Arrival Review
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Arrival Review

The science fiction genre has had its fair share of good standalone films in recent years. Ones like Ex Machina, Under the Skin, Moon and even the effects-heavy blockbuster Interstellar have told more intimate, character-driven stories. Following in this trend is Arrival, the new alien-invasion movie from the brilliant director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario). Arrival … Continue reading

Smallville “Leech” Review (S1E12)
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Smallville “Leech” Review (S1E12)

Smallville delivered a firmly middle-of-the-road episode this week, giving us a solid enough weekly adventure, if not a particularly exciting one. “Leech” is the sort of midseason episode I expect to come up a lot in this retrospective, one that doesn’t do much more than was expected of television in the early 2000s. Fortunately, there … Continue reading

Mr. Robot Season 2 Review – “Successor,” “Init 5” and “Hidden Process” (S2E8-10)
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Mr. Robot Season 2 Review – “Successor,” “Init 5” and “Hidden Process” (S2E8-10)

A trio of strong, stylish episodes lead us to Mr. Robot‘s “Stage 2” – and hopefully some answers Season 2 of Mr. Robot has been quite the roller-coaster ride, both for the show’s characters as well as viewers. There have been moments this season that I enjoyed as much as (if not more than) the highest highs … Continue reading

Mr. Robot Season Two Review: “Logic Bomb,” “Master Slave” and “Handshake” (S2E5-7)
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Mr. Robot Season Two Review: “Logic Bomb,” “Master Slave” and “Handshake” (S2E5-7)

Season Two’s new direction is validated with a trio of excellent episodes and one expertly-crafted twist Watching the first four episodes of Mr. Robot‘s second season, I fluctuated back and forth between equally strong feelings of optimism and despair. I found myself waiting for the show to regain the magic of the first season, but also fearing … Continue reading