Tag: True Detective

Vague Visages Writers’ Room: Weekend Vibes 2.23.18

Weekend Vibes is a Friday column about streaming recommendations, new release hype and entertainment events. 

Binge Moviegoing: An 18 Hour Day at Fantastic Fest 2016

Marshall Shaffer on Fantastic Fest 2016

In a Lonely Place Movie Essay - 1950 Nicholas Ray Film

More Than Shadows #1: Series Introduction

“There will be unrequited love and monstrous desires amongst these essays.”

Review: John Hillcoat’s ‘Triple 9’

“Triple 9 probably won’t go down as one of the great heist films on par with Die Hard or The Italian Job, but it might.”

The Dueling Cavalier: On (Re)-Reading Raymond Chandler for the First Time

“It was my first time reading Chandler, and yet it didn’t feel like it: I’d devoured so many of his influences that the writing seemed familiar, even if there was nothing quite like getting it from the original source.”

True Detective ‘Black Maps and Hotel Rooms’ (A Vague Visages Staff Recap)

A Conversation Between Vague Visages’ Q.V. Hough, Dylan Moses Griffin and Max Bledstein

True Detective ‘Black Maps and Motel Rooms’ (A Vague Visages Staff Precap)

A Conversation Between Vague Visages’ Q.V. Hough, Dylan Moses Griffin and Max Bledstein

Blue Balls in Your Heart: True Detective ‘Church in Ruins’ (A Vague Visages Staff Precap)

A Conversation Between Vague Visages’ Q.V. Hough, Dylan Moses Griffin and Max Bledstein

A Vague Visages Colloquy: True Detective ‘Down Will Come’

A Conversation Between Q.V. Hough, Dylan Moses Griffin and Max Bledstein

Understanding the Reveal: True Detective ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ (Recap)

“Don’t allow yourself to be fooled by the “reveals” of True Detective.”

The Readiness Is All: True Detective ‘Night Finds You’ (Recap)

“As a creative whole, the second episode of True Detective was darker than its predecessor, and Nic Pizzolatto’s blatant dialogue ensured that casual viewers would get the hint.”

How Louis Feuillade’s ‘Judex’ and Georges Franju’s Remake Created the Cinematic Language of the Caped Crusader

An Essay by Dylan Moses Griffin

Intimate Observations: True Detective ‘The Western Book of the Dead’ (Recap)

“This is Los Angeles pulp fiction — not a mystical world of sky monsters and poetic speeches.”

The Golden Globes Disservice to TV’s Best Supporting Actor/Actress Categories

VV’s Alamin Yohannes: “With the increase in television shows and amazing talents being showcased, this Golden Globes category is borderline criminal.”

Recap: Gracepoint ‘Episode 7’

The seventh episode of FOX’s Gracepoint received its first rise in viewership since the October 2nd debut, and director Ali Selim opened the action of the appropriately titled “Episode 8” with a rising camera; an investigation of the case files and docks of the coastal California town.

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FOX’s ‘Gracepoint’ Keeps Getting Better

Four episodes in, FOX’s Gracepoint continues to reel me in with outstanding visuals, excellent pacing and perhaps the best all-around cast on television.