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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveriesNEWSSeijun SuzukiThe great Japanese studio rabble rouser Seijun Suzuki, best known for his crazed remixes of pulp genre films in the late 1950s and 1960s (Tokyo Drifter, Branded to Kill) and also for his late career renaissance (Pistol Opera, Princess Raccoon), has died at the age of 92.On the other side of the industry, Time critic and documentary filmmaker Richard Shickel has also passed away.On a more positive note, the second film program for the great Knoxville music festival Big Eats has been announced, and it's a humdinger, ranging from a focus on directors Jonathan Demme and Kevin Jerome Everson to programs of new avant-garde work.Recommended Viewinga researcher in Quebec has identified the only known moving image footage of Marcel Proust, found in a 1904 recording of a wedding.Finally, a view at Terrence Malick's long-in-the-works drama set in the Austin music scene, »
Louisa Mellor Jan 10, 2017
We've scoured The Lying Detective for details and noticed a few interesting titbits. Spoilers ahead...
1. The episode’s very first shot of a smoking gun – which we assume is that of Vivian Norbury in The Six Thatchers as remembered by John Watson – is actually the gun shot at John Watson by Eurus Holmes in the episode’s final shot. (The same shot also features in the series four opening credits and is briefly edited in to the scene of Sherlock and ‘Faith’ sitting by the Thames after he’s thrown her gun into the water.)
2. A vase of white roses, »
Well, this was a mind-trip. Sherlock Season 4 Episode 2 made my head spin, and I loved it. The uncertainties, twists and turns made for a packed and intriguing episode.
The writing was fascinating, in the way that it made every single thing questionable. One of the repeated motifs in this episode was "it is what it is," but really, nothing was what it was.
It's amazing how much misdirection there was leading us to the twist that was Euros, the secret Holmes sibling. I certainly didn't expect there to be a Holmes sister, especially after all the references to Sherrinford, the name of the eldest Holmes brother in the Arthur Conan Doyle stories.
I watched the episode twice back-to-back. Even on re-watch, it was really easy to miss that Sherlock's visitor was the same person as John's therapist, who was the same person as John's transit admirer. It was also »
- Robin Harry
Season 4’s second episode, “The Lying Detective,” got incredibly grim at times, thanks to philanthropist-turned-killer Culverton Smith, played by Toby Jones. But it also gave us a much-needed truce between Sherlock and John after last week’s unpleasantness… and a last-minute twist that could have huge implications for the legendary sleuth going forward.
Let’s take a closer look at what transpired in “The Lying Detective”:
The Ghost Of You Lingers | The episode opens with John in therapy, »
Louisa Mellor Jan 4, 2017
Did you spot the tease for next week’s episode in the Sherlock series 4 opener? See that and more details from The Six Thatchers…
After taking a fine-toothed comb to new Sherlock episode The Six Thatchers (well, watching it with one finger hovering over the pause button) here are a few items of note discovered, in addition to a handful of discoveries made by some very fine Sherlock detectives elsewhere…
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1. We know that Lady Smallwood’s British Intelligence code name is ‘Love’, leaving the Holmes brothers and Sir Edwin to divvy up ‘Antarctica’, ‘Langdale’ and ‘Porlock’ between them. Porlock (as well as being a village »
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