Review: The Code, season 2

Australian thriller The Code, season 2, takes us on another ride with brothers Ned Banks (Dan Spielman), a Canberra journalist, and Jesse Banks (Ashley Zukerman), a computer hacker. Continue reading “Review: The Code, season 2”

Review: The Code, season 1

The Code, a complex thriller from Australia, is about two brothers who get pulled into a dangerous cover up. In season 1, which this review discusses, the Australian government, ordinary folks in an outback community, and a powerful industrial complex all play a part. Continue reading “Review: The Code, season 1”

Review: Hollow in the Land

Hollow in the Land is a tense thriller set in a small Canadian town filled with secrets. Dianna Agron leads the cast in a standout performance. Continue reading “Review: Hollow in the Land”

Watch This: Trailer for Nappily Ever After

Finally, a movie about black women and their hair. A whole movie. And starring Sanaa Lathan! Nappily Ever After comes to Netflix on September 21. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Nappily Ever After”

Six Years of Thoughts on Orange is the New Black

I’ve written about Orange is the New Black since season 1. I wanted to summarize my thoughts on this series, collect the most important posts in one spot, and share the results. This Orange is the New Black summary is my attempt to do that. Each headline is a link to the full article. Continue reading “Six Years of Thoughts on Orange is the New Black”

Casting Thoughts on Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black, season 6, had quite a turnover in cast. I want to comment on a few of the new additions. Continue reading “Casting Thoughts on Orange is the New Black”

Orange is the New Black, season 6

Orange is the New Black, season 6, starts after the riot of season 5. The way the government and prison authorities dealt with it was the focus of the season. Some of our favorite characters made it into Litchfield Max, while others were shipped off to distant prisons never to be seen again. Continue reading “Orange is the New Black, season 6”

Review: Zoe

Amazon Prime’s new original Zoe comes with decent star power but a story that never seems to catch fire. It’s about the relationships between humans and synthetic intelligences. Continue reading “Review: Zoe”

Review: Grand Hotel (Gran Hotel)

Grand Hotel (Gran Hotel) is a sweeping, glorious, soap opera of a tale from Spain. It’s set in 1905 in a palatial hotel owned by the Alarcón family and populated with hotel owners, guests, and workers. Continue reading “Review: Grand Hotel (Gran Hotel)”

Review: Duck Butter

Duck Butter is billed as a comedy, drama, romance. It’s only one of those things – a drama. It’s about an experimental 24 hours Naima (Alia Shawkat) spent with Sergio (Laia Costa) and how these two damaged women reacted to the intense relationship. There are spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Duck Butter”