31st May2017

‘House of Cards: Season 5, Episodes 1-6′ Review

by Catherina Gioino

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Paul Sparks, Derek Cecil, Neve Campbell, Joel Kinnaman | Created by Beau Willimon But is it really deja vu? Is it really that far off to believe somehow, the House of Cards universe suddenly finds itself feasible? Rather, are we so induced into whatever universe we find ourselves in that […]

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24th Mar2016

‘House of Cards 4×10 – 4×13: Chapters 49-52′ Review

by Catherina Gioino

The end is nigh—or so we think. In the final episodes of House of Cards season four, we come to terms with what’s going on from the start: Claire and Frank never truly loved each other but rather are a political union made for world domination. A modern day Catherine the Great married to Alexander […]

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14th Mar2016

‘House of Cards 4×07 – 4×09: Chapters 46-48′ Review

by Catherina Gioino

Dramatic irony: when the audience finally understands what’s going on in that another character might not know. Now this gets used all the time in plays and dramatic works, and often to deepen the sense of suspense the audience now has with extra information. Think of horror movies where you know where the bad guy’s […]

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13th Mar2016

‘House of Cards 4×01 – 4×03: Chapters 40-42′ Review

by Catherina Gioino

Man oh man. I mean, it still doesn’t live up to the “I killed a recurring character in the first episode” act that House of Cards pulled in season two, but it introduces the ever wonderful Ellen Burstyn as Claire’s dying mother Elizabeth Hale and Neve Campbell acting as Claire’s “Doug” counterpart Leann Harvey. There’s […]

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