Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Crackling with wit yet also ablaze with violence, racially charged rhetoric and complex, meaningful and haunting characters, Martin McDonagh's screenplay is a beautiful beast. It elicits a crowning achievement in acting by Frances McDormand, as well as powerful and thought-provoking performances by Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. These actors' three primary characters are of the … Continue reading Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Review: Bright

David Ayer’s visual wizardry is showcased here, as the director presents a grimy, smeared world of distorted fantasy colour that radiates with the hue of Los Angeles and the vibrance and hustle of a dirty underground magic city. Unfortunately, however, the awful screenplay which lacks control of tone, diverting between an attempt at high-fantasy, urban … Continue reading Review: Bright

Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 10 “shutdown -r”

This finale raises the questions of when to take the back seat, when to act, and when to reflect. Throughout an hour of incredible intensity, brilliantly structured and edited to retain a sense of pace and catharsis, the writers note that constantly attempting to act to change an outcome may not the desired results. Instead, … Continue reading Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 10 “shutdown -r”

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”

Review: Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 9 “Three-Letter Day”

By this point ‘Designated Survivor’ is so far past its initial purpose and direction that it’s episodes are best consumed and viewed as bites or slithers of the Kirkman Presidency than a serial narrative. Kirkman, for the most part, is MIA during this episode, in a figurehead position that leaves the staff to act. The … Continue reading Review: Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 9 “Three-Letter Day”

Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 8 “eps3.7_dont-delete-me.ko”

With Season 3 'Mr. Robot' hit a reset-like button on its usually ambiguous, subtle and ideological storytelling, instead substituting it out for more mainstream, emotional and intense film-making. For the most part this decision has garnered great success, as Elliot has been able to take charge without the audience constantly questioning his direction. Unfortunately, this … Continue reading Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 8 “eps3.7_dont-delete-me.ko”