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PICARD SEASON 2 EPISODE 2 (ANALYSIS)PICARD SEASON 2 EPISODE 2 (ANALYSIS)

Star Trek: Picard S02E02 Analysis

Picard Season 2 Episode 2 is the second episode of the 2nd season of an American television series created by Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer, and Alex Kurtzman for the streaming service Paramount+. The series is a spin-off of Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG) with the titular character Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) as its central focal point.

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STAR TREK DISCOVERY S04E12 (ANALYSIS)STAR TREK DISCOVERY S04E12 (ANALYSIS)

Star Trek Discovery S04E12 Analysis

Star Trek Discovery S04E12 is the penultimate episode of the fourth season of the scifi TV drama series streaming on Paramount+. The series had a mixed reception due to its perceived retconning of Star Trek canon, being set 10 years before the events in the original Star Trek TV series and by introducing Michael Burnham (as the sister of the iconic character, Mr. Spock). In season 3, the series transported the ship and its crew almost a century into the future, thereby (cleverly) avoiding any issue with Star Trek canon once and for all.

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PAM & TOMMY EPISODE 8 (ANALYSIS)PAM & TOMMY EPISODE 8 (ANALYSIS)

Pam & Tommy Episode 8 Analysis

Pam & Tommy Episode 8 is the finale of an American biographical drama miniseries chronicling the marriage between actress Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, respectively played by Lily James and Sebastian Stan, during the period their unauthorized sex tape was made public. Seriously, when someone says “Pam and Tommy”, the only thing that comes to mind is SEXTAPE!

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THE GILDED AGE S01E07 (ANALYSIS)THE GILDED AGE S01E07 (ANALYSIS)

The Gilded Age S01E07 Story Analysis

The Gilded Age S01E07 is the seventh episode of a historical drama television series created by Julian Fellowes for HBO that is set in the United States during the Gilded Age, the boom years of 1880s New York City. Fellowes is, of course, best known for creating critically acclaimed and popular period dramas like the Gosford Park film and Downtown Abbey TV series.

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BETTER THINGS SEASON 5 EP 3 (REVIEW)BETTER THINGS SEASON 5 EP 3 (REVIEW)

Better Things Season 5 Ep 3 is the third instalment of the 5th season of an American comedy-drama television series created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. for FX, starring Adlon as a divorced actress who raises her three daughters on her own. This final season brings back Sam Fox (Adlon) and her dysfunctional family of daughters, mother, brother, ex-husband and assorted close friends.

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FROM S01E05 (STORY ANALYSIS)FROM S01E05 (STORY ANALYSIS)

From S01E05 Story Analysis

From S01E05 is the fifth instalment of the first season of an American science fiction-horror television series created and written by John Griffin and executive produced by the Russo brothers. The premise – a seemingly normal middle American town is actually a nightmarish trap which keeps unwilling residents captive. But worse than that, at night murderous monsters roam the town and are only kept at bay if residents stay indoors and are protected by strange artefacts. Staying alive and searching for a way out occupy the minds of these unfortunate victims.

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AFTER YANG (STORY ANALYSIS)AFTER YANG (STORY ANALYSIS)

After Yang Story Analysis

After Yang is a 2021 American science fiction drama film written, directed, and edited by Kogonada. It stars Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Justin H. Min, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja, and Haley Lu Richardson. The plot follows a family’s mission to repair their unresponsive robotic child. The film is an elegiac rumination on mortality and what it means to be human. 

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THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES SEASON 2 (ANALYSIS)THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES SEASON 2 (ANALYSIS)

The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 Analysis

The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 is the second season of an American black comedy television drama series created by Danny McBride. The series follows a famous yet dysfunctional family of televangelists and megachurch pastors led by widowed patriarch Eli Gemstone (John Goodman). Eli and his immature children, Jesse (Danny McBride), Judy (Edi Patterson) and Kelvin (Adam DeVine), lead opulent lives funded by church donations.

