Tag Archives: Essie Davis

Film Review: Assassin’s Creed (M15+) (USA, 2016) is another game-to-screen disappointment

The majority of videogame films are, for a lack of a better term, complete tosh. From catastrophes like Street Fighter, Super Mario Bros. and most of Uwe Boll‘s filmography to films that are close to viewer satisfaction like Final Fantasy VII – Advent Children and Ace Attorney, the reputation of videogame films is not something you would proudly put on a pedestal.... Continue Reading

TV Review: Game of Thrones, Season 6 Episode 8 “No One” (USA, 2016)

“No One” is an episode of Thrones that can’t seem to decide what it wants to be. It isn’t quite clear whether this episode is the spark that sets off the cascading events of the season’s final two episodes or a climax in its own right. Though it offers some closure to the Braavos and Riverlands plotlines, neither lands with much of a punch. Simply put: this feels like much more of a mid-season episode than last season’s “Hardhome” did.... Continue Reading

TV Review: Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 6 “Blood of my Blood” (USA, 2016)

Beyond any thematic or visual symmetries, the biggest common thread across Season 6 so far has been a sense of direction. Thrones has spent the last five seasons scattering our favorite characters across both Westeros and Essos but with The Night’s King and the White Walkers on the march, it’s about time for things to pull themselves back together – and they are. It’s an approach that’s proved a shot in the arm for the series and “Blood of my Blood” continues this trend.... Continue Reading