Review: Orange Is The New Black Season 5 Episode 4 “Litchfield’s Got Talent’

'Orange Is The New Black' presents great balance in this episode, managing to serve up laughs and heart, yet still unable to promote many of the smaller stories and their significance. While the likes of Crazy Eyes, Red and Sophia all contribute compelling, quieter moments filled with emotion and beautiful character work stressed by the … Continue reading Review: Orange Is The New Black Season 5 Episode 4 “Litchfield’s Got Talent’

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Review: American Crime Season 3 Episode 5 “Episode 5”

Still struggling to create compelling individual narratives that do not feel fractured or irrelevant, 'American Crime' shifts its focus towards highlighting the concept of modern-day enslavement and the restrictions of the justice system. These themes have been prominent throughout this season, but the progression in this episode, though relatively lacking, was much bolder and more … Continue reading Review: American Crime Season 3 Episode 5 “Episode 5”

Review: Feud Season 1 Episode 4 “More, or Less”

With one of the most intricate and balanced insights into old Hollywood business and how success doesn't make someone a star, 'Feud' provides an excellently directed, fascinating episode emboldened by smart thematic choices and superb performances. Though it does go a little too 'feminist', and acts quite retrospectively, this episode deals with the challenge of … Continue reading Review: Feud Season 1 Episode 4 “More, or Less”

Review: Shadowhunters Season 2 Episode 5 “Dust and Shadows”

The impact of the last episode was always going to ride heavily upon what sort of consequences it bestowed upon the wider story and characters. While this episode does follow a predictable, safe path for the most part, the ending cements such consequences and should motivate the characters on their quest. It is a little … Continue reading Review: Shadowhunters Season 2 Episode 5 “Dust and Shadows”

Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 5 “The Wide Window: Part One”

Alfre Woodard's task here is immense. She has to try emerge from the shadow of Meryl Streep's performance in the film adaptation as well as try engage viewers becoming frustrated with the show's obvious format. In many ways she achieves this but due to poor writing, any attempts at providing the character with a greater … Continue reading Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 5 “The Wide Window: Part One”

Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 4 ” The Reptile Room: Part Two”

This show's, and particularly this episode's, biggest problem is that it's too 'clean' and runs too smoothly and predictably. The writing lacks an urgency, where instead dialogue and plot points fall into place without any challenge or hurdle. The children try to make the adults aware of Count Olaf's presence but really never give it … Continue reading Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 4 ” The Reptile Room: Part Two”

Review: Jackie

A hypnotic┬ánod to history, 'Jackie' brings the right amount of sentimentality and spectacle to make for an emotional journey that perfectly captures the First Lady. For such a focussed piece of art, there is a lot going on in this film, with the screenplay excellently transporting the viewer between defining moments, while also providing a … Continue reading Review: Jackie