Review: Riverdale Season 2 Episode 9 “Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night”

In another episode where sentiment overrules actual narrative or character development, ‘Riverdale’ makes the smart move to ground this episode within the Christmas setting to discuss family and relationships, but also dumbs up its characters in a more inexcusable manner. Any likability or reliability that Veronica had is now gone, as the show embraces her … Continue reading Review: Riverdale Season 2 Episode 9 “Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night”

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Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Director Rian Johnson’s impression is undoubtedly felt throughout this film on a visual level. The film both glistens and punches with the mesmerising energy of a director’s debut. As the cinematography is frequently breathtaking, the visual flair balances an epic grand scope pulsing of bursts of colour, with intimate destruction ravaged with emotional repercussion. The … Continue reading Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Review: The Crown Season 2 Episode 10 “Mystery Man”

Fundamental to 'The Crown' as a television series and the Monarchy as a traditional concept, is the notion of the theatre of altering perception. Symbolically enforced here by both a literal theatre, a courtroom, and the beautiful blocking of key confrontations between Elizabeth and Philip, the writer and director masterfully question the audience's perception of … Continue reading Review: The Crown Season 2 Episode 10 “Mystery Man”

Review: The Crown Season 2 Episode 9 “Paterfamilias”

A key characteristic of an institution, whether it be a school or the Monarchy, is the concept of tradition and establishment, promoting practises symbolic of ideological perspective or purpose. In that sense, ‘The Crown’ makes an excellent decision to compare the schooling years of Philip and Charles and to explore how while the institution may … Continue reading Review: The Crown Season 2 Episode 9 “Paterfamilias”

Review: The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 8 “How It’s Gotta Be”

It is infuriatingly difficult to write this review, as I am discussing an episode of television I could only occasionally see. For the most part, this episode of ‘The Walking Dead’ pretentiously believes in symbolically utilising literal darkness to showcase the situation Rick and company find themselves in. Ultimately, though, the result means their audience can … Continue reading Review: The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 8 “How It’s Gotta Be”

Review: The Crown Season 2 Episode 8 “Dear Mrs. Kennedy”

While ‘The Crown’ again rushes past what was a hugely significant event, Ghanan independence, and may take liberty in proposing connection between the Queen’s view of herself, actions in Ghana, and Mrs Kennedy’s comments, the episode does show some consistent thematic work. I personally dislike when new character traits are introduced for the sake of … Continue reading Review: The Crown Season 2 Episode 8 “Dear Mrs. Kennedy”

Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 9 “eps3.8_stage3.torrent”

There is a sense of awakening felt throughout this episode, as many differing strands of information, narratives and assertions are slowly uncovered by characters. The unfortunate aspect to this however, is that little has monumental impact. These are only slithers of set-up and with so many different tangents, the set-up does become tiresome and eventually … Continue reading Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 9 “eps3.8_stage3.torrent”