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#SteveReviews: Untamed Romania

This is going to be the last Netflix orientated review for a while, as I delve into the wonders of Amazon Prime Video. There is no particular reason other than the fact that I’ve exhausted all of the wildlife and…

#SteveReviews: The Tigers of Scotland

One thing we’re very good at doing in the UK, is focussing on conservation of endangered species in foreign countries, particularly those that we perceive as under threat such as pandas and tigers. We neglect our native species, resulting in…

#SteveReviews: Virunga

If the title of this moving documentary film didn’t already give it away, it’s main focus is the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect in the beginning, like most I…

#SteveReviews: Mission Blue

Mission Blue is a documentary film that is also a partial biopic (that reminded me slightly of Jane) which follows the renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle. I’d only previously heard her name in passing but after watching Mission Blue, I wish…

#SteveReviews: The Ivory Game

With the ongoing lockdown, I’ve had more time to sit down and watch more nature documentaries in Netflix. One of those is The Ivory Game which focusses on the illegal ivory trade between Africa and China. Now this isn’t new…

#SteveReviews: Absurd Planet!

I recently found out about a new wildlife documentary series on Netflix called Absurd Planet! that was released earlier in April this year. The number of nature documentaries coming out at the moment is just what I need to see…

#SteveReviews: A Plastic Ocean

Back in 2018 whilst gearing up for the transition from a Master’s Degree to a PhD, I sat down and watched a number of wildlife/conservation films from a multitude of platforms. My goal was to help reinvigorate my passion for…

#SteveReviews: Dancing with the Birds

Netflix has taken a plunge into wildlife film making in recent times. Last year we had the moving Our Planet narrated by Sir David Attenborough but 2019 also gave us Dancing with the Birds (which is also produced by the…

#SteveReviews: Chasing Coral

Before getting into the emotional rollercoaster that is Chasing Coral, I just want to commend it for having the rarest of accolades. A 100% Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes, that tells you all you need to know! In case you’re…

#SteveReviews: Tiger King

On 20th March, Netflix released a series that I noticed had caught the attention of my friends on both Facebook and Twitter. I decided to check it out and below is my take on the pure insanity that follows. It…