Tag Archives: Gwendoline Christie

What we learned from the first two episodes of Top of the Lake: China Girl

Tonight sees the first episode of Top of the Lake: China Girl premiere on Foxtel’s BBC First. It is the follow up to Jane Campion’s 2013 series Top of the Lake and we were lucky enough to attend the world premiere earlier this month in Sydney to watch episodes 1 and 2.... 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

TV Review: Game of Thrones, Season 6 Episode 1 “The Red Woman”

Despite its status as the biggest TV series in pop culture these days, it’s an unexpected-but-promising sign that “The Red Woman” kicks off Season 6 of Game of Thrones with a whimper and not a bang.... Continue Reading