Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 10

Agents

“The Patriot” Agents of SHIELD reveals a secret that Jeffrey Mace has been keeping from the team when an attempt on his life is made. Up until this point I had no real reason to doubt that Mace was an Inhuman. There were things about his past that obviously didn’t add up but him being…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 12

Gotham

“Mad City: Ghosts” Gotham season 3 returns for a 3-episode arc before another long break with ‘Ghosts’, digging up the past with Oswald’s father, Selina’s mother and for Gotham City itself with Jerome Valeska, who might end up being the Joker after all? When I heard that we were just getting a short plot arc…

Lucifer – Season 2 Episode 11

Lucifer

“Stewardess Interruptus” Lucifer returns from hiatus to address the age old question of whether the Prince of Darkness could ever be considered boyfriend material. I’ve been informed after the fact that this is the first of a trilogy of episodes but this wasn’t actually obvious from watching it. I don’t mean that as a criticism…

Sherlock – Season 4 Episode 3

Sherlock

“The Final Problem” Sherlock closes off the fourth season -and possibly the series itself- with a deeply personal case for Sherlock and Mycroft when they are faced with none other than their sister. A previously unknown sibling coming out of the woodwork often marks the point that a series has completely run out of ideas…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 14

Star Wars Rebels

“Warhead” Star Wars Rebels focuses on Zeb and the droids as an Imperial Infiltrator Droid stumbles onto the Rebel base creating the potential for the base to be discovered by the Empire. This scenario is reminiscent of the beginning of The Empire Strikes Back with even the visual of the droids launching looking quite similar….

Underworld: Blood Wars

Underworld

The Underworld franchise returns for a fifth instalment with Anna Foerster’s Underworld: Blood Wars where Kate Beckinsale’s Seline continues to make enemies on either side of the Vampire/Lycan conflict. I’ve always enjoyed the Underworld films on one level or another. They have always been more about style than substance but there’s enough there to hold…

Manchester by the Sea

Having just returned to work that day from my New Year break, I was possibly not in the best mindset to venture forth to this screening of a film that’s trailers hadn’t tempted me, but who’s hype and overwhelming good press had finally peaked my interest. There is very little doubt that Kenneth Lonergan (Margaret,…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 9

Agents

“Broken Promises” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD returns from hiatus to kickstart a brand new arc picking up from the cliffhanger at the end of the previous episode. It’s surprising how seamlessly the show transitioned from magic and demons to something grounded in technology as I expected an episode or two of fumbling around before settling…

Live by Night

Live by Night

An up and coming Gangster tries to establish himself as being a credible player among his contemporaries in the cut throat prohibition era in Ben Affleck’s Live by Night. Ben Affleck has never really impressed me as an actor -other than playing Batman or in The Accountant– so I find his directorial efforts to be…

Lion

Lion

A five year old Indian boy finds himself far from home before being adopted by an Australian couple who raise him to adulthood when he becomes curious about his roots in Garth Davis’ Lion. This is a film of two very distinct halves that don’t quite feel connected. If you’ve seen the trailers then you’ll…