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True Detective Ep. 8: Brothers In Arms (TV Review)

Matthew McConaughey should win another Oscar. It’s too bad he’ll have to settle for an Emmy, as long as folks don’t forget about True Detective by then. In the vein of other gritty cable shows like The Wire, Banshee, The Bridge, and The Killing, True Detective takes … Continue reading

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True Detective Eps. 5-6: Descent Into Darkness (TV Review)

The fifth and sixth episodes of HBO’s True Detective are dark. Granted, the whole series is dark, so it’s almost as if showrunner Nic Pizzolatto is redefining what darkness looks like. Sure, we’ve already taken the dark to the level of a … Continue reading

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True Detective Eps. 3-4: What Makes You Authentic? (TV Review)

Scooping up HBO’s True Detective (episodes 3 and 4), I’m struck by the discrepancies between Matthew McConaughey’s Rusty Cohle and Woody Harrelson’s Martin Hart, both detectives in the dirty Louisiana bayou but every different. Sure, they’re linked by the two-part display … Continue reading

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True Detective Eps. 1-2: If Faulkner Had Done Criminal Procedures (TV Review)

HBO’s latest miniseries isn’t set in some medieval realm of fantasy and fire, but instead, the world of the dirty Louisiana bayous. Detectives “Rust” Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) tackled a ritualistic serial killer in 1996, and … Continue reading

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Banshee: Redemption The Hard Way (TV Review)

Disclaimer: This review is for a Cinemax original TV show and contains some grittier elements than more mainstream reviews, like excessive violence, nudity, and language. It won’t be for everyone. Banshee tells the story of Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), the … Continue reading

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Martin’s Game Of Thrones: Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

Watching the second season of my guilty pleasure, George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones: Season Two in high definition, I’m struck by the way that Martin’s story brings the family dynamics into absolute focus, and presents us with a graphic tale … Continue reading

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