Television Review

Television Reviews

Titus Andronicus (1985) BBC TV Movie Review

By: Alex Phuong (Two Beers) – *Very Mild Spoilers Ahead!* William Shakespeare’s greatest play is arguably Hamlet.  Many would even consider Hamlet to be the greatest drama ever written.  Part of its enduring legacy is that it warns audiences about the dangers of revenge.  Of course, Shakespeare has explored the theme of revenge …

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Acidic Base: Tachyon (Album Review)

By: Rob Perez – Complexity defines EDM/House Music, scaring most people away, but Chicago’s own Acidic Base’s newly released Tachyon album is a seven track powerhouse of amazing, underground dance music. Three amazing singles really define this genre-defining album, and all three are equally stellar in quality.       …

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Oriana Setz: Metamorfosis (Album Review)

By: Rob Perez – An artist like Oriana Setz doesn’t come around often, but when they do, it’s worth taking a listen. She’s in the league of other top Latina singer/songwriters, composing very striking, beautiful melodies that deliver a punch of good musical vibes. Combining English and Spanish language tracks …

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The Merchant of Venice (1980) BBC TV Movie

By: Alex Phuong (Two Beers) – *(Possibly) Minor spoilers ahead!* This is perhaps William Shakespeare’s most controversial play.  Some people might believe that Macbeth is cursed, but The Merchant of Venice is one of the darkest “comedies” from the Bard.  However, this play is no laughing matter, considering what happens to (as well …

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Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (2001) TV Documentary Movie Review

By: Alex Phuong (A Toast) – It was one of the most (in)famous movies ever made. Some would consider it the biggest flop in cinematic history. Behind the glamour and visual beauty of Cleopatra (1963), this behind-the-scenes documentary strips away the gaudy splendor of this notorious film to reveal how …

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