Batwoman – Season 2 Episode 2

Batwoman

“Prior Criminal History” Batwoman sets things in motion for Ryan taking on the titular role as Alice finds another way to threaten Gotham. It feels appropriate to begin by addressing the elephant -bat?- in the room. This episode was scripted and filmed in a post COVID world so it’s unlikely that a plot focused on…

Synchronic

Synchronic

Two New Orleans Paramedics find their lives upended when they encounter a new drug that allows the users to travel through time in Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s Synchronic. I’m a huge fan of high concept science fiction. Framing a narrative around a single easily explained element that can be explored is always going to…

The Expanse – Season 5 Episode 8

“Hard Vacuum” The Expanse continues its build up to the season finale with another fairly sedate episode continuing events in a holding pattern, while also continuing to put one character in particular through the wringer. After the emotional intensity of the last episode, this time the focus is more evenly spread out among the various…

Wandavision – Season 1 Episode 3

Wandavision

“Now In Colour” Wandavision continues its progression through the decades of sitcoms with the 1970s and focuses on Wanda’s unconventional pregnancy. Once again, Wandavision fully commits to the sitcom style in the way the episode is shot and presented with the writing and acting perfectly encapsulating how those shows were produced. As with the previous…

Max Winslow and the House of Secrets

Max

Five teens compete to win a billionaire’s mansion and find themselves challenged in uncomfortable ways in Sean Olson’s Max Winslow and the House of Secrets. Early on this film will remind viewers of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a small group of lucky winners selected to take a tour of a mysterious place that…

The Expanse – Season 5 Episode 7

“Oyedeng” The Expanse begins to ramp up the action as well as continuing its focus on character growth and emotional intensity, with some split groups being reunited, while other individuals are pushed to their limits. The story of this series has so far been far more disparate than most, with its characters playing different roles…

Batwoman – Season 2 Episode 1

Batwoman

“Whatever Happened to Kate Kane?” Batwoman returns for a second season with a new face behind the cowl and the departure of Kate Kane. I really don’t envy the writers of this show having to deal with Ruby Rose’ departure following a season of television that never actually got to finish. The previous season ended…

Wandavision – Season 1 Episode 1 & 2

Wandavision

The Marvel Cinematic universe begins its long delayed fourth phase with Wandavision; a mystery where the title characters are cast in roles commonly associated with 1950s sitcoms. It has been all quiet from the MCU in terms of output since Spider-Man: Far From Home thanks to some very severe mitigating factors but the return was…

Interview with Greg Weisman (Part 1)

Greg

A while ago, Craig had the opportunity to talk to Greg Weisman, creator of Gargoyles, Spectacular Spider-Man and Young Justice as well as contributing to a plethora of animated TV shows The first part of this two part interview covered his early career in animation, the steps taken in creating Gargoyles, his approach to time…