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‘Game of Thrones’: Narrative Branches Are Chopped Off In ‘Stormborn’ (Review)

There were several more war councils and strategy meetings in”Stormborn,” the second episode of Game of Thrones‘ abbreviated and penultimate seventh season. But unlike the premiere, which acted as an extended prologue, there was a significant amount of forward momentum … Continue reading

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The Board Is Set and the Pieces Are Moving In ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Premiere ‘Dragonstone’ (Review)

Box office is down at theaters this summer amidst tired franchise offerings. But on Sundays, at the same 9 p.m. hour, TV is proving how it has caught up to cinema. On one hand, there’s Twin Peaks, an auteur’s acid trip … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead 6.7: Heads Up – Review

Glenn’s alive! Too bad the whole #IsGlennDead storyline was a gigantic bust. Let’s recap: Glenn spared the cowardly Nicholas last season after his actions get Noah (Tyler James Williams) killed and he tried to kill Glenn. Then, just as Nicholas was … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.9: The Dance of Dragons – Review

That was probably the most horrific thing I’ve seen on Game of Thrones, and that includes the Red Wedding. No coincidentally directed by the same man, David Nutter, this week saw Shireen of the House Baratheon and Stannis’ daughter burned … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.8: Hardhome – Review

Hardhome: Jon & Tormund What “Hardhome” saved for last, I’ll put up front: Game of Thrones just snuck in their yearly battle episode under our noses. While the coming Stannis vs. Bolton confrontation has been teased all season (that got … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.7: The Gift – Review

This season is the season Game of Thrones became it’s own creature. It is no longer appropriate to compare George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series that gives the story basis. It won’t be conclusively until we … Continue reading

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A White Guy on Women in Hollywood and Feminism on Film

I’m a privileged white guy in America and, as patron saint of comedy Louis C.K., that makes a huge difference. What I find detestable as a person is when other men (and sometimes even women) are ignorant of the forces … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.6: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken – Review

This episode played, as more and more Game of Thrones episodes are wont nowadays, as five vignettes, concerning Arya, the King’s Landing ruckus, Tyrion & Jorah, the Dornish happenings, and another good ole fashioned Westerosi wedding, this time at Winterfell. … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.5: Kill the Boy – Review

Every season has a flavor and, for this one, it’s swiss chocolate. While many bemoan the (necessary) changes to keep the show going at its breakneck pace, this week, to me, proved that David Benioff and Dan Weiss are THE … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.4: Sons of the Harpy – Review

Game of Thrones continues its rampage of change in the fourth episode of Season 5 this week. The changes are good because the echoes in other plotlines are more pronounced. It makes for more concise storytelling, in line with the ‘convergence’ … Continue reading

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