RETRO REVIEW: Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)

Drew Struzan’s Release Poster – 20th Century Fox
Drew Struzan’s Release Poster – 20th Century Fox

The following is a retro review of Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, a George Lucas film.

While I don’t love every film in the franchise, I clearly love Star Wars. I write about the franchise all the time. So while it is pretty obvious, it pains me to admit that The Phantom Menace wasn’t a good movie. I tried not to tear that film apart in my review of it.

I wanted to review this film right after reviewing The Phantom Menace, but, for some reason, it took me a very long time to finally muster up enough strength to write about this film. This review has been delayed for way too long. Let’s finally talk about the worst Star Wars film. Continue reading “RETRO REVIEW: Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)”

REVIEW: Preacher – “See”

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The following is a quick review of the second episode of ‘Preacher’, available on AMC in the United States and on Viaplay in Denmark. Expect spoilers for the episode.

In the second episode of Preacher (“See”), Jesse (played by Dominic Cooper) deals with the knowledge that the local bus driver may be a pedophile. Cassidy (played by Joseph Gilgun) has to make up his mind: to fight or to flee. Meanwhile, Tulip (played by Ruth Negga) is trying to get Jesse to stop playing the nice guy.  Continue reading “REVIEW: Preacher – “See””

REVIEW: Better Call Saul – “Cobbler”

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The following is a review of the second episode of the second season of Better Call Saul, available on AMC in the U.S. and on Netflix in Europe. Expect some story spoilers. 

World’s 2nd Best Lawyer – after, what was, a decent episode in the season opener (“Switch”), Better Call Saul delivered a must-watch episode that both tested limitations and moved the overall plot along nicely. In the second episode of the second season, “Cobbler”, Jimmy says goodbye to the infamous Suzuki Esteem, Mike goes back to help a former client, and Jimmy shows us how he decompresses after work.  Continue reading “REVIEW: Better Call Saul – “Cobbler””

REVIEW: Sherlock: The Sign of Three

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The following is a spoiler episode review of Sherlock: Series 3, Episode 2 – The Sign of Three

The first time I saw The Sign of Three I really didn’t like it all that much. My main gripe with the episode was how the episode was paced, but when I rewatched it recently it didn’t seem like as big a problem. This time around all I could think about was how pleasant, different, and funny it was.  Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: The Sign of Three”

REVIEW: Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall

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The following is a spoiler episode review of Sherlock: Series 2, Episode 3 – The Reichenbach Fall.

The Sherlock writing team took a lot of chances in series 2. Adapting The Hound of the Baskervilles was one, titling an episode The Reichenbach Fall was another. But none was bigger than what they chose to do to Sherlock Holmes in the series 2 finale.  Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall”

REVIEW: Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville

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The following is an episode review of Sherlock: Series 2, Episode 2 – The Hounds of Baskerville

The Hound of the Baskervilles is probably the most famous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel, and is actually the only Holmes crime novel I’ve read cover to cover. I read the novel when I was very young, and it is the one title I always think of when the topic of Sherlock Holmes comes up. So when the Sherlock writers announced that one of the series 2 episodes would be titled The Hounds of Baskerville, they had a lot of pressure to make something solid. Is it any good? Definitely. Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville”

REVIEW: Sherlock: The Blind Banker

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The following is an episode review of Sherlock: Series 1, Episode 2 – The Blind Banker

In The Blind Baker Watson (Freeman) and Holmes (Cumberbatch) are to discover what links the disappearance of Soo Lin Yao (Gemma Chan) to some rather indistinguishable ciphers, and a murdered victim being found inside a locked apartment made to look like a suicide. The game is afoot! But the episode, sadly, isn’t very good. Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: The Blind Banker”