War of the Worlds Season 3 : Dystopia the French Way

So I’m stuck. Last year, for Season 2 of War of the Worlds, I brought you screencaps and funny (I hope!) one-liners from each episode without spoiling the story too much. Gabriel Byrne, wearing a suitably tattered coat and looking stoic or thoughtful or perturbed, in one shot could mean […]

Should I Watch IN TREATMENT Season 4?

As you know, Gabriel Byrne’s brilliant television series In Treatment was rebooted last year, with the amazing Uzo Aduba taking her turn as the troubled therapist, this time in a world blind-sided by a pandemic, unsettled global politics, and, in the USA, healthcare policies that were inequitable and difficult to […]

WAR OF THE WORLDS, Season Two FINALE

Breathless. C’est moi. The final episode of Season Two of Howard Overman’s “grim dark” (I’m stealing this term from a fan of the show on Twitter) homage to the classic story of alien invasion and the human condition by H. G. Wells caught me by surprise and left me truly […]

Premiere of DEATH OF A LADIES’ MAN at Cinequest

When first hearing that Death of a Ladies’ Man would be available on March 12 “everywhere,” my heart leapt. Finally! But no. Everywhere turned out to be Canada. Dang. I have cleaned up my real response because this is generally a G-Rated website. Help was on the way, though! Cinequest […]

ZEROZEROZERO: Connections and More

ZeroZeroZero is what we hope for in a series based on a very topical book about narcotics, money laundering, and bad guys. It sustains enormous tension across all eight episodes; it’s gritty and hyper-realistic, but also enormously lyrical and poetic in all the right spots; it uses an unexpected and […]

Fan Review: EXCALIBUR–Behind the Movie

A note from Stella: Jeremy Wiley has been a big fan of John Boorman’s epic fantasy, Excalibur, since he was a youngster, hunting down VHS and laserdisc versions of the film and collecting posters and photos along the way. Fast forward to the present and you just know that we […]