Without Remorse

Without Remorse

A Navy SEAL embarks on a campaign to avenge his wife’s murder and finds himself in the midst of a massive conspiracy in Stefano Sollima’s Without Remorse. Many would say we live in a very cynical time where there’s widespread distrust of government, long established institutions, law enforcement, the military and pretty much anything else…

Supergirl – Season 6 Episode 5

Supergirl

“Prom Night!” Supergirl sends Brainy and Nia back to 2009 in search of a DNA sample that will prove instrumental in freeing Kara from the Phantom Zone. Time travel is often handled with a lack of sophistication in the Arrowverse and in many ways this episode is no exception but it does provide an opportunity…

Black Lightning – Season 4 Episode 9

Black Lightning

“The Book of Ruin: Chapter Four: Lyding” Black Lightning continues to make life very difficult for the Pierce family as various setbacks come their way in line with Tobias’ plan. “The Book of Ruin” continues to be an appropriate title for this particular arc as the Pierce family are finding their lives being systematically ruined…

Justice Society: World War II

Justice

The Flash of the present day is flung back in time and teams up with a team of heroes active during the second World War in Jeff Warnester’s Justice Society: World War II. The DC animated films often make for really interesting projects as they have the freedom to tell a variety of stories without…

Mortal Kombat

Simon McQuoid’s Mortal Kombat adapts the popular and violent video game series into a modern action blockbuster movie. The default expectation from video game to movie adaptations is still that they will be bad. Sonic the Hedgehog and Detective Pikachu stand out as personal exceptions for me but the quality level from other attempts to…

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier – Season 1 Episode 6

Falcon

“One World, One People” The Falcon and The Winter Soldier concludes its first season with the Flag Smashers staging a major attack and Sam making a definitive decision about his future. Every episode of this show has been building to the moment where Sam decides to take on the mantle of Captain America. It hasn’t…

Supergirl – Season 6 Episode 4

Supergirl

“Lost Souls” Supergirl continues to split the time between Kara working to escape the Phantom Zone and the team dealing with the Phantoms threatening National City. Verdict A good episode that maintains the strong character work in both ongoing plots and plays to the strengths of those interactions. Both plots are near the point of…

Black Lightning – Season 4 Episode 8

Black Lightning

“The Book of Ruin: Chapter Three: Things Fall Apart” Black Lightning furthers Tobias’ plan to take everything away from Jefferson as Jennifer starts to define her new life. “The Book of Ruin” as an arc title is proving to be very accurate as Tobias is dead set on ruining Jefferson’s life by using the considerable…

Batwoman – Season 2 Episode 11

Batwoman

“Arrive Alive” Batwoman has Ryan and Sophie team up to bring down the False Face Society through some high octane Fast and Furious style undercover work. My guess is that there was some sort of network driven request to do a homage to the Fast and Furious franchise this season particularly when one of the…

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier – Season 1 Episode 5

Falcon

“Truth” The Falcon and The Winter Soldier takes stock of recent events through consequences for John while Sam and Bucky consider their next move. John Walker’s actions at the end of the previous episode made for a really dark and shocking ending that promised lasting repercussions to spin out from it. Strangely there was little…