10 Worst Movies of 2017

2017 was another year of change for Kneel Before Blog. The biggest change was that we switched to a star rating system for film around halfway through the year. TV will continue to be rated out of 10 but films will be rated on a scale of 1-5 stars as is the accepted standard for…

The Dark Tower

Stephen King’s celebrated book series receives the big screen treatment in Nikolaj Arcel’s The Dark Tower. I’ll start off by saying that I know almost nothing about The Dark Tower in any form. I know it’s a series of books that a lot of people rave about but beyond that my knowledge of it is…

The Birth of a Nation

Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation tells the true life story of slave preacher turned revolutionary Nat Turner and the actions he took to stand up for his people. A film about slavery is always going to be an emotionally charged experience given the horrific things that were done to people when it was…

Preacher – Season 1 Episode 10

“Call and Response” The day of reckoning has arrived.  Annville’s audience with the almighty is upon us, as Preacher season one reaches its divine conclusion.  Citizens of the backwater Texas town and audience members alike are abuzz in anticipation of the Unknown (and supposedly unknowable).  It’s a massive undertaking, both on the part of Jesse Custer, and…

Preacher – Season 1 Episode 9

“Finish the Song” As Preacher builds towards the climax of its first season, Quincannon bides his time whilst Jesse Custer escapes the law to attempt what could be his final gamble.  After distancing himself from his closest friends (even if they are crazy and/or a vampire) Custer looks to rebuild bridges.  Reflecting on their failure last week,…

Preacher – Season 1 Episode 8

“El Valero” The eighth episode of Preacher deals mainly with the prolonged siege of All Saints’ church by the forces of Quincannon Meat & Power.  Last week concluded with the ominous crew, complete with bulldozer, converging on the isolated church, and what looked like a foregone conclusion ends up in a stalemate, as Jesse Custer…

Preacher – Season 1 Episode 7

“He Gone” “Go to Hell Eugene!” – Jesse Custer’s exasperated command to Eugene ‘Arseface’ Root at the conclusion of last week’s episode still rings throughout All Saints’ church.  The order of service Eugene had been holding moments before flutters to the ground as Custer realises the gravity of what he’s just done.  You’d expect the…

Preacher – Season 1 Episode 6

“Sundowner” In last week’s episode of Preacher, incompetent angels Fiore and DeBlanc finally caught up with an incredulous Jesse Custer for a frank face-to-face discussion about the nature and origin of his recently acquired and frequently used (or abused?) power.  The second half of that conversation opens this episode, and serves to explain to Custer,…

Preacher – Season 1 Episode 5

“South Will Rise Again” Another week in Annville and we’re beginning to be presented with some answers about the life and times of eponymous Preacher, Jesse Custer.  But as we’ve come to learn, with this show these sorts of revelations don’t come without many more mysterious and tantalising plot points being dangled in front of…

Preacher – Season 1 Episode 4

“Monster Swamp”   After a fairly downbeat episode last week, AMC needed Preacher to bounce back strong.  The first couple of episodes held so much promise, giving us the gifts of relentless action and gore.  Yes, some contrast was necessary, as we’d all be burned out after ten weeks of non-stop mayhem, but it’s beginning to…