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14 August 2017

Game of Thrones: “Eastwatch” Me, Watch Me

By // TV

It’s hard for me to say, but this season of Game of Thrones is shaping up to be a vast improvement over its last two predecessors. Season five saw an …

07 August 2017

Game of Thrones: “The Spoils of War”

By // TV

For a fifty-two minute episode, this week’s installment of Game of Thrones was, as Mary Berry likes to say, “cram-jam full” of goodies, gasps and guffaws. It seems as though …

01 August 2017

Game of Thrones: “The Queen’s Justice”

By // TV

Episode three for a new season is a tough nut to crack. In season six of Game of Thrones, I told you that the third episode is where most TV …

24 July 2017

Game of Thrones: “Stormborn” and Restless

By // TV

When it comes to second episodes of a new season of Game of Thrones, you don’t expect them to be over an hour in length. Of course, it needs to …

17 July 2017

Game of Thrones: What the World Looks Like Now

By // TV

Many of the fans are asking questions of the new season of Game of Thrones. People want to know when the army of the dead will march on Eastwatch. They …

19 May 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: The Family Trope

By // Cinema

*some mild spoilers below* Let’s be honest with ourselves – a full third of the reasons people want to see the second installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise …

28 February 2017

Get Up, Stand Up, Don’t Forget Get Out

By // Cinema

*spoilers below* Jordan Peele wrote and directed something that, by all means and practices, shouldn’t exist. I say shouldn’t not because I disliked Get Out or because I don’t want …

05 December 2016

The Unbearable Whiteness of Blonde

By // Theatre

*spoiler alerts for those of you who haven’t seen the musical, but I haven’t even seen the movie* To start, I understand that Legally Blonde is a comedy. Much of …

25 October 2016

Luke Cage: And the Band Played On

By // TV

There’s a lot to love about this series. The way it deals with society’s criminalization of clothing, of black culture and black people. The heavy stylizing of Harlem and the …

13 October 2016

Luke Cage: a Man in a Hoodie

By // TV

Trayvon Martin’s death marks one of the most significant moments in the history of the hooded sweatshirt (henceforth referred to as a hoodie). The hoodie has been made to seem …

05 October 2016

Luke Cage: Rate the Players, Rate the Game

By // TV

We live in a world that is full of people. We see some of them every day, we recognize the big names and the prominent celebrities, but we also face …

30 August 2016

The Night Of: The Conclusions We Draw

By // TV

When a show ends, we expect it to answer questions. There are, of course, famous examples of shows that leave questions without answers: Lost, Heroes, 24, The West Wing, The …

24 August 2016

The Night Of: There Are No “Ordinary Deaths”

By // TV

The season finale of The Night Of is coming around the bend. It’s so soon, it seems unreal, despite how long the individual episodes run (one hour and twenty minutes, …

21 August 2016

The Night Of: A Foreigner Carrying a Knife in the Pocket of his Jacket

By // TV

There is a book, by Amitava Kumar, called “A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His …