Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger – Season 1 Episode 7

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“Lotus Eaters” Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger focuses on the connection between fathers and daughters when Tandy and Tyrone go into the mind of Ivan Hess. This show is an interesting one in terms of how it is put together. Tyrone and Tandy’s powers offer unique opportunities to break away from linear storytelling and explore more…

Incredibles 2

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The Parr’s return for another super powered family adventure in Brad Bird’s long awaited Incredibles 2. The Incredibles came out before the current superhero renaissance that currently fills screens. There were superhero films at the time but not to the same extent or standard that we have now so it stood out as something new,…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 9

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“Sic Semper Tyrannis” The 100 forces the characters to make decisions that will fundamentally change long established relationships as various conflicts escalate beyond the point of no return. There’s a lot to keep track of this season in terms of loyalties, power struggles and general plot minutiae. You’d be forgiven for getting confused by the…

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger – Season 1 Episode 6

Cloak & Dagger

“Funhouse Mirrors” Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger continues the search for answers as Tandy and Tyrone pursue their own investigations in an effort to get closure on their personal losses. For Tyrone this means immersing himself in the life his brother was a part of by joining Duane’s group of drug dealers. It’s clear by now…

Hearts Beat Loud

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A father and daughter bond over their love of playing/creating music during her final summer before leaving for college in Brett Haley’s Hearts Beat Loud. I saw this film as part of the 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival and had no idea what to expect going in as is often the case for festival films. All…

Jellyfish

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A young girl feels compelled to take responsibility for taking care of her family when her mother fails to be up to the challenge in James Gardner’s Jellyfish. Sarah Taylor (Liv Hill) doesn’t have a great life. The entire film focuses on Sarah as our eyes into the world that she lives in and it makes…

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger – Season 1 Episode 5

Cloak & Dagger

“Princeton Offense” Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger continues to further the individual character stories while starting to show how different elements are connected. A large part of this show is the connection between Tandy and Tyrone. It started when they were children and is only now affecting their lives in a big way. This episode starts…

Anna and the Apocalypse

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A Zombie Apocalypse breaks out at Christmas forcing a group of friends to run, fight and sing their way through the undead hordes in an effort to reach their families in John McPhail’s musical Anna and the Apocalypse. I personally quite like a musical. The Greatest Showman almost made it onto my best of the…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 8

The 100

“How We Get to Peace” The 100 continues the march towards inevitable War as some of the characters work to find a more peaceful solution that will benefit as many people as possible. One thing has certainly been made clear this season; Octavia is ready for War and nothing is going to dissuade her from…

Blood Fest

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A group of friends get more than they bargained for when attending a celebration of all things horror in Owen Egerton’s Blood Fest. Self aware horror has become a genre unto itself with many examples of projects that seek to play around with the associated tropes and explore them through affectionate mocking. Standouts in this…