screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-11-13-02-pm Features Opinion 

The Maze and the Mind: Musings on Episodes 2, 3 & 4 of Westworld

The conclusion of episode one of Westworld was a shot that launched 10,000 fan theories. Jeffrey Wright’s Bernard Lowe, head technician behind the scenes in Westworld, assures one of his staff members that host Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) is definitely all clear to continue her role in the ‘game’ and that she would never hurt a living thing – namely the customers. Cue the final shot of the episode where a fly lands on Dolores’ face; which she swiftly swats to death. Series creators  Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are…

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screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-11-11-43-pm Film Review 

Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford – 2016): The Wretched

Nocturnal Animals is a dark tragedy. Ford’s motivation for the film is writ large in the opening credits. Obese, grotesque, American women gyrate in slow motion like a ‘Fourth of July’ themed, trailer park strip show. Like war photography, Ford wants to find the beauty in darkness.

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The Shallows (2016) Movie Review: “Lively Jaws”

The Shallows (apart from an ending that nearly makes the entire film shit the bed) is a hair-raising, beautifully executed and performed thriller that likes to remind the audience why going in the water’s cool, but if you swim near a Shark’s food, “you done f*cked up.”

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Hell or High Water (2016) Movie Review: No Country For Bad Accents

Hell or High Water has had some pretty poor comparisons to No Country for Old Men in the buzz and hype for the film. That’s not to deny that HOHW is a quality viewing, but rather that the world at large is not generating forces like Javier Bardem’s Anton Chigurh to be unleashed upon the characters. Instead writer Taylor Sheridan is tackling American financial corruption head on.

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