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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Top 5 in Film 2017

* as noted this list will be updated as I see more of the awards fair Find more of my Top 5 Lists HERE Best Picture: 1. Okja 2. Blade Runner 2049 3. Call Me By Your Name 4. Lady Bird 5. Phantom Thread Honourable Mentions: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, … Continue reading Top 5 in Film 2017

Top 5 in TV 2017

Find more of my Top 5 Lists HERE Best Television Show: 1. Better Call Saul 2. Game of Thrones 3. The Handmaid's Tale 4. Mindhunter 5. Legion Honourable Mentions: House of Cards, Feud: Bette and Joan, Alias Grace, The Crown Sources: "Better Call Saul" (AMC), "Game of Thrones" (Digital Spy), "The Handmaid's Tale" (Vulture), "Mindhunter" (Vulture), "Legion" (Vulture).   … Continue reading Top 5 in TV 2017

Review: The Punisher Season 1 Episode 13 “Memento Mori”

While the direction and action choreography is excellent, with the director employing numerous ambitious shots and depictions, the central purpose of this episode, the confrontation between Frank and Billy, feels more out of necessity than reason. The pair always needed this fight, to allow Jigsaw to emerge from Russo, and to pave the way for … Continue reading Review: The Punisher Season 1 Episode 13 “Memento Mori”

Review: The Punisher Season 1 Episode 12 “Home”

The ending is undoubtedly gratifying, an explosion of heartbreak, vengeance, desire and duty for Frank. However, while the emotional sentiment is there, much of it is betrayed by the fact that Rawlins was never a great villain. While his generic ‘dirty’ actions and responsibility for Castle’s family’s deaths did create some reason for the audience … Continue reading Review: The Punisher Season 1 Episode 12 “Home”

Review: The Punisher Season 1 Episode 11 “Danger Close”

High octane intensity comes in the form of adrenaline raising action sequences and compounding emotional stakes, this episode excellently capitalises upon the season’s set-up. Not only drawing on key relationships formed across the season, with Frank and Sarah, or Madani and Russo, but also Frank’s increasing sense of commitment, ‘The Punisher’ goes all in on … Continue reading Review: The Punisher Season 1 Episode 11 “Danger Close”

Review: The Punisher Season 1 Episode 10 “Virtue of the Vicious”

Due to the poor resolution to Lewis' story and a minimal amount of consequential character development, this episode feels like an unnecessary sidetrack to the larger narrative, utilising a time jumping structure for no apparent reason. Initially, the structure seemed to be highlighting a difference in perspective, centred around contrasting views of the role of … Continue reading Review: The Punisher Season 1 Episode 10 “Virtue of the Vicious”