“Westworld” Episode Review: “The Absence of Field” by Nate Blake

“The Absence of Field” once again finds the Westworld show-runners focusing on only a small segment of the cast and creating a mostly riveting hour as a result. The episode further develops the relationship between Caleb (Aaron Paul) and Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), but mostly focuses on Charlotte (Tessa Thompson) and peeling back the mystery … Continue reading “Westworld” Episode Review: “The Absence of Field” by Nate Blake

“Emma.” Review by Gabriela Crespo

Have you ever found comfort in a story you do not relate to, and that makes you a little bit anxious? My experiences with various adaptations of Emma have always been this way, I know the story and its trappings, and yet I cringe and marvel at our heroine's flaws and honesty. I mean, I … Continue reading “Emma.” Review by Gabriela Crespo

“Westworld” Episode Review: “The Winter Line” by Nate Blake

SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Just as the third season premiere “Parce Domine” delivered a tour de force hour or so for Evan Rachel Wood, this week was all about Thandie Newton’s host Maeve, who we learned in the post credits scene last week had been exiled to Warworld after the events in the Westworld park that capped … Continue reading “Westworld” Episode Review: “The Winter Line” by Nate Blake

“Black Christmas” review by Allison Sutton

There was no way I wasn’t going to review Black Christmas. A Blumhouse Production that enraged internet neckbeards for daring to be feminist? I was immediately sold. Black Christmas is a remake – the 1974 version starring Olivia Hussey rightfully bears a place in the slasher canon while the less said of the 2006 remake, … Continue reading “Black Christmas” review by Allison Sutton

“Lost Girls” review by Alex and Nate Blake

 Nate: Lost Girls was directed by Liz Garbus and began streaming on Netflix on March 13. Based on a true story, this crime drama stars Amy Ryan as Mari Gilbert, a Long Island construction worker whose daughter Shannan went missing in 2010. Her search leads to a clash with disinterested law enforcement and media outlets … Continue reading “Lost Girls” review by Alex and Nate Blake

“Westworld” Episode Review: “Parce Domine” by Nate Blake

First off, I would like to apologize for how long it has taken me to post this review. The first season of Westworld aired more than a year and a half before High Contrast began, and season two happened to air right around our wedding, so Alex and I didn’t have time to commit to … Continue reading “Westworld” Episode Review: “Parce Domine” by Nate Blake

Alex’s March/April Streaming Guide

March is International Women’s Month. So, while theaters are closed and we are all stuck at home, why not stream some films with strong female characters and celebrate some female filmmakers? NETFLIX:   20th Century Women Written and directed by Mike Mills and starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Lucas Jade Zumann, and Billy … Continue reading Alex’s March/April Streaming Guide

Movies That Get Carded Now: “Office Space” by Nate Blake

Yeah, hi. Welcome to another installment of Movies That Get Carded Now. For those of you who are new to this series, these are reviews of films that are turning 21 this year. If films could consume alcohol, then those released in roughly the first quarter of 1999 could order a drink at bar. They … Continue reading Movies That Get Carded Now: “Office Space” by Nate Blake

“Hillary” review by Nate and Alex Blake

NATE: Hillary was directed by Nanette Burstein and is streaming now on Hulu. The four hour documentary examines the personal and professional life of Hillary Clinton. Beginning with her childhood in Park Ridge, Il and ending with her 2016 presidential election loss to Donald Trump, the film tries to provide a portrait of Clinton that … Continue reading “Hillary” review by Nate and Alex Blake