March 2020

  • Title: Prodigal Son – Stranger Beside You
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Prodigal Son - Stranger Beside You television review

More than the murder of the week, which involves the dead husband of a mommy blogger (Heather Lind), “Stranger Beside You” is notable for revealing the truth about Eve Blanchard (Molly Griggs) and her connection to the Whitly family. The episode identifies the woman in the box as Eve’s sister (Anna Eilinsfeld), concluding that she is both dead and the 24th victim of Dr. Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen). The reveal would have more impact if it hadn’t been proceeded by Eve’s creepy fascination with the box last week, but it does clear the air between her and Malcolm and open the door for more investigation into her sister’s murder (which the show has hinted forebodes bad consequences for poor Malcolm Bright).

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Everything GREAT About Knives Out

by Alan Rapp on March 25, 2020

in Essays 

A movie so great it needed two videos to celebrate its awesomeness.

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Supergirl – Alex in Wonderland

by Alan Rapp on March 24, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Supergirl – Alex in Wonderland
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Supergirl - Alex in Wonderland television review

For the second week in a row Supergirl offers a Kara-lite (Melissa Benoist) episode as the titular character is pushed aside once again. Following last week’s Dreamer (Nicole Maines) episode, this time it’s Alex‘s (Chyler Leigh) turn. With far more groundwork laid prior to the episode’s events, “Alex in Wonderland” works more successfully than “Reality Bytes” while also being tied more directly on ongoing season plotlines. Following a season stressful events punctuated by the death of her father, Alex pushes away friends and family and looks for comfort in VR, unaware that Obsidian North still hasn’t patched various issues shown throughout the season. The season-long theme of something being too good to be true continues as Alex loses herself in a fantasy playing Supergirl.

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The NET Positives of Keira Knightley

by Alan Rapp on March 24, 2020

in Books & Magazines

Keira Knightley - Porter (March 2020)

Keira Knightley is the cover girl for the March issue of NET-A-PORTER’s Porter.

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  • Title: Batwoman – Through the Looking-Glass
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Batwoman - Through the Looking-Glass television review

Let’s start on a positive note. “Through the Looking-Glass” does include the series best action sequence to date, with Kate (Ruby Rose) out of the Bat-suit kicking the ass of several security guards while helping Alice Rachel Skarsten) break into Arkham Aylumn. The episode also marks the return of Julia Pennyworth (Christina Wolfe) who has been one of the few bright spots for the series outside of its star. The rest of the episode? Pretty much the same shitshow we’ve come to expect from Batwoman on a weekly basis although the episode does earn points for hitting emotional marks better than it has at times this season and letting Alice come off more human (and less cartoonish) than we’ve seen.

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