We continue our reviews of Season Four of The Expanse, with a consideration of episodes three through to seven.
This year’s Academy Award nominees were announced this morning. Discuss among yourselves.
…people sat at home arguing about the washing up while the house burned down.
After a fairly strong opening, Doctor Who gives us an episode that might have aired last year, or during Matt Smith’s run, recycled from familiar tropes. That doesn’t mean it has to be a bad episode, but….
Let’s take a closer look.
Are you recovered from your holidays? Did you spend the last couple of weeks agonizing about the fate of the CW’s shows? Why did we have to wait so long to find out if everything exists or not? Good news, your Delay Ceases! Arrow brings back the show before wrapping up on Legends. We also have some medical missives with Midwives, Good Doctor, and of course, Doctor Who1.
[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut, except when there really aren’t any. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click More…)]
A few new releases this week, a couple of TV series coming to an end, and a bunch of anime.
We haven’t done a Weekend Review of an older film for some time, so here’s one for 2020, a film that, after numerous delays, finally saw release last summer, but found its biggest audience on AmazonPrime. David Robert Mitchell got notice for his first feature, The Myth of the American Sleepover, and then he wrote and directed a brilliant and very successful horror film called It Follows. He was apparently given a free reign and significant budget for this project, which blends indie comedy, neo-Noir, conspiracy theory, and urban fantasy, with interesting, but decidedly mixed, results.1
We’re a little late here; Amazon Prime, which saved The Expanse from cancellation, dropped the entire fourth season a month ago. However, we’re finally catching up, and we’ll be reviewing it in two or three bits— flotsam and jetsam, as it were.