“Westworld” Episode Review: “Passed Pawn” by Nate Blake

“Passed Pawn” finally revealed the truth about Caleb’s combat experience and delivered on the season long promise of a Maeve and Dolores showdown. The battle is far from over, of course, and there is much to unpack about an episode that, for me at least, delivered significantly more on a visual and thematic front that … Continue reading “Westworld” Episode Review: “Passed Pawn” by Nate Blake

“Westworld” Episode Review: “Decoherence” by Nate Blake

“Decoherence” represents the first notable stumble Westworld has made in its third season. Though it continued to build towards what I assume will be an epic showdown between Maeve and Dolores, much of the impact of the Rehoboam information leak was brushed aside in favor of a weak subplot concerning William/The Man in Black. I … Continue reading “Westworld” Episode Review: “Decoherence” by Nate Blake

“Westworld” Episode Review: “Genre” by Nate Blake

“Genre” was written by Karrie Crouse and Jonathan Nolan and was directed by Anna Foerster. This was a fascinating, bizarre, beautiful and in some ways uneven installment of Westworld that will likely still end up as one of the series’ most memorable and talked about episodes. From a plot standpoint, the big developments included Dolores … Continue reading “Westworld” Episode Review: “Genre” by Nate Blake

“Westworld” Episode Review: “The Mother of Exiles” by Nate Blake

“The Mother of Exiles” saw the return of the Man in Black (Ed Harris) and delivered a few stunning revelations. It was also arguably the most action-packed episode of the season so far, but one that has me a little uneasy about the necessity of some characters moving forward. Specifically, I don’t see the Man … Continue reading “Westworld” Episode Review: “The Mother of Exiles” by Nate Blake

Popcorn Treasures: “The Mummy (1999)” by Allison Sutton

In his original review of The Mummy, the eminent and eternal Roger Ebert writes, “There is hardly a thing I can say in its favor, except that I was cheered by nearly every minute of it. I cannot argue for the script, the direction, the acting or even the mummy, but I can say that I … Continue reading Popcorn Treasures: “The Mummy (1999)” by Allison Sutton