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Boardwalk Empire S03E02: Spaghetti and Coffee

September 27, 2012 Dave Coates 0

After a competent, scene-setting and occasionally flat-footed premiere that (quite understandably) felt the need to rearrange itself narratively and substantially change the playing field, this episode started to break new ground for the show.

Movies

Anna Karenina: Reviewed

September 15, 2012 Dave Coates 0

So this is largely a geeky kind of site, but I don’t get to the cinema very often and dashed if I’m not going to plough that furrow for all it’s worth. Anna Karenina, as you know, is a 950-pager by Tolstoy about a married woman who strays from the straight/narrow and Bolshevik agrarian reform.

Television

True Blood Finale S05E12: Save Yourself

August 29, 2012 Dave Coates 0

In a lot of ways the title of the True Blood season 5 finale is absolutely accurate. This has been an incredibly hit-and-miss season, full of charming little details and crushing disappointments and a substantial supply of who-gives-a-craps.

Television

True Blood S05E11: Sunset

August 21, 2012 Dave Coates 0

Hey, it’s the penultimate episode of True Blood Season 5! What an excellent time to introduce new characters and story arcs! Jeez Louise. This episode was a shitstorm of a hot mess, and lo and behold, there was exactly one line of dialogue for Lafayette.

Television

True Blood S05E10: Gone, Gone, Gone

August 15, 2012 Dave Coates 3

This week’s True Blood is subtitled ‘How to Say Goodbye to a Series Regular Without Killing Him/Her Off and Remaining True to the Relationships and Internal Logic of your Stupid Vampire Soap Opera’.