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RAISED BY WOLVES SEASON 2 EPISODE 6 (ANALYSIS)RAISED BY WOLVES SEASON 2 EPISODE 6 (ANALYSIS)

Raised by Wolves S02E06

Raised by Wolves Season 2 Episode 6 is the sixth instalment of the second season of an American science fiction drama television series created by Aaron Guzikowski. Famed director Ridley Scott is an executive producer on the series and directed the first two episodes of season 1. Thus, the series carries many of the genre hallmarks associated with Scott’s science fiction films especially, the Alien franchise, which we will discuss further below.

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PAM & TOMMY EPISODE 7 (REVIEW)PAM & TOMMY EPISODE 7 (REVIEW)

Pam & Tommy Ep7

Pam & Tommy Episode 7 is the seventh instalment of an American biographical drama miniseries chronicling the marriage between actress Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, respectively played by Lily James and Sebastian Stan, during the period their unauthorized sex tape was made public. Seriously, when someone says “Pam and Tommy”, the only thing that comes to mind is SEXTAPE!

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PICARD SEASON 2 EPISODE 1 (REVIEW)PICARD SEASON 2 EPISODE 1 (REVIEW)

Star Trek Picard S02E01 Review

Picard Season 2 Episode 1 is the first episode of the 2nd season of an American television series created by Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer, and Alex Kurtzman for the streaming service Paramount+. The series is a spin-off of Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG) with the titular character Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) as its central focal point.

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STAR TREK DISCOVERY S04E11 (REVIEW)STAR TREK DISCOVERY S04E11 (REVIEW)

Star Trek Discovery S04E11 Review

Star Trek Discovery S04E11 is the eleventh episode of the fourth season of the scifi TV drama series streaming on Paramount+. The series had a mixed reception due to its perceived retconning of Star Trek canon, being set 10 years before the events in the original Star Trek TV series and by introducing Michael Burnham (as the sister of the iconic character, Mr. Spock). In season 3, the series transported the ship and its crew almost a century into the future, thereby (cleverly) avoiding any issue with Star Trek canon once and for all.

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THE BATMAN (REVIEW) NO SPOILERSTHE BATMAN (REVIEW) NO SPOILERS

The Batman Review

The Batman is a 2022 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman. The film was directed by Matt Reeves, who wrote the screenplay with Peter Craig. It stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman alongside Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell. The film is essentially the latest reboot of the Batman franchise.

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THE GILDED AGE S01E06 (REVIEW)THE GILDED AGE S01E06 (REVIEW)

The Gilded Age S01E06 is the sixth episode of a historical drama television series created by Julian Fellowes for HBO that is set in the United States during the Gilded Age, the boom years of 1880s New York City. Fellowes is, of course, best known for creating critically acclaimed and popular period dramas like the Gosford Park film and Downtown Abbey TV series.

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BETTER THINGS SEASON 5 EP 1 – 2 (REVIEW)BETTER THINGS SEASON 5 EP 1 – 2 (REVIEW)

Better Things Season 5 Ep 1 – 2 are the first two episodes of the 5th season of an American comedy-drama television series created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. for FX, starring Adlon as a divorced actress who raises her three daughters on her own. This final season brings back Sam Fox (Adlon) and her dysfunctional family of daughters, mother, brother, ex-husband and assorted close friends.

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RYUSUKE HAMAGUCHI (FILM ANALYSIS)RYUSUKE HAMAGUCHI (FILM ANALYSIS)

Ryusuke Hamaguchi Film Analysis

Ryusuke Hamaguchi is a Japanese director who has made several critically acclaimed award-winning films, the most successful of which is of course Drive My Car, nominated for this year’s Academy Awards viz. Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Having reviewed Drive My Car already, we wanted to analyse three other features, together with a short, that defined the work of Ryusuke Hamaguchi.

