RECAP & REVIEW: Peaky Blinders – ‘Heathens’ (Series 4, Episode 2)

“It’s hard to know where to start with such an action-packed episode, so let’s begin with the performances. Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory are so consistently excellent that you almost forget the spells they weave with their craft on a regular basis. In ‘Heathens’, both of them were breathtakingly brilliant as Tommy and Polly worked their way through the gamut of emotions; from grief, to fear, to cold-hard resignation. Paul Anderson was equally spell-binding as he conveyed Arthur’s gut-wrenching heartbreak at losing his little brother. He’s always great at conveying the almost childlike simplicity of the eldest Shelby brother’s emotions and his predilection to wearing his heart on his sleeve, yet he was particularly good in this episode at putting across his confusion, rage and vulnerability.” Danielle’s Recap/Review of the gut-wrenching 2nd episode. … Read More RECAP & REVIEW: Peaky Blinders – ‘Heathens’ (Series 4, Episode 2)


RECAP & REVIEW: Peaky Blinders – ‘The Noose’ (Series 4, Episode 1)

“When you find yourself teetering on the edge of your seat during an episode of Peaky Blinders, it’s usually been a good one. When it happens twice you’ve been in for a treat. A third time? Well, you know you’ve been plain spoilt!” Danielle’s Recap & Review of the nail-biting S4 opener. … Read More RECAP & REVIEW: Peaky Blinders – ‘The Noose’ (Series 4, Episode 1)

REVIEW: Gunpowder – Episode 3

“The performances from the stellar cast were almost universally pitch perfect, especially in this final installment. Harington should be proud that he convincingly humanised his ancestor, Catesby, expertly moving away from a more black and white characterisation. The same goes for the other members of the cast.” Our Review of the haunting Gunpowder finale. … Read More REVIEW: Gunpowder – Episode 3


REVIEW: Gunpowder – Episode 2

“The real accomplishment here is that the writing refuses to take sides, positioning Catholics and Protestants as equally dubious in terms of what motivates their opposing stances and actions, often finding surprising common ground in relation to the violent and brutal acts they find themselves willing to commit in the name of their respective strands of Christianity.” Our Review of the intriguing 2nd episode.… Read More REVIEW: Gunpowder – Episode 2