Monday, 29 April 2019

The Long Night

This is going to be a strange one, more stream-of-consciousness talk than structured review- don’t expect Nostradamus. I should preface this by saying I have never been a fan of GoT, but my friends have been trying to convince me to see it for a long time. I saw the first two or three seasons back in the day and stopped, then promptly had every single big moment spoiled one way or another in the years since. Both of my friends are long-time fans and after a discussion we agreed that I should watch the newest episode, S8e3’s The Night-King Cometh, as its critical role in the story as well as high production and artistic values might be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. In spite of the fact my investment in many of these characters is meagre at best; I have a lot to say. 

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Long Day's Journey into Night

The mercurial tale of a man, a woman, and some other people vying for life and some semblance of reality in the murky Chinese underworld- Long Day’s Journey into Night is becoming a sleeper favourite in spite of its thorny reception at a packed but perplexed Chinese premiere and I can’t say I wouldn’t side with the innocent spectators who started walking out half-way through.