Review: Black Earth Rising

In Black Earth Rising, Hugo Blick’s 8 part mini-series on Netflix, we watch a metaphoric chess game taking place. Humans claim dominion over the game. They assume different roles on the game board, determined by greed or altruism, the quest for power, the quest for justice, the need to love or to hate. When the game is done, the board is reset. New players take their places and the game begins again.

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Review: Kiri

Kiri is a four-part drama out of the UK’s channel 4, now streaming on Hulu as the second season of National Treasure. There were no starring roles in this tightly-drawn cast, but the standout player for me was Sarah Lancashire as Miriam Grayson, a social worker. Continue reading “Review: Kiri”