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‘Outlander’ Review: Tumultuous Waters Rip Claire and Jamie Apart

‘Outlander’ Review: Tumultuous Waters Rip Claire and Jamie Apart
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 10, “Heaven & Earth.”]

Unrequited, Requited Love

Following last week’s cliffhanger, Claire and Jamie spent the entirety of “Heaven & Earth” separated as Claire battled the typhoid outbreak on the British ship that kidnapped her and Jamie was locked up below on the Artemis for trying to go after his wife. Given how little there was for Jamie to do under those circumstances (other than to brood over his loss), we were forced to navigate the duo’s relationship through monologues and voice-overs. Or, in the case of Claire, the love part of this love story survived through sheer speculation about what might happen to Jamie once all parties reach Jamaica.

Obviously, trouble follows this couple no matter what country (or open body of water) they find themselves in, but it was nice to take a break from that story in order to let each character breathe a little and come into their own.
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‘Outlander’ Review: Tumultuous Waters Rip Claire and Jamie Apart

‘Outlander’ Review: Tumultuous Waters Rip Claire and Jamie Apart
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 10, “Heaven & Earth.”]

Unrequited, Requited Love

Following last week’s cliffhanger, Claire and Jamie spent the entirety of “Heaven & Earth” separated as Claire battled the typhoid outbreak on the British ship that kidnapped her and Jamie was locked up below on the Artemis for trying to go after his wife. Given how little there was for Jamie to do under those circumstances (other than to brood over his loss), we were forced to navigate the duo’s relationship through monologues and voice-overs. Or, in the case of Claire, the love part of this love story survived through sheer speculation about what might happen to Jamie once all parties reach Jamaica.

Obviously, trouble follows this couple no matter what country (or open body of water) they find themselves in, but it was nice to take a break from that story in order to let each character breathe a little and come into their own.
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Outlander’ Review: Claire and Jamie Deal With Superstition On the High Seas in Tempestuous Episode

‘Outlander’ Review: Claire and Jamie Deal With Superstition On the High Seas in Tempestuous Episode
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 9, “The Doldrums.”]

Unrequited, Requited Love

Blame Fergus and his new “wife,” blame seasickness, blame superstition or blame another twist of fate. Whatever the object of your blame, this week marked another episode of unrequited love — at least in the physical sense — for the show’s two leading characters. As Claire and Jamie headed out to sea in search of young Ian they were forced to sleep in separate quarters, with barely enough privacy for Jamie to puke in peace, let alone get it on with his wife.

Sure, all of that didn’t stop the pair from eventually having (a very literal) quickie during a celebrated rainstorm on deck, but since barely any clothes came off and there was no foreplay to speak of, it doesn’t exactly count. Not when stacked up to some of this season’s more epic love scenes, at any rate. Considering these two will now be
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‘Outlander’ Review: Claire and Jamie Deal With Superstition On the High Seas in Tempestuous Episode

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‘Outlander’ Review: Claire and Jamie Deal With Superstition On the High Seas in Tempestuous Episode
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 9, “The Doldrums.”]

Unrequited, Requited Love

Blame Fergus and his new “wife,” blame seasickness, blame superstition or blame another twist of fate. Whatever the object of your blame, this week marked another episode of unrequited love — at least in the physical sense — for the show’s two leading characters. As Claire and Jamie headed out to sea in search of young Ian they were forced to sleep in separate quarters, with barely enough privacy for Jamie to puke in peace, let alone get it on with his wife.

Sure, all of that didn’t stop the pair from eventually having (a very literal) quickie during a celebrated rainstorm on deck, but since barely any clothes came off and there was no foreplay to speak of, it doesn’t exactly count. Not when stacked up to some of this season’s more epic love scenes, at any rate. Considering these two will now be
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Outlander’ Review: An Awkward Homecoming Leads to Secrets Revealed and Some Big Stumbles

‘Outlander’ Review: An Awkward Homecoming Leads to Secrets Revealed and Some Big Stumbles
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 8, “First Wife.”]

Requited Love

As predicted by the reveal of Jamie’s second wife at the end of the last episode, the newly reunited couple’s homecoming bliss at Lallybroch was short-lived to say the least — if you would call it bliss in the first place, that is. With Jenny and Ian ticked off at Claire and Jamie for lying to them and exposing their youngest child to boozy bootlegging, brothels and murder, there weren’t many pleasantries to be passed around. The reveal that Laoghaire (a.k.a. the girl who tried to have Claire murdered back in Season 1), was Jamie’s new wife obviously was never going to go over well, but it was an especially hard thing for Claire to accept, given how coldly everyone else was treating her.

