Gotham – Season 3 Episodes 21 & 22

Heroes Rise finale: “Destiny Calling” and “HeavyDirtySoul” Gotham ends season 3 with many characters questioning their identity: those having been infected with the virus supposedly seeing their real selves; those caught up in the chaos seeing what they’re made of in the face of it. Some of these questions definitely had a greater effect on…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 20

“Heroes Rise: Pretty Hate Machine” I’m hoping that this week’s Gotham is the setup for the double-episode season finale plot in the same way that ‘Light the Wick’ felt like the painful setup for ‘All Will Be Judged’. Not that I disliked this week’s fare as much as ‘Light the Wick’ but a large majority…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 18

“Heroes Rise: Light the Wick” Gotham returns this week to the too-many-characters problem of season 1 but worse, manages to undermine most of the episode’s plot by removing all purpose and meaning from character interactions. As we sometimes still see with this show the needs of the plot can seem to outweigh the needs of…

The Space Between Us

A young boy experiences Earth for the first time after a life spent in isolation growing up on Mars in Peter Chelsom’s The Space Between Us. The most striking thing about The Space Between Us is that the film is a lot of things while also being nothing. It’s about a young boy experiencing Earth…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 1

“Mad City: Better to Reign in Hell…” Gotham begins a third season that picks up on some of the threads teased by the end of last season with an army of mutant monsters roaming the street and Gordon taking it upon himself to capture them…for a modest fee. I’m covering for Aaron this week but…

Gotham – Season 2 Episode 22

“Wrath of the Villains: Transference” So, I’m back to see Gotham season two’s finale. Strange as it feels to write it given how much more I like Gotham than Craig does, I felt he was rather generous with his rating for the penultimate episode. Watching ‘A Legion of Horribles‘  I felt a little dread creep…

Gotham – Season 2 Episode 21

“Wrath of the Villains – A Legion of Horribles” The penultimate episode of season 2 of Gotham features returning characters, a new villain and a shadowy threat manipulating events from behind the scenes. Aaron is unavailable this week so the duty of reviewing Gotham falls to me. I haven’t done this since season 1 so…

Gotham – Season 2 Episode 20

“Wrath of the Villains: Unleashed” I feel that this week’s Gotham shouldn’t have been called “Unleashed” so much as something like ‘followed the path set by storytelling metaphysics to a disappointing and unfunny demise’, which would have been a dreadful title, I admit, but it would have been a more fitting one nonetheless. This week…

Gotham – Season 2 Episode 19

“Wrath of the Villains: Azrael” This week, Azrael  takes the role Gotham usually gives to Jim Gordon: the central character tying all other characters and plots together. I don’t think I’d realised just exactly how many people Galavan had managed to upset until we went through the roster this episode.  These connections give me some…

Gotham – Season 2 Episode 18

“Wrath of the Villains: Pinewood” It’s about this time in the season that Gotham starts giving us answers and in “Pinewood” we get the man and motive behind Thomas Wayne’s death, Barbara Kean’s current state of mind and what’s been happening in Arkham during the last three-episode’s detour. Better still, I can also start ticking…