THE BOOB TUBE: BETTER CALL SAUL – BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

Truth be told, this episode – “Alpine Shepherd Boy” – was a letdown after the highs of the previous episode. Neatly divided into three parts, the opening act finds Jimmy MacGill realising that getting folks calling him might necessarily mean a good thing as his client prospects tend to be Continue Reading

REEL TO REAL: THE DROP IS A SLOW BURNER THAT NEVER QUITE GETS OUT OF SECOND GEAR BUT …

Directed by Michaël R. Roskam. Written by Dennis Lehane. Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini. The main strengths of this crime drama are two-fold. The performances are solid and the plot is well-constructed. Although, these plus points are almost undone by the snail-like pacing. Prima facie, the film appears to Continue Reading

REEL TO REAL: A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES HIGHLIGHTS WHAT LIAM NEESON DOES BEST – REPLICATE HIS TAKEN PERSONA

Directed by Scott Frank Starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Boyd Holbrook, Sebastian Roche Actor Liam Neeson’s third act has been defined by his role in Taken – the invincible, grizzled man of action on a mission – which he duly reprised in other action movies like Unknown, The Grey and Continue Reading

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TRUE DETECTIVE (Starring Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey & Michelle Monahan) From the epic surrealistic opening credits, it’s clear that HBO’s new series True Detective is going to be something different. However, the moment one sees the first murder victim, one’s mind is immediately cast to the first season of Hannibal! Continue Reading