The Terror of our Days

Every period in history has its own demons, monsters and cursed places, reflections of their worst nightmares and fears. Looking to the shows of the present day, what can we tell about the dark side of our postmodern society?  Continue reading

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A Mystery Notebook

“How far would you go?” The Booth at the End asks us in its tagline, how far would you go to get whatever you want, to achieve your goals, to fulfill your dreams, to satisfy your deepest desires? That’s the premise of this petit Canadian show, another little gem in our TV landscape.

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Directors & Television

We are all shocked by the news of David Lynch directing all nine episodes from the upcoming third season of Twin Peaks. It looks like after Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) and Steven Soderbergh (The Knick), the next cool thing in the television landscape is having the same director for the whole run. It seems that the era of true authorship in television has arrived, but directors and TV shows have had a long and complex story together, and now it’s the perfect moment to bring it out. Continue reading

Towards a New Masculinity

“Let me tell ya something. Nowadays, everybody’s gotta go to shrinks, and counselors, and go on “Sally Jessy Raphael” and talk about their problems. What happened to Gary Cooper? The strong, silent type. That was an American. He wasn’t in touch with his feelings. He just did what he had to do. See, what they didn’t know was once they got Gary Cooper in touch with his feelings that they wouldn’t be able to shut him up! And then it’s dysfunction this, and dysfunction that, and dysfunction vaffancul!” – Tony Soprano

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