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The Americans

The Americans is an unusual type of period drama. It takes place c.1980, a time that may seem too close to now to be ‘historical’. But 35 years is a lifetime ago and The Americans is an engrossing Cold War drama that follows a pair of Russian spies embedded in Washington DC at the start of Reagan’s reign. 545 more words

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Emmy Nomination Reactions 2015

E:  It’s bad news for the broadcast networks.  It’s bad news for The Good Wife.  But there’s stuff that has me smiling looking at this year’s Emmy nominations anyway.  660 more words

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Mr. Holmes (2015)

Director Bill Condon’s name isn’t one you’re likely to hear often. He’s not a particularly flashy director; his films have a sort of low-key level-headedness to them that feel entirely different from the likes of visually overreaching auteurs like a David Lynch or a Wes Anderson. 726 more words

Brandon Ledet

Poldark 5: 2015, back to mediocrity, repetition & contradictory characterization


Mark Daniel (Martin Fisk) who has very different dreams from Keren (Sheila White)


Dwight Ennys (Richard Morant), the idealistic doctor come to study diseases and help Cornish miners, bandaging up Keren’s sprained ankle (1975 Poldark, Episode 5 written Paul Wheeler, directed by Paul Annett) 3,107 more words

Film Studies

2015 Fantasia Film Festival will show 12 feature films from South Korea

The Fantasia International Film Festival (July 14- August 4, 2015) is showing 12 feature films from South Korea this year. Two of them, A Hard Day and Socialphobia, will be shown twice, the rest get one screening only. 780 more words

Liz Ferguson

Poldark Episode 7

Ross is blamed for helping Verity to elope. Mark suspects his wife Keren to be having an affair, leading to tragic consequences. 107 more words

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