The North Water—SERIES FINALE: “To Live is to Suffer”

Sumner heals up at a missionary camp, eventually making it back to land months later. But he must face Drax again, one final time.

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Minority Report’s Speculative Fiction is All Kinds of Awesome

Minority Report. 2002. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Screenplay by Jon Cohen & Scott Frank; based on the short story of the same name by Philip K. Dick. Starring Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow, Steve Harris, Neal McDonough, Patrick Kilpatrick, Jessica Capshaw, Anna Maria Horsford, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Tim Blake Nelson, Lois Smith, Mike Binder,Continue reading “Minority Report’s Speculative Fiction is All Kinds of Awesome”

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In Bruges: Comedy, Crime, Cheeky Cunts

In Bruges. 2008. Directed & Written by Martin McDonagh. Starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy, Jérémie Renier, Thekla Reuten, Eric Godon, &  Ciarán Hinds. Scion Films/Blueprint Pictures/Focus Features. Rated 18A. 107 minutes. Comedy/Crime/Drama ★★★★★ Martin McDonagh is a treasure. His writing in all forms is exceptional and he’s often very capable of subversive storytelling.Continue reading “In Bruges: Comedy, Crime, Cheeky Cunts”

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The Lobster: A Terrifying Vision of Lovers in a Dangerous Time

The Lobster. 2015. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. Screenplay by Efthymis Filippou & Lanthimos. Starring Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman, Colin Farrell, Rosanna Hoult, Ashley Jensen, Ariane Labed, Ewen MacIntosh, Imelda Nagle Ryan, Angeliki Papoulia, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux, Michael Smiley, Rachel Weisz, & Ben Whishaw. Film4/Irish Film Board/Eurimages. Rated 14A. 118 minutes. Drama/Romance/Sci-Fi ★★★★★ Yorgos LanthimosContinue reading “The Lobster: A Terrifying Vision of Lovers in a Dangerous Time”

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True Detective – Season 2, Episode 8: “Omega Station” ends with beauty & tragedy

HBO’s True Detective Season 2, Episode 8: “Omega Station” Directed by John Crowley (Boy A; previously directed the episode “Other Lives” this season) Written by Nic Pizzolatto * For a review of the previous episode, “Black Maps and Motel Rooms” – click here DISCLAIMER: DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU’VE NOT SEEN IT – FILLEDContinue reading “True Detective – Season 2, Episode 8: “Omega Station” ends with beauty & tragedy”

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True Detective – Season 2, Episode 7: “Black Maps and Motel Rooms”

HBO’s True Detective Season 2, Episode 7: “Black Maps and Motel Rooms” Directed by Daniel Attias (Ray Donovan, Bloodline, Masters of Sex, Homeland, The Killing) Written by Nic Pizzolatto * For a review of the next episode, “Omega Station” – click here * For a review of the previous episode, “Church in Ruins” – click here DISCLAIMER: THIS ISContinue reading “True Detective – Season 2, Episode 7: “Black Maps and Motel Rooms””

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True Detective – Season 2, Episode 6: “Church in Ruins”

HBO’s True Detective Season 2, Episode 6: “Church in Ruins” Directed by Miguel Sapochnik (Banshee, Game of Thrones) Written by Nic Pizzolatto * For a review of the next episode, “Black Maps and Motels Rooms” – click here * For a review of the previous episode, “Other Lives” – click here Beginning where we left off, the tenseContinue reading “True Detective – Season 2, Episode 6: “Church in Ruins””

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True Detective – Season 2, Episode 4: “Down Will Come”

HBO’s True Detective Season 2, Episode 4: “Down Will Come” Directed by Jeremy Podeswa (Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead, American Horror Story) Written by Nic Pizzolatto * For a review of the next episode, “Other Lives” – click here * For a review of the previous episode, “Maybe Tomorrow” – click hereContinue reading “True Detective – Season 2, Episode 4: “Down Will Come””

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