It’s no wonder that she felt as though fleeing back to the rocks was the best course of action,
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‘Outlander’ Review: An Awkward Homecoming Leads to Secrets Revealed and Some Big Stumbles

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‘Outlander’ Review: An Awkward Homecoming Leads to Secrets Revealed and Some Big Stumbles
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 8, “First Wife.”]

Requited Love

As predicted by the reveal of Jamie’s second wife at the end of the last episode, the newly reunited couple’s homecoming bliss at Lallybroch was short-lived to say the least — if you would call it bliss in the first place, that is. With Jenny and Ian ticked off at Claire and Jamie for lying to them and exposing their youngest child to boozy bootlegging, brothels and murder, there weren’t many pleasantries to be passed around. The reveal that Laoghaire (a.k.a. the girl who tried to have Claire murdered back in Season 1), was Jamie’s new wife obviously was never going to go over well, but it was an especially hard thing for Claire to accept, given how coldly everyone else was treating her.

It’s no wonder that she felt as though fleeing back to the rocks was the best course of action,
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Outlander’ Review: Reality Bites For Claire and Jamie As They Get Reacquainted

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‘Outlander’ Review: Reality Bites For Claire and Jamie As They Get Reacquainted
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 7, “Crème de Menthe.”]

Requited Love

Much of last week’s episode was spent redeveloping the relationship between Jamie and Claire and reacquainting those characters, a decision that executive producer Ronald D Moore noted was important in terms of letting things breathe and in allowing audiences to reconnect with that love story.

As a result, this week focused more on the reality of Claire and Jamie’s situation, as each character adjusted to what their potential new life together could mean. Claire, who has had more time to think about such things (knowing of Jamie’s existence longer than he of hers), figured that meant she could set up shop and become a healer, while he potentially focused on the printing business. Given all of Jamie’s illegal activities, that eventually proved impossible. Claire comes with lots of inherent drama too, though, something many of the periphery characters noted when Claire killed the man
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‘Outlander’ Review: Reality Bites For Claire and Jamie As They Get Reacquainted

‘Outlander’ Review: Reality Bites For Claire and Jamie As They Get Reacquainted
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 7, “Crème de Menthe.”]

Requited Love

Much of last week’s episode was spent redeveloping the relationship between Jamie and Claire and reacquainting those characters, a decision that executive producer Ronald D Moore noted was important in terms of letting things breathe and in allowing audiences to reconnect with that love story.

As a result, this week focused more on the reality of Claire and Jamie’s situation, as each character adjusted to what their potential new life together could mean. Claire, who has had more time to think about such things (knowing of Jamie’s existence longer than he of hers), figured that meant she could set up shop and become a healer, while he potentially focused on the printing business. Given all of Jamie’s illegal activities, that eventually proved impossible. Claire comes with lots of inherent drama too, though, something many of the periphery characters noted when Claire killed the man
See full article at Indiewire Television »

Film Review: ‘Suburbicon’ is the Cinematic Equivalent of a Soccer Mom

  • HollywoodChicago.com
Chicago – Having lived in both the suburbs and in major cities throughout my lifetime, I can say without hesitation that the suburbs tend to be dull, boring and bereft of creativity. To be fair, it’s not their fault since they’re built for efficiency and with placidity in mind. “Surburbicon” is made in much the same way, becoming the one thing a film shouldn’t be: boring.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

In the film industry, George Clooney is considered the equivalent of a Renaissance Man. He can act, write, and direct a film with the best of them, often taking on more than one simultaneously. Nothing seems like too much for this man to handle, that is, until he came across this Coen Brothers script. Joel and Ethan Cohen have delivered over a dozen films that tackle social complexities and mix them in with a complex tone that tends to be a
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‘Outlander’ Review: Jamie and Claire’s Reunion Is a Sexy, Awkward Triumph

‘Outlander’ Review: Jamie and Claire’s Reunion Is a Sexy, Awkward Triumph
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 6, “A. Malcolm.”]

Unrequited, Requited Love

Coming face-to-face with the spouse you were forced to give up in battle two decades ago is a pretty unnerving thing — not just emotionally but also physically. Given that Jamie had no clue Claire was about to resurface, it’s no wonder he fainted, but on an even deeper level, these are characters that have supposedly aged 20 years since they last saw each other. The nerves, self-consciousness and innate fear of acceptance that situation would bring are pretty heavy; you’ve been carrying around this memory of a person for all those years. Not only do you want them to see you the same, but you wonder how they’ll look, act and have aged in their wisdom too.

Luckily this is television and both stars are just as pretty naked as they are clothed (Claire dyed her hair and Jamie has glasses, no biggie), so the
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‘Outlander’ Review: Jamie and Claire’s Reunion Is a Sexy, Awkward Triumph

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‘Outlander’ Review: Jamie and Claire’s Reunion Is a Sexy, Awkward Triumph
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 6, “A. Malcolm.”]

