My Engine Lab

Dan Martin


They tour the US in a motorhome and dive into the most bizarre, disturbing, and fascinating sub-cultures they can find. Straight-faced, in the cheapest brown suit available, they interview real people to often hilarious results. From the Trump world to […]


As they say, “Vox helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s driving events in the headlines and in our lives.” If you’ve seen Vox’s Explainer series on Netflix, you get the deal.


This is Apple TV+’s adaptation of the legendary Sci-Fi author Isaac Asimov’s series of books. An epic story across a galaxy, with production values out the wazoo, it feels like the first wave of a new Dune-on-tv category. There are […]


Every parent has thought this: did my creepy-looking son stab and kill that boy found dead in the park? Even though Santa was watching? You’d hope not, and thus the intrinsic conundrum of the narrative is set. Captain America can’t […]


So what are the whales thinking about? Are they just bendy-bus-sized krill-obsessed tubes of feeding blubber? Do they have a laugh, scattering seahorses with their massive built-in underwater air-horns? Actually, it appears they have a complex intelligence, evidenced by their […]


On discovering the first promotions for The Morning Show, our first thoughts were strictly “meh”. However, the novelty of Apple’s first big flagship show dragged us into the premiere, and there’s been no looking back. It’s a perfectly executed glossy […]


Executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, who either makes the best film you’ve seen in ages or unforgivable nonsense – with nothing in between, Servant is a slow burn psychological horror that kept us hooked. A common Horror trope is […]


Even though your first thoughts are that this will have Gerard Butler shouting “This is Greenland!” as he kicks someone into an abyss, it’s actually a fair bit more thoughtful and nuanced than the average blockbuster. Lars Von-Tier’s ‘Melancholia’ is […]


Everyone’s favourite hot mess – Fleabag – is hilarious, inventive, poignant, and if you don’t end up slamming at least the first series in one sitting, we’d be surprised. This is our favourite comedy-drama, for which the brilliant Phoebe Waller-Bridge […]

NINE PERFECT STRANGERS It’s better than you think. There is a genuinely skilful ensemble cast, and the cinematography is often sumptuous. A couple of times, we’ve thought, “I can’t believe I’m watching this….is it silly?” Maybe it is, but it’s a heap […]