Entertainment

Upstream Color – An Intriguing but Overly Cryptic Narrative

The film’s creator (Shane Currath) and his audience pride themselves on not needing ANY exposition whatsoever. It’s actually an impressive achievement, with about 10 minutes of dialogue out of 93 minutes total. If that’s enough of a draw for you, stop reading and go watch it – it is actually a good immersive and dreamlike experience.

Future Man – Hulu’s Comedic Sci-Fi Homage

13 half-hour episodes telling the story of a gamer stuck in a go-nowhere job who mistakenly is recruited from the future to save mankind. Many genuine and quirky laughs to be had, a few hits of nostalgia for the 40s, 60s, 80s, and 90s, as well as homages to our favourite sci-fi hits.

Unquiet Graves – Uncovering Britain’s Secret War in Ireland (Link Below)

A review and information on “Unquiet Graves”, a documentary by Se├ín A. Murray, which I attended the screening of today in Galway. The production involved an Irish and English crew and tells the story of collusion between the British military, police, and MI6 with Loyalist paramilitaries, with a particular focus on “The Glennane Gang” responsible for the slaughter of 120 innocent Irish Catholics in the 1970s.

The Grinder – An Underappreciated Dark Comedy

Right out the gate observation: this one-season-wonder was mistaken by people to be the fictional in-story TV series it lampooned. Although it received great reviews from both critics and viewers, who actually gave it time, the Fox show could have caught a lot more eyeballs if it sold itself for what it actually is – a dark comedy.