Monthly Archives: August 2013

Breaking Bad S5E11: Confessions

Buckeye: I would just like to remind people that this is the THIRD episode of whatever season of Breaking Bad this is (perhaps you adhere to the nomenclature of the powers that be and go along with their “Season Five Part Two” … Continue reading

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Under Review: The Spectacular Now

*I’m also going to include some of my thoughts on The Way, Way Back, previously unwritten-about by me, in this review. Nominally both that film and The Spectacular Now are coming of age stories, and both are very good, but The Spectacular Now is the more … Continue reading

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Under Review: Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station is the work of a first time director, and that’s immediately apparent. Fruitvale Station features another in a line of strong performances of a promising young actor, and that’s immediately apparent, too. That actor, Michael B. Jordan, plays … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad S5E10: Buried

Buckeye: “Buried” began and ended with a wordless Jesse—and featured Walt’s best Steve-Buscemi-in-Fargo impression—but belonged, and this is rare for a show whose central character has a ceaseless desire to prove his masculinity and fulfill what American society has deemed is a … Continue reading

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Under Review: Elysium

If you liked Neill Blomkamp’s District 9, you can certainly expect more of the same from Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium. The director’s first two features quite obviously share much in common: both are allegorical parables that unmask and condemn our social ills; despite … Continue reading

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The Bridge S1E5: The Beast

kyra: “The Beast” finally puts to rest the notion that Stephen Linder is the serial killer because it is not physically possible for him to have been in that doctor’s house. Given that is the case, I find the storylines generally … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad S5E9: Blood Money

kyra: Fair warning, this is the return of Breaking Bad so it’s gonna be a long review. They’ll be shorter in the future, but we both want to set the stage for the final 8 episodes of the current best … Continue reading

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