EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE (ANALYSIS)EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE (ANALYSIS)

Everything Everywhere All at Once is a 2022 American absurdist comedy-drama film written and directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (collectively known as “Daniels”). The film has grossed over $57 million worldwide, becoming A24’s highest-grossing film domestically. The film was acclaimed by critics, who lauded its imagination, direction, the performances of the cast, and its handling of themes such as existentialism, nihilism, and Asian American identity.

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UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN EPISODE 5 (ANALYSIS)UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN EPISODE 5 (ANALYSIS)

Under the Banner of Heaven Episode 5 Analysis

Under the Banner of Heaven Episode 5 is the fifth part of an 2022 American true crime drama television miniseries based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Jon Krakauer. The premise involves a police detective who’s faith is shaken when investigating the murder of a Mormon mother and her baby daughter that seems to involve The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

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THE OFFER EPISODE 6 (ANALYSIS)THE OFFER EPISODE 6 (ANALYSIS)

The Offer Episode 6 is the sixth part of a biographical drama miniseries about the development and production of Francis Ford Coppola’s landmark New York City gangster film The Godfather (1972) for Paramount Pictures. The miniseries is part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the classic film and is based on the experiences of producer Al Ruddy, played by Miles Teller.

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HALO SEASON 1 EPISODE 9 (ANALYSIS)HALO SEASON 1 EPISODE 9 (ANALYSIS)

Halo Season 1 Episode 9 is the first season finale of an American military science fiction television series developed by Kyle Killen and Steven Kane for the streaming service Paramount+, based on the video game franchise of the same name. The series had been languishing in development hell since 2013 before becoming a streaming TV series, after failing to appear as a movie or traditional TV series. The first season will feature nine episodes, with a 2nd season already greenlit.

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STRANGE NEW WORLDS SEASON 1 EPISODE 3 (ANALYSIS)STRANGE NEW WORLDS SEASON 1 EPISODE 3 (ANALYSIS)

Strange New Worlds Season 1 Episode 3

Strange New Worlds Season 1 Episode 3 is the third instalment of an American scifi space opera television drama created by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, and Jenny Lumet for the streaming service Paramount+. A spin-off of the Discovery series, Strange New Worlds features the USS Enterprise captained by Christopher Pike and set a decade before the events in the original Star Trek TV series. Arguably, Discovery’s second season – which introduced Anson Mount’s version of Pike – has been the best so far, so it’s no surprise that this series is now a reality.

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WE OWN THIS CITY PART 4 (ANALYSIS)WE OWN THIS CITY PART 4 (ANALYSIS)

We Own This City Part 4 is the fourth instalment of an American true crime drama miniseries based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton. The miniseries was developed and written by George Pelecanos and David Simon, who had previously collaborated on The Wire and Deuce. The premise involves the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF) and the corruption surrounding it.

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THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH EPISODE 4 (ANALYSIS)THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH EPISODE 4 (ANALYSIS)

The Man Who Fell To Earth Episode 4 Analysis

The Man Who Fell to Earth Episode 4 is the fourth instalment of an American science fiction television series created by Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman. The series is based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis and previously made into a film in 1976 starring David Bowie. This television series is actually a continuation of the events depicted in the film, a sequel of sorts.

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SHINING GIRLS EPISODE 5 (ANALYSIS)SHINING GIRLS EPISODE 5 (ANALYSIS)

Shining Girls Episode 5 Analysis

Shining Girls Episode 5 is the fifth instalment of an American thriller streaming television series based on the 2013 novel The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. Though ostensibly about a serial killer, there are supernatural horror (and possibly scifi) elements in this series that recalls the Stephen King HBO adaptation The Outsider from 2018.

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THE OFFER EPISODE 5 (ANALYSIS)THE OFFER EPISODE 5 (ANALYSIS)

The Offer Episode 5 is the fifth part of a biographical drama miniseries about the development and production of Francis Ford Coppola’s landmark New York City gangster film The Godfather (1972) for Paramount Pictures. The miniseries is part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the classic film and is based on the experiences of producer Al Ruddy, played by Miles Teller.