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FROM S01E04 (STORY ANALYSIS)FROM S01E04 (STORY ANALYSIS)

From S01E04 Story Analysis

From S01E04 is the fourth instalment of the first season of an American science fiction-horror television series created and written by John Griffin and executive produced by the Russo brothers. The premise – a seemingly normal middle American town is actually a nightmarish trap which keeps unwilling residents captive. But worse than that, at night murderous monsters roam the town and are only kept at bay if residents stay indoors and are protected by strange artefacts. Staying alive and searching for a way out occupy the minds of these unfortunate victims.

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RAISED BY WOLVES SEASON 2 EPISODE 5 (ANALYSIS)RAISED BY WOLVES SEASON 2 EPISODE 5 (ANALYSIS)

Raised by Wolves S02E05 Review

Raised by Wolves Season 2 Episode 5 is the fifth instalment of the second season of an American science fiction drama television series created by Aaron Guzikowski. Famed director Ridley Scott is an executive producer on the series and directed the first two episodes of season 1. Thus, the series carries many of the genre hallmarks associated with Scott’s science fiction films especially, the Alien franchise, which we will discuss further below.

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STAR TREK DISCOVERY S04E10 (REVIEW)STAR TREK DISCOVERY S04E10 (REVIEW)

Star Trek Discovery S04E10 Review

Star Trek Discovery S04E10 is the tenth episode of the fourth season of the scifi TV drama series streaming on Paramount+. The series had a mixed reception due to its perceived retconning of Star Trek canon, being set 10 years before the events in the original Star Trek TV series and by introducing Michael Burnham (as the sister of the iconic character, Mr. Spock). In season 3, the series transported the ship and its crew almost a century into the future, thereby (cleverly) avoiding any issue with Star Trek canon once and for all.

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PAM & TOMMY EPISODE 6 (REVIEW)PAM & TOMMY EPISODE 6 (REVIEW)

Pam & Tommy Ep6 Review

Pam & Tommy Episode 6 is the sixth instalment of an American biographical drama miniseries chronicling the marriage between actress Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, respectively played by Lily James and Sebastian Stan, during the period their unauthorized sex tape was made public. Seriously, when someone says “Pam and Tommy”, the only thing that comes to mind is SEXTAPE!

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THE GILDED AGE S01E05 (REVIEW)THE GILDED AGE S01E05 (REVIEW)

The Gilded Age S01E05 Review

The Gilded Age S01E05 is the fifth episode of a historical drama television series created by Julian Fellowes for HBO that is set in the United States during the Gilded Age, the boom years of 1880s New York City. Fellowes is, of course, best known for creating critically acclaimed and popular period dramas like the Gosford Park film and Downtown Abbey TV series.

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LICORICE PIZZA (MOVIE REVIEW)LICORICE PIZZA (MOVIE REVIEW)

Licorice Pizza Movie Review

Licorice Pizza is a 2021 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It stars Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman in their film debuts, alongside an ensemble cast including Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, and Benny Safdie. The movie has generally been well-received, having been nominated in the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

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FROM S01E01 – S01E03 (REVIEW)FROM S01E01 – S01E03 (REVIEW)

From S01E01 - S01E03 Review

From S01E01 – S01E03 are the first three episodes of an American science fiction-horror television series created and written by John Griffin and executive produced by the Russo brothers. The premise – a seemingly normal middle American town is actually a nightmarish trap which keeps unwilling residents captive. But worse than that, at night murderous monsters roam the town and are only kept at bay if residents stay indoors and are protected by strange artefacts. Staying alive and searching for a way out occupy the minds of these unfortunate victims.

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STAR TREK DISCOVERY S04E09 (REVIEW)STAR TREK DISCOVERY S04E09 (REVIEW)

Star Trek Discovery S04E09 Review

Star Trek Discovery S04E09 is the ninth episode of the fourth season of the scifi space opera TV drama series streaming on Paramount+. The series had a mixed reception due to its perceived retconning of Star Trek canon, being set 10 years before the events in the original Star Trek TV series and by introducing Michael Burnham (as the sister of the iconic character, Mr. Spock). In season 3, the series transported the ship and its crew almost a century into the future, thereby (cleverly) avoiding any issue with Star Trek canon once and for all.

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