Review: Fargo Season 3 Episode 9 “Aporia”

Further grounding the thematic notions of ones' story and perspective within a compelling narrative, 'Fargo' is able to finally balance its multiple strands just right to capitalise upon momentum. While Emitt's relationship with his brother should have been explained earlier in the season, in retrospect it does provide an excellent new perspective on the brothers. … Continue reading Review: Fargo Season 3 Episode 9 “Aporia”

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Review: Legion Season 1 Episode 8 “Chapter 8”

A visual masterpiece, this finale of 'Legion' never strays hopelessly into ambiguity but presents its brilliant thematic ideas with strong (though sometimes on the nose) dialogue and character dynamics, especially in the relationship between David and Syd. With Dan Stevens giving an exceptional performance, capturing his characters self-confidence, painful conflict with the Shadow King and attempts at … Continue reading Review: Legion Season 1 Episode 8 “Chapter 8”

Review: Legion Season 1 Episode 5 “Chapter 5”

By this point in the series, the ambiguous editing, writing and overall perplexing nature of this series has to be accepted. It creates a beautiful entrancing aesthetic for the show, and is highly symbolic in terms of representing Haller's mentality, but this was the first episode where it really started to annoy me. Throughout this … Continue reading Review: Legion Season 1 Episode 5 “Chapter 5”

Review: Logan

The Western genre has the ability to strike at the core of human emotion by unravelling characters in a raw, unflinching manner. 'Logan' takes elements of this to provide a quintessential examination of humanity and hope in the face of adversity. While the reason for the character's initially distrustful, 'angry' mood is only alluded to (which … Continue reading Review: Logan

Review: Legion Season 1 Episode 1 “Chapter 1”

Noah Hawley's previous work with 'Fargo' showcased his ability to masterfully balance surrealism and realism; two styles that once again seem in perfect harmony here in 'Legion'. Hawley's direction creates an immersive experience, as the audience gains access to the visually spectacular, transcendent perspective of David Haller, a clearly unreliable narrator. This opens a barrel of questions, … Continue reading Review: Legion Season 1 Episode 1 “Chapter 1”

Oscar Predictions: Actress

Academy Award for Best Actress Nominees: Cate Blanchett (Carol) Brie Larson (Room) Jennifer Lawrence (Joy) Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) Predicted Winner: Brie Larson This is the easiest category to predict, possibly even more definite than Leonardo DiCaprio winning Best Actor. Brie Larson will win Best Actress, and it would take a total … Continue reading Oscar Predictions: Actress