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'The Red Shadows' Finale: That Mysterious Ending Explained

After six episodes, “The Red Shadows” (“Les Ombres Rouges”) finale arrived. Did it resolve all of the mysteries it introduced throughout its run? Without spoiling anything, it is fair to say the Sundance Now series brought Season 1 to a riveting close. That said, it is time that all of the ending’…

Has Netflix Renewed The Series 'Ragnarok' For Season 2 Yet?

If you are like me, you have already binged Season 1 of “Ragnarok.” Comprised of six episodes, the first season is a breeze to get through, and its ending left this viewer wanting more. The season finale clearly seemed to be designed for a second season to follow. So, has Netflix renewed “Ragnarok…

Movie Review: Russian Thriller 'Break' Pulls Out All The Stops

As of writing this review for the Russian language thriller “Break” (“Otryv”), the movie has a 4.3 user rating on IMDb. Do not let its low score keep you from watching it. “Break” is an utterly entertaining worst-case scenario heart-pumper that keeps the thrills and chills coming in steady supply.

'The Red Shadows' Episode 5 Unleashes Pre-Finale Cliffhanger

“The Red Shadows” (“Les Ombres Rouges”) unleashed a life and death pre-finale cliffhanger in Episode 5, aka the penultimate episode. After ending on a jaw-dropping note with the previous episode, the pre-finale installment outdid even that. As answers about Clara’s kidnapping seemed closer than ev…

TV Review: Netflix's Fantastic 'Ragnarok' Season 1 Rocks Hard

Season 1 of Netflix’s “Ragnarok” gives Norse mythology a modern twist that will leave enthusiasts spellbound. At least, it did this viewer. The six-episode first season is a crash course in how to tell an origin story with a riveting sense of conviction and narrative know-how. Hence, there is no p…

'Unauthorized Living' Season 2 Ending On Netflix: Did It Satisfy?

What a ride. “Unauthorized Living” (“Vivir sin permiso”) took viewers on a wild one as it hurtled towards its Season 2 ending, and apparently, its ending overall. Based on what I could find online, it seems that those who just binged the second season on Netflix also watched the last one.
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'The Red Shadows' Episode 4 Provides Vital Clara Puzzle Piece

Episode 4 of “The Red Shadows” ends on one of the most significant clues so far. The pieces that comprise the elaborate puzzle of Clara’s kidnapping subsequent past and potential present snapped into better focus as a startling revelation came to the surface. Brace yourselves, this is what happene…

Movie Review: Crime Gets Personal In Netflix's 'Close Enemies'

“Close Enemies” (“Frères ennemis”) features the familiar tale of cops versus criminals. In this French-language film that came out in 2018 and was recently released on Netflix, those roles get a deeper dive and a more pronounced backstory. Driss (Reda Kateb) is a cop working on a bust with his boy…

'The Red Shadows' Episode 3: New Clues Fuel More Theories

“The Red Shadows” (“Les Ombres Rouges”) packed in the surprises as Clara and the Garniers dealt with the shocking aftermath of her DNA rest. Not everyone felt the same way, and Clara (Manon Azem) struggled with it more than anyone. Cue the arrival of Clara’s fiance in Episode 3, and things got eve…

Movie Review: Taylor Swift Excels In Netflix's 'Miss Americana'

For those unaware, the Netflix documentary’s title is an abbreviated take on the seventh-listed song on Taylor Swift’s latest album, ‘Lover,’ entitled “Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince.” Stepping into the doc, Swift fittingly dishes heartbreak and much more. Directed by Lana Wilson, “Mis…

'Unauthorized Living' Season 2 Premiere Review: Is Mario Alive?

“Unauthorized Living” (“Vivir sin permiso”) picks up eight months after the shocking events of its previous season's finale in its Season 2 premiere. The time-jump means that a lot has changed in between the two seasons. There are a lot of pressing questions, including if Mario is alive after …

'Bonfire of Destiny' Ending: How It Set Up Season 2, Explained

“The Bonfire of Destiny” (originally “Le Bazar de la Charité”) left viewers with a lot to contemplate following its finale. Based on the tragic fire that ripped through a charity bizarre in Paris circa 1897, the show uses fact as a backdrop for fiction. To put the period in some historical context…

2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Gracie Gold Returns

As of this writing, it has been a week since it happened, and I still cannot stop thinking about it. Gracie Gold has won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships -- twice. When she came to the 2020 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships, it had been three years since Gold had participated in the co…