Unrequited, Requited Love

Coming face-to-face with the spouse you were forced to give up in battle two decades ago is a pretty unnerving thing — not just emotionally but also physically. Given that Jamie had no clue Claire was about to resurface, it’s no wonder he fainted, but on an even deeper level, these are characters that have supposedly aged 20 years since they last saw each other. The nerves, self-consciousness and innate fear of acceptance that situation would bring are pretty heavy; you’ve been carrying around this memory of a person for all those years. Not only do you want them to see you the same, but you wonder how they’ll look, act and have aged in their wisdom too.

Luckily this is television and both stars are just as pretty naked as they are clothed (Claire dyed her hair and Jamie has glasses, no biggie), so the
See full article at Indiewire »

How Sopranos Star Lillo Brancato Descended into Addiction and Violence – And His Life After Prison

  • PEOPLE.com
How Sopranos Star Lillo Brancato Descended into Addiction and Violence – And His Life After Prison
When Lillo Brancato Jr. was chosen to play Robert De Niro‘s son in 1993’s A Bronx Tale, he was considered one of Hollywood’s hottest young actors. With all the offers that entailed.

At the time, De Niro took the then-17-year-old under his wing and gave him some fatherly advice. “Early on in my career I spoke to Bob and Chazz about how profound changes would occur in my life,” Brancato, now 41, tells People. “They said once this movie goes out, you will have people around you who will expose you to dangerous things and you have to be careful.
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‘Outlander’ Review: Claire Gears Up For Her Big Reunion With Jamie in ‘Freedom & Whisky’

‘Outlander’ Review: Claire Gears Up For Her Big Reunion With Jamie in ‘Freedom & Whisky’
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 5, “Freedom & Whisky.”]

Unrequited Love

If the second episode of “Outlander’s” third season was a showcase for Jamie and the important things he’s been through during his separation from Claire, Sunday night’s fifth installment was all about bringing Claire back to the forefront of the conversation by all but ignoring Jamie until the hour’s closing moment. Following Frank’s death, it was hard to feel sympathy for Claire, so this episode also served as a form of redemption. We followed her work and home life following her visit to Scotland and saw what a bleak, Jamie-less future could potentially mean for her, but that outlook didn’t last long when Roger returned with some not-so-shocking news about one A. Malcolm, the Edinburgh printer who wrote of whisky and freedom.

Read More:‘Outlander’ Review: Resigned Homecomings Force More Heartache in An Episode of Tragedies Silent Nights

The holidays are often
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‘Outlander’ Review: Claire Gears Up For Her Big Reunion With Jamie in ‘Freedom & Whisky’

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‘Outlander’ Review: Claire Gears Up For Her Big Reunion With Jamie in ‘Freedom & Whisky’
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 5, “Freedom & Whisky.”]

Unrequited Love

If the second episode of “Outlander’s” third season was a showcase for Jamie and the important things he’s been through during his separation from Claire, Sunday night’s fifth installment was all about bringing Claire back to the forefront of the conversation by all but ignoring Jamie until the hour’s closing moment. Following Frank’s death, it was hard to feel sympathy for Claire, so this episode also served as a form of redemption. We followed her work and home life following her visit to Scotland and saw what a bleak, Jamie-less future could potentially mean for her, but that outlook didn’t last long when Roger returned with some not-so-shocking news about one A. Malcolm, the Edinburgh printer who wrote of whisky and freedom.

Read More:‘Outlander’ Review: Resigned Homecomings Force More Heartache in An Episode of Tragedies Silent Nights

The holidays are often
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Outlander’ Review: Resigned Homecomings Force More Heartache in An Episode of Tragedies

‘Outlander’ Review: Resigned Homecomings Force More Heartache in An Episode of Tragedies
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 4, “Of Lost Things.”]

Unrequited Love

With Frank gone and Brianna embracing the truth about her real father, the hunt for Jamie was on in full force in 1968 Scotland. With a little help from Roger, they tracked Jamie all the way to Ardsmuir, where they promptly lost him. Meanwhile, in 1756 England the story picked up with the Helwater clan welcoming Jamie into their folds as a stablehand, with some receptions a little warmer than others. Indeed, one such reception completely altered Jamie’s life yet again with even more heartache.

Despite the different eras, at this point in the narrative it’s clear that both Jamie and Claire still hold that torch for each other, but that they’re also feeling the impossibility and weight of their separation. As far as Claire knows Jamie may as well be dead, whereas Jamie rarely speaks of his former wife because there’s no point in driving himself mad.
See full article at Indiewire Television »

‘Outlander’ Review: Resigned Homecomings Force More Heartache in An Episode of Tragedies

  • Indiewire
‘Outlander’ Review: Resigned Homecomings Force More Heartache in An Episode of Tragedies
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 4, “Of Lost Things.”]

