Oh, we can beat them, forever and ever Then we could be heroes just for one day. In many ways I enjoyed this season more than the others. It was visually stunning; a general topic I didn’t think I’d enjoy but did, and it was more cohesive than most. But it was light on the […]
Sympathy butters no parsnips. –Mrs. Patmore Action packed, my Basketcases, action packed! Every transition was practically racing from upstairs to downstairs and back again. Everyone had PLOT! Everyone had SNAPPY BANTER! Everyone had COSTUMES! I can’t bear vulgar jokes. –Lady Mary …and not for nothing, but Lord Grantham remains an ass. What a snotty little […]
Television is glutted with comic book shows these days. From Agents of SHIELD to Arrow to The Flash to the host of supernatural-themed ones, it’s “this year’s candy pink refrigerator.” Into this mix steps Agent Carter. Boasting an excellent cast that includes Hayley Atwell in the title role she created in the first Captain America […]
Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley: A wonderfully romantic piece by justelanore.
Ida, a Polish film with English subtitles, has quietly been gaining attention as one of the must-see movies of the year, and has recently made the shortlist for Foreign Language Oscar. The film takes place in the early 1960s in Poland. We meet a young novitiate nun, Anna, an orphan, raised in the convent. The […]
Watching The Inheritance … Betty calls Gloria a silly woman, which is exactly what Henry’s mother calls Betty two seasons later.
This is what Peggy said to Stan in Mad Men episode 7.01, Time Zones: Well, I’m tired of fighting for everything to be better. You’re all a bunch of hacks who are perfectly happy with shit. Nobody cares about anything. No one wants things to be better? I got it. I’ll just stand out here, […]
I have an article on The Film Experience that 007 fans might like. With the announcement earlier this month that Monica Bellucci had been cast in the forthcoming Bond film, Spectre, the media has recently been replete with headlines like “James Bond finally falls for a woman his own age” It was the oft-repeated “finally” […]
In the winter finale of The Walking Dead, Coda, Rick shows security-guard Bob what community policing is all about. He pursues the suspect, issues a warning, apprehends him, explains the law, and then arrests him. Forever.