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Review: Black Death, 2011, dir. Christopher Smith

Review: Black Death, 2011, dir. Christopher Smith


Black Death‘s biggest draw might be Christopher Smith, director of such horror fare as the well-meaning but woefully forthcoming Triangle, the humorous and gory Severance, and Creep— which I haven’t caught myself. Smith’s latest shows roots in the horror genre, to be sure, but Black Death is the kind of film that wants to play … Continue reading

TV Review: Game of Thrones, episodes 9 & 10

TV Review: Game of Thrones, episodes 9 & 10


Well, I’ll say this for the marketing team behind Game of Thrones— they can’t be accused of false advertising. Baelor and Fire and Blood wrap up the first season of the series, and what a pair of episodes they are. I don’t think I need to warn anyone reading this of imminent spoilers, so with … Continue reading

TV Review: Game of Thrones, episodes 6-8

TV Review: Game of Thrones, episodes 6-8


In this exciting installment, we discuss A Golden Crown, You Win or You Die, and The Pointy End. With episodes six, seven, and eight of Game of Thrones, Benioff and Weiss have brought out the proverbial fan, ostensibly so that the shit introduced in the above trifecta of episodes has something to hit. And hit … Continue reading

TV Review: Game of Thrones, Episodes 4-5

TV Review: Game of Thrones, Episodes 4-5


(In which I talk of Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things and The Wolf and the Lion.) Well, things are picking up quite nicely in the enthralling political and social dramas unfolding in Westeros and the lands across the Narrow Sea, aren’t they? As I said in the last installment, Game of Thrones‘ first few episodes … Continue reading

TV Review: Game of Thrones, Episodes 1-3

TV Review: Game of Thrones, Episodes 1-3


“Quality” and “HBO original series” tend to go hand in hand, and for good reason. The Home Box Office has a well-established track record of excellence in its programming, from the iconic and hugely successful Sopranoes, to more short-lived but no less excellent shows such as Deadwood and Carnivale. So the idea of HBO offering … Continue reading