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Game of Thrones – Season 4 Episode 8: “The Mountain and the Viper”

Let’s all hold hands and cry together. Please watch this week’s episode before reading this recap/review/reflection. I can’t emphasise enough how much of a heartbreaker this one was. Onwards!

Game of Thrones – Season 4 Episode 7: “Mockingbird”

Episode seven! We’re more than halfway through. Things are happening. This episode is named after Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish’s house sigil, a bird which is renowned for mimicking others to blend in to its environment. I wonder how that relates to certain characters on the show! Beware: many spoilers below.

Game of Thrones – Season 4 Episode 6: “The Laws of Gods and Men”

What an episode! Let’s get straight into it. Spoilers everywhere – please watch the episode before reading this!

Game of Thrones – Season 4 Episode 5: “First of His Name”

This episode marks the mid-point of the season, and certainly ensures that everything is set up for the rest of the story arcs for each and every character. Except Stannis. As always, this recap/review/reflection is filled with spoilers so please don’t read if you haven’t seen the episode yet!

Game of Thrones – Season 4 Episode 4: “Oathkeeper”

In this episode, we see many interesting things that didn’t happen in the books. Now I understand how people who haven’t read the books feel when watching this show. It is totally exhausting. Lots of spoilers in this post – please watch the episode before reading!

Game of Thrones – Season 4 Episode 3: “Breaker of Chains”

What an episode. This one has raised a lot of passionate discussion from fans on the internet. Needless to say: this post is filled with spoilers, so don’t read until you’ve seen the episode!

The Great Villain Blogathon: Death in The Seventh Seal

Can the personification of death really be considered a villain? Or, is the personification of death the most relevant villain of all? In Ingmar Bergman’s iconic film The Seventh Seal (1957), Death (Bengt Ekerot) is the ultimate adversary against which each of the characters resist; particularly the knight Antonius Block, played by Max von Sydow.

Game of Thrones – Season 4 Episode 2: “The Lion and the Rose”

Wow. Let’s get right into discussing this episode. Life-ruining spoilers below! Please don’t read if you haven’t seen this episode yet!

Game of Thrones – Season 4 Episode 1: “Two Swords”

Surprise! Normally I stick to writing film reviews but I figure the tagline of my blog, “film reviews etc.”, is broad enough to cover television writing for this special occasion. A new season of Game of Thrones is a thing to be celebrated. As a longtime fan of the books, I get really, inordinately excited about […]

Tokyo! (2008): Transformation, anarchy, rebirth.

Tokyo! (2008) is a collection of three short films, tied together by their location and surreal overtones. Three visionary directors team up for this bewildering film, each needing no introduction whatsoever – Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, and Bong Joon-ho. Each of the three short films has its own visual quirks, and is set up in […]