Review: Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 14 “El Matadero”

While this is certainly a transitional episode, setting up future conflict with Strand's side-plans and giving us insight into Alicia's greater mind-set, the slow pace and lack of anything especially compelling makes it a difficult watch. Nick's plot frustratingly is representative of the character's typical fall-back, while the fate of one character seems to be … Continue reading Review: Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 14 “El Matadero”

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Review: Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 13 “This Land is Your Land”

The final scene of this episode is near as perfect as 'The Walking Dead' has ever got. It is a simply, quiet reflection set beautifully in the middle of a rugged terrain that clearly identifies this show's rural, apocalyptic backdrop. Without any score or musical intrusion, the scene is a devastating insight into the silence … Continue reading Review: Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 13 “This Land is Your Land”

2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Predictions: Drama Category

Outstanding Drama Series Winner: The Handmaid's Tale Potential Spoiler: Stranger Things Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesĀ  Winner: Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) Potential Spoiler: Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Winner: Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale) Potential Spoiler: Claire Foy (The Crown) Outstanding Supporting Actor in … Continue reading 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Predictions: Drama Category

Review: Narcos Season 3 Episode 10 “Going Back to Cali”

Despite mostly focussing upon tying up loose ends, this finale features a strong directorial vision and well written narration that presents a thematic conclusion to the season. It may be rather explicit in its intentions, but the dialogue highlights the constant cycle of crime present within corrupt nations, often hidden behind the illusion of justice. … Continue reading Review: Narcos Season 3 Episode 10 “Going Back to Cali”

Review: Narcos Season 3 Episode 9 “Todos Los Hombres del Presidente”

Finally, 'Narcos' puts its foot down, not simply in terms of action or with intense, pulsating confrontations, but also in terms of its larger thematic stance. It certainly feels like the set up was necessary even if the show's structural problems often made the more significant moments feel like teases rather than clues or stepping … Continue reading Review: Narcos Season 3 Episode 9 “Todos Los Hombres del Presidente”

Review: Narcos Season 3 Episode 8 “Convivir”

The continual spiralling that the Cali Cartel find themselves within makes for excellent, chaotic, suspenseful viewing, as the main leaders erupt out of paranoia. Yet, that story's most important asset is Jorge, and the stunning Matias Varela, whose fight for survival is tense, well developed and paced. Unfortunately, however, the two main culminating sequences in … Continue reading Review: Narcos Season 3 Episode 8 “Convivir”

Review: Narcos Season 3 Episode 4 “Checkmate”

The amounting hurdles that Pena faces in his fight to bring down the Cali Cartel is beginning to add up. Although he finds a small win here, and finally gets out into the field, providing Pedro Pascal with some tense, fitting material, it certainly disguises multiple losses. These personal ramifications are important to sustaining interest … Continue reading Review: Narcos Season 3 Episode 4 “Checkmate”