“Chernobyl” Episode 4 Review by Nate Blake

Title: "The Happiness of All Mankind" Written by: Craig Mazin Directed by: Johan Renck "I have two rules. Don't point that thing at me...and two, if you hit an animal and it doesn't die, keep shooting until it does. Don't let it suffer." -Fares Fares as Bacho Episode four of Chernobyl will be difficult for animal lovers. … Continue reading “Chernobyl” Episode 4 Review by Nate Blake

“Booksmart” review by Nate and Alex Blake

Nate: What struck me the most while watching Olivia Wilde's directorial debut was its beauty. When I think of the technical aspects of most comedies, particularly raunchy teen comedies, beautiful is a not an adjective that usually comes to mind. The composition of many such films relies on not drawing attention away from the antics … Continue reading “Booksmart” review by Nate and Alex Blake

“Chernobyl” Episode 3 review

Title: "Open Wide, O Earth" Written by Craig Mazin Directed by Johan Renck The third episode of HBO's miniseries Chernobyl takes on a slower, less suspenseful pace. It opens with a continuation of last week's cliffhanger, where three plant workers complete a suicide mission that will prevent a far more severe second explosion. But tests … Continue reading “Chernobyl” Episode 3 review

“Rocketman” review by Alex and Nate Blake

Nate: Years of anticipation, excitement and yes, some pessimism, all accompanied me to the theater last night to catch an advance screening of Rocketman. Director Dexter Fletcher's long in development rock biopic and proclaimed "true fantasy" about the first half of Elton John's career has arrived, and with it the answers to questions about how the film … Continue reading “Rocketman” review by Alex and Nate Blake

Countdown to “Rocketman” Part 3: My Musical Journey with Elton John by Nathan Blake

I know I've been veering off this blog's typical format and focus with this series, and I'm about to deviate further into full on nostalgia. Just this once, I'm using this site as a public diary of sorts, but I think it's justified by the nostalgia I am feeling as the release of Rocketman approaches. I am … Continue reading Countdown to “Rocketman” Part 3: My Musical Journey with Elton John by Nathan Blake

“Chernobyl” Episode 2 Review by Nathan Blake

Title: "Please Remain Calm" Written by: Craig Mazin Directed by: Johan Renck "We're asking for your permission to kill three men." -Valery Legasov After the chaos in last week's premiere, "Chernobyl" begins to look at the larger picture outside the nuclear plant as civilians are evacuated from Pripyat, scientists and political leaders come to terms … Continue reading “Chernobyl” Episode 2 Review by Nathan Blake