Review: Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 3 “The Queen’s Justice”

From Ayra meeting Nymeria, to Danerys returning home, this season has excellently put emphasis upon resolution and in providing pay-off for seasons of teases. This episode doesn't change that with further focus upon complex, fragile relationships between characters, heavily symbolised by past conflict and betrayals, while the writers also allow humour to be utilised by … Continue reading Review: Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 3 “The Queen’s Justice”

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Review: Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 2 “Stormborn”

Mark Mylod brings Mad Max: Fury Road to 'Game of Thrones' with a high-octane, adrenaline pumping final sea battle that provides stellar cinematography and mesmerising character points, especially in the ramifications for Theon. Yet beyond the scope that this show typically delivers, Mylod also examined the intimacy of relationships and the choices we make for … Continue reading Review: Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 2 “Stormborn”

Review: Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 1 “Dragonstone”

Despite being unapologetically low energy, interested in reinstating political boundary, alliance and direction, 'Game of Thrones' begins its penultimate season with an examination of binary ideological viewpoints and leadership. As the cinematic scope increases, the human conflict between leaders escalates, with the writers creating organic friction and dissension between characters. In many respects this duality … Continue reading Review: Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 1 “Dragonstone”

2017 Emmy Predictions

For the 2017 Emmy Awards, I will be doing full predictions and break-downs of my reasons behind each picks closer the the September ceremony. However, for the nominations I will provide you with my Gold Derby predictions, which you may find here: http://www.goldderby.com/view-predictions/phatsantu/emmy-awards-nominations-2017/ As the nominations come out and I publish my predictions, you will … Continue reading 2017 Emmy Predictions

Review: The Young Pope Season 1 Episode 8 “Episode 8”

Taking on a more episodic format, this episode begins with a beautifully written monologue regarding the events at the end of the previous entry. It's a brief, yet deeply revealing, insight into Lenny the 'friend'. Having the character¬†stripped down and vulnerable is just one example of many great directorial choices throughout this episode. Yet mention … Continue reading Review: The Young Pope Season 1 Episode 8 “Episode 8”

Review: The Young Pope Season 1 Episode 7 “Episode 7”

While this episode didn't provide anything new, and rather simply reaffirmed the pressures against the Pope and his rule, such defiance became more visually interesting as these conspiracies and plans properly went into the works. However,¬†Voiello's intentions and actions here, where he continues to flip-flop on his alliance to Lenny, seemed unjustified and at times … Continue reading Review: The Young Pope Season 1 Episode 7 “Episode 7”

Review: The Young Pope Season 1 Episode 5 “Episode 5”

Powerful and merciless. The first half is masterful, expertly balancing both Lenny's extravagant, radical ideals with more sympathetic, traditional, christian views. The equilibrium created by the two makes Lenny one of the most well established¬†characters I have seen on TV, as while his demeanour and rhetoric is dark and haunting, it now feels rooted in … Continue reading Review: The Young Pope Season 1 Episode 5 “Episode 5”