Television Show Review: Fargo: Season 3

Fargo Season 3

Fargo: Season 3 created by Noah Hawley (FX, MGM Television) Starring Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis, Michael Stuhlbarg, Goran Bogdan, Shea Whigham, Andy Yu, Ray Wise, and Olivia Sandoval. The Problem of Success Success often creates new problems. The lottery winner quickly encounters a relational shift with family and friends. When money enters the equation, relationships transform from intrinsic to instrumental quickly. Success in television also causes problematic tension. Does the show lean on the elements that launched it into the stratosphere? Or, does the show use its acclaim to expand its creativity? Season 3 of Fargo, aims for the latter. The Fargo Template In truth, Fargo holds an air-tight template. As an homage to the… Read More →

Film Review: The Impossible

The Impossible

The Impossible written by Sergio G. Sánchez and María Belón, directed by J.A. Bayona (Apaches Entertainment, Telecinco Cinema, Mediaset España, PG-13, 114 min) Starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, and Tom Holland. Fatalist at Heart My wife calls me a fatalist. I can’t help it, but whenever I board a plane, relax at the beach, or cruise the speed limit on the open road, my mind does not wander far from the potential disasters in our midst. Perhaps credit the rise of technology and the way video depicts every possible outcome in our lives. But no matter the source, I can’t keep my mind away from these terrors. Now, my quality of life is fine. I can still enjoy spending time… Read More →