THE CROWN SEASON 4 (REVIEW)THE CROWN SEASON 4 (REVIEW)

The Crown Season 4

The Crown is a historical drama streaming television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (played by Olivia Colman). Certainly, in modern times, no other royal family has captured public imagination like the Windsors. Also, in the context of the prolonged reign of Queen Elizabeth II, such a drama series is definitely merited. The Crown Season 4 perhaps begins the Queen’s most tumultuous years, to be concluded with Season 5, coming in 2022.

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THE SENTINEL (1977) MOVIE REVIEWTHE SENTINEL (1977) MOVIE REVIEW

The Sentinel (1977)

The Sentinel is a 1977 supernatural horror drama based on the novel of the same name by Jeffrey Konvitz. Directed by Michael Winner, The Sentinel is about a young model (Cristina Raines) who moves into a historic Brooklyn brownstone that has been sectioned into apartments, only to find that the building is owned by the Catholic diocese and is a gateway to Hell.

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THE MANDALORIAN S02E03 (REVIEW)THE MANDALORIAN S02E03 (REVIEW)

The Mandalorian S02E03

The Mandalorian S02E03 is destined to be a fan-favourite episode of this popular Disney+ series. Entitled “The Heiress”, The Mandalorian S02E03 introduces the live-action version of Bo-Katan (played by Katee Sackhoff), from The Clone Wars animated series. Bo-Katan is of the Mandalorian Clan Kryze and plans to reclaim Mandolore from the fallen Empire.

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ARCHIVE (MOVIE REVIEW)ARCHIVE (MOVIE REVIEW)

Archive movie review

Archive is a British indie scifi drama written and directed by Gavin Rothery. Although Archive is Rothery’s debut feature, Rothery had collaborated – contributed design work – with Duncan Jones on Moon. Thus, there is a similar low budget sensibility about Archive but with the same attention to detail and first rate quality witnessed on Moon.

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THE BEST NEIL YOUNG SONGS OF ALL TIMETHE BEST NEIL YOUNG SONGS OF ALL TIME

Neil Young
Photo by Richard Young/Shutterstock (99382a)

Neil Young has turned 75! So it’s probably the best day to present to you the click baiting listicle I call The Best Neil Young Songs Of All Time! AND… I have given myself the nigh impossible task of just naming TEN songs! But I think I am well satisfied with this list, keeping my selections to the less obvious and focusing on deep cuts. Without further ado, The Best Neil Young Songs Of All Time (in alphabetical order, natch!)

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STAR TREK : DISCOVERY S03E05 (REVIEW)STAR TREK : DISCOVERY S03E05 (REVIEW)

Star Trek : Discovery S03E05

Star Trek : Discovery S03E05 “Die Trying” seems to promise the end of Discovery’s quest to be reunited with Starfleet and the Federation but what the crew discovers (sorry) is far from expected. At the end of the previous episode, Adira Tal reconnected with her symbiont’s previous hosts and was able to glean the vital information from Starfleet Admiral Senna Tal concerning Starfleet HQ location.

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IMMORTAL BELOVED (MOVIE REVIEW)IMMORTAL BELOVED (MOVIE REVIEW)

Immortal Beloved

Immortal Beloved is a 1994 historical drama depicting the final years of classical music composer Ludwig van Beethoven (played by Gary Oldham). The story revolves around a quest by Beethoven’s secretary and biographer Anton Schindler (Jeroen Krabbé) to find out the true identity of the “Unsterbliche Geliebte” (“Immortal Beloved”) addressed in three letters found in Beethoven’s private papers. 

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HIS DARK MATERIALS S02E01 (REVIEW)HIS DARK MATERIALS S02E01 (REVIEW)

His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials S02E01 marks the return of HBO’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s popular scifi fantasy series. The first season was a mixed affair distinguished by the performances of Dafne Keen (as protagonist Lyra) and Ruth Wilson (as antagonist Mrs. Coulter), but bogged down by the convoluted storyline. Definitely did not have the impact of a Game of Thrones that perhaps HBO was hoping for.

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THE UNDOING – PART I (REVIEW)THE UNDOING – PART I (REVIEW)

Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in The Undoing.

The Undoing is a six-part HBO psychological thriller drama mini-series based on the 2014 novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. for the purpose of this review, I shall be splitting my comments into two parts. Episodes one to three will be covered in The Undoing – Part I. So whenever I refer to The Undoing – Part I, I am discussing the first three episodes.

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POSSESSOR (MOVIE REVIEW)POSSESSOR (MOVIE REVIEW)

Possessor

Possessor is an indie scifi horror movie written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg. Horror buffs will of course recognise the name Cronenberg. Brandon is the son of iconic film-maker David Cronenberg, director of movies like The Fly, Dead Ringers, Scanners, Rabid et al.

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THE NINTH CONFIGURATION (MOVIE REVIEW)THE NINTH CONFIGURATION (MOVIE REVIEW)

The Ninth Configuration

The Ninth Configuration is a psychological drama written and directed by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel. The movie is an exercise in surrealism and Blatty’s treatise on religious faith. Released in 1980, The Ninth Configuration is the perfect example of seventies movie making, where serious (and original) themes were allowed to be explored without compromise or studio interference.

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