Nikolaj Coster Waldau

Film Review: Shot Caller (USA, 2017) is a powerful showcase for Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

November 28, 2017

A performance removed from his knowing talents on Game of Thrones, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau‘s turn in Shot Caller is a strong, powerful showcase for the actor in a film worthy of seeking out during its limited season.... Continue Reading

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TV Review: Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 10 “The Winds of Winter” (USA, 2016)

June 27, 2016

Right from the get go, Season 6 of Game of Thrones has been all about answering expectations. Things like The Hound’s continued survival and Jon’s parentage have been the subject of speculation for years by fans and this season of Thrones has been all about setting the record straight.... Continue Reading

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

June 13, 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

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

May 30, 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

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TV Review: Game of Thrones, Season 6 Episode 3 “Oathbreaker” (USA, 2016)

May 9, 2016

Like Season 4’s similarly-named “Oathkeeper”, “Oathbreaker” is very much one of those in-between episode of Game of Thrones. There’s a little bit happening on almost-every front here – but not all that much overall.... Continue Reading

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TV Review: Game of Thrones, Season 6 Episode 2 “Home” (USA, 2016)

May 2, 2016

If last week’s episode began to build up the idea that the showrunners of Game of Thrones might have what it takes to pull off an ending to Martin’s saga, this week’s episode continued this – delivering an impressive episode with plenty of big moments that are sure to clog up social media over the next week.... Continue Reading

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

April 25, 2016

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

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Film Review: Gods of Egypt (USA, 2016)

February 25, 2016

Gods of Egypt isn’t bad – but it certainly feels out of place. It feels like an effects-heavy blockbuster from a time before superheroes ruled the box office.... Continue Reading

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