the ABC, you best drop everything you’re doing right now and take a trip to your local shopping centre to grab series one on DVD. Written by Matt Berry and Arthur Mathews, the show centres around Steven Toast, […]

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TV Revew: Marvel’s Daredevil, Season 1 Episode 13 “Daredevil” (USA, 2015)

April 27, 2015

“Daredevil” opens with the funeral of Ben Urich, whose death serves to be the driving force that brings the band of Matt, Foggy and Karen back together to take down Wilson Fisk once and for all. With Marci’s help, the three get their hands on Landman and Zack’s files relating to Fisk. But the real […]

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil, Season 1 Episode 12 “The Ones We Leave Behind” (USA, 2015)

April 23, 2015

Wesley’s death may have come as a shock, especially given who pulled the trigger. But the death of Ben Urich? Well that’s just something else entirely. For the sake of the narrative of this show, I get why Ben had to die, but I still feel as though the writers have made a pretty big […]

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil, Season 1 Episode 11 “The Path Of The Righteous” (USA, 2015)

April 22, 2015

Just when you thought Foggy discovering Matt’s secret identity was the best cliffhanger pulled off by Marvel’s Daredevil, “The Path Of The Righteous” comes along and knocks it straight out of the ballpark. When Wesley kidnaps Karen following a phone call with Wilson Fisk’s mum, I knew that there was no way there could ever […]

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 Episode 10 “Nelson V Murdock” (USA, 2015)

April 20, 2015

The previous episode of Marvel’s Daredevil ended with perhaps the biggest cliffhanger of the series to date, with Matt’s best friend and partner Foggy Nelson discovering the truth about his secret identity. As the title “Nelson v Murdock” suggests, this episode is largely occupied by the repercussions of this discovery, and the consequences it may have on both their […]

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 Episode 8 “Shadows In The Glass” (USA, 2015)

April 18, 2015

“Shadows In The Glass” is most definitely the Wilson Fisk show, and it may just be the best episode of Marvel’s Daredevil so far. The show has spent a great deal of time flashing back to Matt Murdock’s past, but this episode is all about taking a trip back in time to meet young ‘Willie’ […]

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 Episode 9 “Speak Of The Devil” (USA, 2015)

April 18, 2015

“Speak Of The Devil” is an hour of television that really had it all. It dug deep into the vaults of Daredevil lore to spin a narrative that would make diehard fans more than happy, whilst also setting up major repercussions for the remainder of Marvel’s Daredevil’s first season. There were two major highlights to this episode, with […]

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil, Season 1 Episode 7 “Stick” (USA, 2015)

April 17, 2015

  With the Russians out of the picture, Marvel’s Daredevil needs to send Matt in a new direction and what better way to do that then introduce his mysterious mentor Stick? Yes, Scott Glenn finally makes his appearance in the series, and though he is only due to appear in this one episode boy does he make it […]

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil, Season 1 Episode 6 “Condemned” (USA, 2015)

April 16, 2015

“Condemned”, or as I like to call it, “The Matt & Vlad Power Hour”, is a world changing episode for our titular hero. Not only does he find himself one massive step forward in his quest to take down the criminal enterprises of Wilson Fisk but Matt (or at least his masked alter ego) also […]

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil, Season 1 Episode 4 “In The Blood” (USA, 2015)

April 15, 2015

Don’t ever mess with Wilson Fisk on date night or you’ll end up with your head being decapitated by a car door. That’s the major message learnt in the fourth entry of Marvel’s Daredevil, an episode that gives a far greater glimpse into the life of the series villain. And let me tell you, it […]

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil, Season 1 Episode 5 “World On Fire” (USA, 2015)

April 15, 2015

In “World On Fire” Wilson Fisk manages to get himself a second date, Foggy gets his first ‘date’ with Karen, and Matt and Claire share a kiss whilst he nurses her back to health in his apartment. We also get our first explanation (and visuals) of how Matt’s powers work, as he explains to Claire […]

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil, Season 1 Episode 3 “Rabbit In A Snowstorm” (USA, 2015)

April 13, 2015

“Rabbit In A Snow Storm” is another strong world-building entry for Marvel’s Daredevil, which downplays the role of ‘Daredevil’ to instead give Matt and Foggy plenty of action in the courtroom. It also introduces two of the most significant characters from the comic book, investigative journalist Ben Urich (Vondie Curtis-Hall), and The Kingpin himself, Wilson […]

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil, Season 1 Episode 1 “Into The Ring” (USA, 2015)

April 12, 2015

In late 2013, Marvel announced they were partnering with streaming giant Netflix to develop a number of shows based on their ‘street level heroes’, stating that they would be a grittier take than anything else seen so far in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). Nearly a year and a half later the first series Marvel’s […]

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil, Season 1 Episode 2 “Cut Man” (USA, 2015)

April 12, 2015

The second episode of Marvel’s Daredevil dives straight into the aftermath of where the first episode left off, with Matt seriously injured after walking straight into a trap laid out by a Russian human trafficking ring. Lucky for him, the dumpster that he is left to die in just happens to be in the alleyway […]

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SXSW Film Review: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (USA, 2015)

March 23, 2015

Full disclosure: Kurt Cobain has long been one of my music idols, and as a result, anything which grants any insight into his life is only going to receive the utmost of praise from me. I expected that Brett Morgen’s long in the works Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck would be no exception to this rule, but I […]

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