Season 2, Episode 3: This episode showed how fearless our main protagonist is and, through confrontation, showed us a lot about many of the characters. Still loving every minute of this exceptional series.
Season 2, Episode 2: In true “Fargo” fashion, the problems continue piling on top of one another. Still a great start to what is shaping up to be another compelling season.
Season 2, Episode 1: Great start. Still question the lack of critical thinking from Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons’ characters at the end. One thing I’d like to point out is how well this episode dealt with emotional response, especially in Kieran Culkin’s wonderful performance. Struggling to react, or how each character reacted to tragic situations emotionally, made the whole thing feel much more real.
The 67th annual Festival de Cannes will start May 14th and go through May 25th. This is the second festival to Sundance that may potentially reveal to us some of the best films of 2014.
Many great filmmakers have films in competition this year for the Palme d’Or. 18 films are in competition and, at this point, it looks like it could be anyone’s game. Here’s a brief history for the last five winners:
2013 – “Blue is the Warmest Colour”
2012 – “Amour”
2011 – “The Tree of Life”
2010 – “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”
2009 – “The White Ribbon”
Michael Haneke’s “Amour” went on to earn both Picture and Director Oscar nominations as did Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life.” It could be a dark horse or a film already buzzing this year, so we’ve compiled and ranked what we think will stand-out this year and included a brief synopsis of each film so that you can make your own predictions.
Here are our predictions: (more…)
Alright, so we’ve started the year off with a couple strong, successful films. “The Lego Movie” landed with a slew of powerful reviews along with the successful Wes Anderson film “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Meanwhile we’ve had some strong independent titles like “Under the Skin” and “Locke” hit the review circuit. Also, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has already climbed to the top of the annual box office, also presenting strong reviews.
Are any of these films going to be the best of 2014? It’s going to be rough considering the slate we have. We are going to present you with our Top 20 guesses of what could receive the most acclaim and give shout outs to some other films that could be in the mix.
Here is your complete guide to what could be the best film of 2014:
TV Review: Breaking Bad S05E09 “Blood Money”
As Vince Gilligan’s cautionary epic comes to a close, audiences, and die-hard fans, find themselves discussing the many possibilities of the final eight episodes in season five. Breaking Bad is a rare breed of show that has kept situational and narrative continuity for all fifty-five hours of its existence (with 7 more hours to come.)
“Blood Money,” reminds us why Breaking Bad is perfect. The script, written by Gilligan and Peter Gould, is organic. Letting the characters react to the circumstances around them and the actions of each other. A common fault in television dramas is often found in the characters, and their reactions to situations (if the character isn’t doing anything why watch him?) But here we have a scene where we just look at Jesse while his friends talk, and he is over-encumbered with guilt, and Hank falling apart at the haunting discovery of his brother-in-law and good friend. (more…)