Boardwalk Empire cuts to the heart of the idealised and romanticised era of gangsters, cronyism, and smuggling.
I foolishly consented to a Mad Men marathon over the weekend, forgetting that watching more than two episodes in a row tends to leave me in a state of deep depression and sensory overload due to the rich, layered complexity going on with this show.
If the Grey’s creative team does make the decision to terminate the non-traditional parenting relationship between Mark, Callie and Arizona, it represents a tremendous missed opportunity and a loss for queer representation on television.
Astute viewers may note parallels between the tarnish on the gilded age of Downton Abbey and our own class problems today.
“For the first time in human history we’ve produced something that has consequences for 100,000 years. What does that mean?”
Eminem is not a “good guy” in the traditional sense.
Oliver Stone had a relatively quiet decade after his nuclear bomb directing style in his 90s movies.
“Why would you blame television, Mary-Beth?” I hear you asking. That’s an excellent question, anonymous internet reader.
Affleck’s real strength as a director lies with his character work.
Janelle Monáe is making her own rules, and we can only hope that she continues to.