“Chernobyl” Series Finale Review by Nate Blake

Episode title: Vichnaya Pamyat Written by: Craig Mazin Directed by: Johan Renck HBO's  Chernobyl closes with the trial of Dyatlov, Bryukhanov, and Fomin. The trial takes viewers on a moment by moment recreation of what happened in the control room leading up to the explosion.  In this closing hour,  Legasov, Khomyuk and Shcherbina testify about the events … Continue reading “Chernobyl” Series Finale Review by Nate Blake

“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