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CANDY PARTS 4 – 5 (ANALYSIS)CANDY PARTS 4 – 5 (ANALYSIS)

Candy Parts 4 – 5 are the final two instalments of an American true crime drama streaming television miniseries created by Nick Antosca and Robin Veith. The series stars Jessica Biel as the real-life Candy Montgomery, who was accused of brutally murdering her best friend, Betty Gore (played by Melanie Lynskey) in 1980s Texas. In our previous analysis of Part 1, we indicated that this miniseries had been stripped of all tension and conflict due to the fact that it was a true crime drama and we the audience knew exactly what was coming.

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HALO SEASON 1 EPISODE 8 (ANALYSIS)HALO SEASON 1 EPISODE 8 (ANALYSIS)

Halo Season 1 Episode 8 is the eighth episode of an American military science fiction television series developed by Kyle Killen and Steven Kane for the streaming service Paramount+, based on the video game franchise of the same name. The series had been languishing in development hell since 2013 before becoming a streaming TV series, after failing to appear as a movie or traditional TV series. The first season will feature nine episodes, with a 2nd season already greenlit.

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STRANGE NEW WORLDS SEASON 1 EPISODE 2 (ANALYSIS)STRANGE NEW WORLDS SEASON 1 EPISODE 2 (ANALYSIS)

Strange New Worlds Season 1 Episode 2 is the second instalment of an American scifi space opera television drama created by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, and Jenny Lumet for the streaming service Paramount+. A spin-off of the Discovery series, Strange New Worlds features the USS Enterprise captained by Christopher Pike and set a decade before the events in the original Star Trek TV series. Arguably, Discovery’s second season – which introduced Anson Mount’s version of Pike – has been the best so far, so it’s no surprise that this series is now a reality.

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UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN EPISODE 4 (ANALYSIS)UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN EPISODE 4 (ANALYSIS)

Under the Banner of Heaven Episode 4 is the fourth part of an 2022 American true crime drama television miniseries based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Jon Krakauer. The premise involves a police detective who’s faith is shaken when investigating the murder of a Mormon mother and her baby daughter that seems to involve The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

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CANDY PARTS 2 – 3 (ANALYSIS)CANDY PARTS 2 – 3 (ANALYSIS)

Candy Parts 2 - 3 Analysis

Candy Parts 2 – 3 are the second and third instalments of an American true crime drama streaming television miniseries created by Nick Antosca and Robin Veith. The series stars Jessica Biel as the real-life Candy Montgomery, who was accused of brutally murdering her best friend, Betty Gore (played by Melanie Lynskey) in 1980s Texas. In our previous analysis of Part 1, we indicated that this miniseries had been stripped of all tension and conflict due to the fact that it was a true crime drama and we the audience knew exactly what was coming.

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CANDY PART 1 (ANALYSIS)CANDY PART 1 (ANALYSIS)

Candy Part 1 is the first instalment of an American true crime drama streaming television miniseries created by Nick Antosca and Robin Veith. The series stars Jessica Biel as the real-life Candy Montgomery, who was accused of brutally murdering her best friend, Betty Gore (played by Melanie Lynskey) in 1980s Texas. In the light of the popularity of dramatisations of true crime stories – like The Staircase and The Thing About Pam – we take the opportunity to analyse whether these true crime dramas are worth the time and effort to begin with.

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WE OWN THIS CITY PART 3 (ANALYSIS)WE OWN THIS CITY PART 3 (ANALYSIS)

We Own This City Part 3 is the third instalment of an American true crime drama miniseries based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton. The miniseries was developed and written by George Pelecanos and David Simon, who had previously collaborated on The Wire and Deuce. The premise involves the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF) and the corruption surrounding it.

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THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH EPISODE 3 (ANALYSIS)THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH EPISODE 3 (ANALYSIS)

The Man Who Fell to Earth Episode 3 is the third instalment of an American science fiction television series created by Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman. The series is based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis and previously made into a film in 1976 starring David Bowie. This television series is actually a continuation of the events depicted in the film, a sequel of sorts.

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