‘Ava’s Possessions’ is smart, funny, and occasionally creepy indie fare.
Part ghost story, part social commentary, director Marcin Wrona’s ‘Demon’ offers plenty of appeal while remaining frustratingly elusive.
Sam’s search for a way to get the Mark of Cain off Dean brings forth a new enemy and ends with the death of a few key characters and the unlocking of a seemingly major threat for the show’s next season.
Cain comes back with a vengeance as Rowena’s conflicts come to the forefront, putting her in conflict with both the Winchesters and Crowley in an enjoyable yet frustrating set of episodes.
It’s easy to be disillusioned by bland, scare-free horror films like The Lazarus Effect. Of course, not every horror film makes Ouija look like The Exorcist, but perhaps we can use this as a learning exercise. Rather than cursing the darkness, let’s light a little candle and look at “Three Things We Can Learn from The Lazarus Effect.”
The focus on families other than that of the Winchesters, particularly the appearance of Crowley’s mother Rowena, has been an interesting turn to the season, as has the exploration of the continuing effects of the Mark of Cain. However, other storylines with potential have wrapped themselves up too quickly, getting unfairly shortchanged in the process.
The gateway movie to my full-blown film addiction was Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko (2001). Kelly has yet to create a film that matches the mood or magnitude of his first success. This supernatural thriller has sparked a cult following behind its intense narrative and themes. Countless arguments have played out discussing it’s a representation of madness. Made in only 28 days it utilised a low budget of 4.5 million. This made it a poster-child for indie films.
The quick resolution of the demon Dean storyline is both disappointing and refreshing, but the return of Kate and a strong 200th episode make up for a lack of a season-long arc five episodes into the season.
As Castiel struggles with his diminishing grace, Dean shows how being a demon has affected him, in a strong opening to the show’s tenth season.
Despite its near universal critical acclaim and passionate and vocal cult following, Enlisted will wrap up its first and only season this Sunday evening (7pm ET on FOX), barring a last minute reprieve from another interested network. In what has been a dire season for network comedies—only five freshman series out of at least 20 …
The ninth season finale of Supernatural begins with the familiar sounds of “Carry On My Wayward Son”, and sees the Winchesters take on Metatron in a final battle that they do not escape unscathed in an entertaining finish to the season.
The Winchesters turn their focus to Heaven, as the Angels’ method of coping and maintaining order is examined while Castiel and Metatron make their moves against each other in a strong episode.
Castiel gains a potentially valuable new ally against Metatron, while Crowley gets a blast from the past as he squares off against Abaddon.
The backdoor pilot for the show’s spinoff shows promise as it delves into the world of monsters and how they uneasily co-exist in a large city, with humans being the big variable.
Vampires and Sheriff Jody Mills both make a return in this week’s episode, with both the creatures and the Sheriff re-affirming why they’re such strong aspects of the show in an entertaining episode.
The show returns from hiatus with a strong episode that delves into the story from Metatron’s perspective, exploring how he views himself in the unfolding saga.
Dean struggles with his newfound addiction to the First Blade, while Sam uncovers some more history about his grandfather and the Men of Letters in a compelling episode.
The Winchesters try to get Crowley sober and go in pursuit of the First Blade in an entertaining episode with a strong adversary.
The Winchesters run into old acquaintances while investigating a potentially new creature in an enjoyable standalone episode
Castiel and Bartholomew have a meeting while the Winchesters get a request from an old friend in an enjoyable return from hiatus for the show.
The Winchesters discover a new enemy as Sam’s outlook on the current situation is touched on.
Garth returns, harboring a big secret behind his disappearance, as Dean and Sam are forced to work together to unravel whether a seemingly happy family is genuine or putting on a front.
With the group split, this week’s episode sees Crowley and Dean become unexpected allies in the fight against Abaddon, as Castiel and Sam both try to adjust to the events of the past few weeks.