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Review: THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Roars

Tapping into a primal force that is mercifully unbound by decorum or good taste, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio tear up New York's financial district in their latest collaboration. The Wolf of Wall Street finds both director and actor baying...

Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E12, MARGATE SANDS (Or, Things Come To A Satisfactorily Bloody Conclusion)

It should have been longer. Yes, it's a criticism that is also somewhat praise in that wanting more is always a good thing, but after a full season build up to the inevitable, bloody confrontation that caps the third season...

Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E11, TWO IMPOSTERS (Or, The Body Count Mounts As Things Get Ugly)

Pack up the women and children, the guns are out and the boys have come to play. Actually, in the case of the sane woman - that would be Margaret Thompson - there's no need to pack her up, she's...

Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E10, A MAN A PLAN (Or, My Head Hurts Just Thinking About It)

It begins with whiskey, it ends with whiskey, and in between the Jeremy Podeswa directed A Man, A Plan neatly balances strong character work with extreme head trauma. In other words it's all you could hope for from an episode...

Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E09, THE MILKMAID'S LOT (Or, Nucky Stands Alone And Bible Camp's Canceled)

The entire world may not have turned against Nucky Thompson - his plan to bring down George Remus and, by extension, the Attorney General gets off to a lovely start, for one - but it certainly feels like it has...

Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E08, PONY (Or, That Gauntlet You Threw? Right Back Atcha.)

Been itching for the return of Nelson Van Alden? Wondering when and how a man as prone to excessive violence as Gyp Rosetti would strike back after the attempt on his life? Curious as to how a woman in the...

Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E07, SUNDAY BEST (Or, Forget Gangsters, There's Nothing More Dangerous Than Family)

Though we're just coming up on Halloween in the real world, it's Easter in Atlantic City and, criminals or not, that means everybody in the Boardwalk Empire world is taking a day off to spend time with family. By the...

Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E06, GING GANG GOOLIE (Or, Nucky's In A Fightin' Mood)

This sixth episode of Boardwalk Empire season three raises a number of questions, the first - and least consequential - of which is why the hell is Mickey Doyle still alive? Seriously, despite directly defying Nucky's orders and eleven men...

TV Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E05, YOU'D BE SURPRISED (Or, Things Are About To Get Very Ugly)

While things have been, on the whole, rather sedate and introverted through the first four episodes of Boardwalk Empire this season director Timothy Van Patten is throwing down the gauntlet in episode five. Pick a story line - virtually any...

TV Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E4, BLUE BELL BOY (Or, Nucky's Got Anger Issues And Mickey's Digging His Own Grave)

It's not exactly news at this point but it is becoming increasingly clear that the Nucky Thompson of this latest season of Boardwalk Empire is a world apart from the Nucky Thompson of seasons one and two. The one-two punch...

TV Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E03, BONE FOR TUNA (Or, Now Nucky Has Angst)

After taking last week off due to Fantastic Fest we return to our weekly look at HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Episode three of season three brings back the breasts with director Jeremy Podeswa promising to snap the show out of the...

TV Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E01, RESOLUTION Turns A New Page On A New Year

The world has changed for Nucky Thompson, the one-time treasurer of Atlantic City. Forced to take up arms himself against his one time protege Jimmy Darmody at the end of season two and betrayed financially by his own wife, Nucky...