The Collective Bloggers love a good binge watch and so we present to you “Netflix and Chill”, a series in which our newest collected contributor,Ardeospina, binge watches a Netflix Original show, let’s us know her thoughts and whether or not we should put in the time. I am excited for this series of reviews, because I’ve been wanting to watch a bunch of these shows and films, but I like to get an opinion first, before committing. Below is Ardeospina’s SPOILER FREE review. Enjoy and let us know whether you plan to watch or, if you already have, your thoughts on the show’s bingeworthiness in the comments below. 

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Peaky Blinders Season 1 Review: “Great Show With A Weird Name”

Set in Birmingham, England, just after World War I, “Peaky Blinders” tells the story of the Shelby family, the driving force behind the criminal gang called the Peaky Blinders. The main protagonist is Tommy Shelby, played by the always fascinating Cillian Murphy, who is taking the reins of the family from his older brother, Arthur, and building a new criminal empire. Standing in his way is Chief Inspector Chester Campbell, played by Sam Neill, a Northern Irish police officer brought to Birmingham specifically to clean up the city. To say that C.I. Campbell strongly dislikes the Shelby family, and Tommy in particular, would be a gross understatement.

The Collective Bloggers love a good binge watch and so we present to you “Netflix and Chill”, a series in which our newest collected contributor,Ardeospina, binge watches a Netflix Original show, let’s us know her thoughts and whether or not we should put in the time. I am excited for this series of reviews, because I’ve been wanting to watch a bunch of these shows and films, but I like to get an opinion first, before committing. Below isArdeospina’s SPOILER FREE review. Enjoy and let us know whether you plan to watch or, if you already have, your thoughts on the show’s bingeworthiness in the comments below. 

Diva


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Beasts of No Nation Review: “If You’re Going Through Hell, Keep Going”

Directed by Cary Fukunaga of “True Detective” fame, “Beasts of No Nation” is the story of Agu, a young African boy forced to become a child soldier after his family is torn apart by civil war. If that sounds horrifying to you, good. It’s supposed to be horrifying. It’s supposed to be shocking. It’s supposed to be an isolated incident, but it’s depressingly common. It’s a very intense, important film.

The Collective Bloggers love a good binge watch and so we present to you “Netflix and Chill”, a series in which our newest collected contributor, Ardeospina, binge watches a Netflix Original show, let’s us know her thoughts and whether or not we should put in the time. I am excited for this series of reviews, because I’ve been wanting to watch a bunch of these shows and films, but I like to get an opinion first, before committing. Below is Ardeospina’s SPOILER FREE review. Enjoy and let us know whether you plan to watch or, if you already have, your thoughts on the show’s bingeworthiness in the comments below. 

Diva

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Making A Murderer Review: What The Hell Did I Just Watch?

Making A Murderer is a documentary about Steven Avery, a Manitowoc, Wisconsin man falsely accused of rape and imprisoned for 18 years. DNA evidence exonerated him, and upon his release from prison in 2003, he filed a lawsuit against Manitowoc county. Two years after his release, and in the middle of depositions for his false imprisonment suit, Avery was arrested for the murder of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach. The documentary, filmed over ten years, follows Avery’s murder trial and its aftermath.

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If you possibly can, go into this documentary with as little prior knowledge as possible, and try to keep an open mind. Making A Murderer is a cultural hot topic right now, and articles and interviews and theories are everywhere. Try to wait until after you’re done watching all 10 episodes to fall down the rabbit hole. Making up your own mind about the case presented is the best way to watch this show. It’s also important to be on the lookout for filmmaker bias, because even though this is presented as a documentary, it’s definitely not unbiased journalism.

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“The Revenant” is one of the most viscerally beautiful movies I have ever seen. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki made the fascinating decision to use natural light almost exclusively throughout the entire film, and it pays off magnificently. The winter light feels almost lazy as it bends around frosty trees and bounces off the snow-covered ground. At times there is barely enough light to truly see what’s happening on the screen, which only serves to heighten the film’s often tense atmosphere. This film is truly a feast for the eyes.

The Collective Bloggers love a good binge watch and so we present to you “Netflix and Chill”, a series in which our newest collected contributor,Ardeospina, binge watches a Netflix Original show, let’s us know her thoughts and whether or not we should put in the time. I am excited for this series of reviews, because I’ve been wanting to watch a bunch of these shows and films, but I like to get an opinion first, before committing. Below isArdeospina’s SPOILER FREE review. Enjoy and let us know whether you plan to watch or, if you already have, your thoughts on the show’s bingeworthiness in the comments below. 

Diva


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Narcos Review: “Cocaine Is A Hell Of A Drug”

When my husband suggested Narcos as our next joint TV venture, I rapidly agreed, even though all I knew about the show was that Pedro Pascal was in it, and as any Game of Thrones fan knows, the more Pedro in your life the better. I didn’t know much about Pablo Escobar, the Colombian nobody who revolutionizes the cocaine trade and becomes one of the most important drug lords in history. I didn’t know about what he’d done in Colombia or about the U.S.’s role in trying to bring him to heel or about the sheer scale of his drug operations. I had NO IDEA what I was getting myself into. Which, as it turns out, is the best possible way to watch this show. Sometimes a baseline knowledge about a show and its surroundings is essential to enjoying that show, but I’d argue that the less you know about the story of Pablo Escobar the more you’ll enjoy seeing the way this stranger-than-fiction tale plays out.