Unrequited Love

With Frank gone and Brianna embracing the truth about her real father, the hunt for Jamie was on in full force in 1968 Scotland. With a little help from Roger, they tracked Jamie all the way to Ardsmuir, where they promptly lost him. Meanwhile, in 1756 England the story picked up with the Helwater clan welcoming Jamie into their folds as a stablehand, with some receptions a little warmer than others. Indeed, one such reception completely altered Jamie’s life yet again with even more heartache.

Despite the different eras, at this point in the narrative it’s clear that both Jamie and Claire still hold that torch for each other, but that they’re also feeling the impossibility and weight of their separation. As far as Claire knows Jamie may as well be dead, whereas Jamie rarely speaks of his former wife because there’s no point in driving himself mad.
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Outlander’ Review: Love Endures a Decade as Jamie and Claire Fail to Move On

‘Outlander’ Review: Love Endures a Decade as Jamie and Claire Fail to Move On
Last Week's Review:‘Outlander’ Review: A Hero Loses Himself In The Aftermath of War

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 3, “All Debts Paid.”]

Unrequited Love

With Jamie in prison it made sense for the storyline to focus more on Claire and Frank’s struggles in the 1950s this week, with an episode that ambitiously spanned a ten-year timeframe that did nothing to improve Claire and Frank’s situation. Sometimes marriages fall apart little by little (especially when no work goes into maintaining them), so in using time to their advantage, writers were able to showcase a drastic fallout more rife with history and emotions than if they were to break it down over a smaller increment of time. And since viewers know that Jamie and Claire are the real relationship worth rooting for here, the timeframe also scratches that itch as everyone waits for the Frasers to finally reunite already.

Let’s Be Frank

It’s hard not to feel for Frank.
See full article at Indiewire Television »

‘Outlander’ Review: Love Endures a Decade as Jamie and Claire Fail to Move On

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‘Outlander’ Review: Love Endures a Decade as Jamie and Claire Fail to Move On
Last Week's Review:‘Outlander’ Review: A Hero Loses Himself In The Aftermath of War

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 3, “All Debts Paid.”]

Unrequited Love

With Jamie in prison it made sense for the storyline to focus more on Claire and Frank’s struggles in the 1950s this week, with an episode that ambitiously spanned a ten-year timeframe that did nothing to improve Claire and Frank’s situation. Sometimes marriages fall apart little by little (especially when no work goes into maintaining them), so in using time to their advantage, writers were able to showcase a drastic fallout more rife with history and emotions than if they were to break it down over a smaller increment of time. And since viewers know that Jamie and Claire are the real relationship worth rooting for here, the timeframe also scratches that itch as everyone waits for the Frasers to finally reunite already.

Let’s Be Frank

It’s hard not to feel for Frank.
See full article at Indiewire »

Ridley Scott interview: Blade Runner 2049, Alien and more

Ryan Lambie Oct 2, 2017

We talk to director Ridley Scott about Blade Runner 2049, the lasting influence of the 1982 original, ancient aliens, flutes, and more...

It's mid-September, and a rug-thick layer of secrecy lies over Blade Runner 2049, the belated sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 classic. Before our interview with Scott, who executive produces, we're shown approximately half an hour of footage: Ryan Gosling trudging moodily through futuristic landscapes as a new Replicant hunter, K; glimpses of Jared Leto as a new creator of artificial life, named Niander Wallace.

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Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival), Blade Runner 2049 looks spectacular, with the same measured, ethereal pace that made the original film such a masterpiece. Exactly what K's mission is - and how it ties
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‘Outlander’ Review: A Hero Loses Himself In The Aftermath of War

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‘Outlander’ Review: A Hero Loses Himself In The Aftermath of War
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 2, “Surrender.”]

Unrequited Love

Of the two lives lived by the infamous couple following their separation pre-Culloden, Jamie’s was a richer one story-wise, as it involved living though a time of Red Coats, jail and infinite adventure. Basically all of the things Claire escaped when she returned to the rocks and slipped back to the 1940s, where her relatively simple existence with Frank was much easier, if not just as hollow as Jamie’s. So it makes sense that the narrative focused the majority of the second episode on Jamie’s return to Lallybroch and what it meant for Jenny, Ian and the rest of the tenants as they struggled to hide the “Dunbonnet” from British officers.

The Dunbonnet

With the new captain intent on finding Red Jamie and bringing him to justice for his crimes, a very soiled and hairy Jamie haunted the grounds of Lallybroch while living in a
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