The Real Captain America – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode 6 “One World, One People”

And with that, the first season of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier comes to a satisfying, if bittersweet end. So far, I’ve greatly enjoyed Marvel Studios foray into episodic television, with Wandavision tackling grief and how it manifests and now The Falcon and The Winter Soldier tackling issues of race and class politics. There’s … Continue reading The Real Captain America – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode 6 “One World, One People”

Harsh Truths – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode Five “Truth”

After Episode Four, I think we all needed a breather and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier provided one with this week’s episode, “Truth”. Consequences, repercussions, and harsh truths were served up in this episode. But there were also lies and deceptions behind those truths, as seen throughout the interpersonal moments. There’s a lot to … Continue reading Harsh Truths – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode Five “Truth”

Corrupted Symbols – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” episode 4 “The Whole World is Watching”

Whoa… That’s really all I could think at the end of episode 4 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. In an episode that didn’t lack in any category (I’d say this is easily the best episode of the series to date), the ending left its mark on me and the people I was watching … Continue reading Corrupted Symbols – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” episode 4 “The Whole World is Watching”

Enemies Become Allies – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode 3 “Power Broker”

When you have to turn to a villain for assistance, you know you’ve reached a moral tipping point. It’s a classic trope, made most famous by The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal Lecter. Descending further into the underworld of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Power Broker”, the third episode in The Falcon and The Winter … Continue reading Enemies Become Allies – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode 3 “Power Broker”

When Titans Collide – Review of “Godzilla vs. Kong”

"Godzilla vs. Kong" poster art. Source Right out of the gate, I want to make it clear: I love kaiju movies. My mother introduced me to Godzilla when I was 6 or 7 years old when we sat down to watch Godzilla 1985. My love for the genre and Godzilla in particular increased as the … Continue reading When Titans Collide – Review of “Godzilla vs. Kong”

The Weight We Carry – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode 2″The Star-Spangled Man”

All of us carry the weight of our associations, friendships, loves, and family throughout our lives. Sometimes, the weight is light and we hardly ever notice. And there are times where it hangs around our shoulders, dragging us to our knees and keeping us there. Episode 2 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, titled … Continue reading The Weight We Carry – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode 2″The Star-Spangled Man”

The House with the Haunted Past – Review of “Lovecraft Country” Episode 3 “Holy Ghost”

Poster Art. Source Going into the third episode, I wasn’t entirely sure how the show would continue the narrative, which is a good thing. Following the events of “Whitey’s on the Moon”, we see the remaining characters dealing with the fallout of George Freeman’s death. The focus of this episode is death, specifically those who … Continue reading The House with the Haunted Past – Review of “Lovecraft Country” Episode 3 “Holy Ghost”

Better in Some Respects – Review of “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”

Poster Art for "Zack Snyder's Justice League". Source Well, let’s unpack this monstrosity of a film, shall we? Born from a largely online campaign and the dearth of prospects for theatrical releases, Warner Bros. decided to give Zack Snyder a chance to recut his version of Justice League, the crossover film that was released back … Continue reading Better in Some Respects – Review of “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”

Finding a New Hero – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode One “New World Order”

The Falcon and The Winter Solider poster art. Source It’s that time again and there’s a new Marvel show to watch on Disney Plus. “New World Order”, the first episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, places the audience six months after the events of Avengers: Endgame, with Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes both … Continue reading Finding a New Hero – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode One “New World Order”

The Lodge of Adam – Review of “Lovecraft Country” Episode Two “Whitey’s on the Moon”

Picking up from my last review on Lovecraft Country, episode two “Whitey’s on the Moon” examines the Braithwhite Lodge, its residents, and the village near it along with the central mystery that started the series in the first episode. Tragedy, power dynamics, and the question of lineage all come in to play in an episode … Continue reading The Lodge of Adam – Review of “Lovecraft Country” Episode Two “Whitey’s on the Moon”