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‘Narcos’ Episode 9 Recap: The Two Faces of Pablo Escobar

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com — Season 1, Episode 9: "La Catedral" "Narcos" has shown us the two faces of Pablo Escobar, both of which are terrifying, but revealing in contrast. One is introduced most effectively in the very first episode, with Escobar calmly thwarting an attempt to shut down one of his trafficking routes.

‘Narcos’ Episode 8 Recap: It Doesn’t Have to End This Way

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com — Season 1, Episode 8 We open in near-total darkness. All we hear is the aggrieved voice of Pablo Escobar, angrily muttering a threat to shoot every hostage in the head. President Gaviria has agreed to negotiate with Escobar after a series of high-profile kidnappings, but in the meantime, he's given the Americans and Carrillo's Search Bloc carte blanche to intensify their search for Escobar.

‘Narcos’ Episode 7 Recap: The Trouble With Steve Murphy

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com — Season 1, Episode 7: "You Will Cry Tears of Blood" It's time to talk about Steve Murphy. The real Steve Murphy did indeed play a significant role in the hunt for Pablo Escobar - spoiler alert: he was the first American on the scene when the hunt finally ended - and the real Steve Murphy and the real Javier Peña also acted as consultants on "Narcos."

Bloodsucking Bastards and the Daily Drain

pastemagazine.com — The workaday drudgery of cubicle culture drains the life out of people, so it was only a matter of time until a movie was literal about it. Billed as " Office Space meets Shaun of the Dead," Brian James O' Connell's raucous horror/comedy Bloodsucking Bastards turns a typical white-collar, corporate environment into a natural feeding ground for undead go-getters.
Aug 31, 2015

For @PasteMagazine, had a fun chat with Fran Kranz and the director of the horror-comedy BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS: pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/…

Wes Craven · Interview · The A.V. Club

avclub.com — Raised in a strict Baptist family in Cleveland, Ohio, and ensconced in academia as a young adult, Wes Craven doesn't seem to fit the profile of a master of horror. But when he and producer Sean S.
Aug 31, 2015

Back in 2009, I used the occasion of the LAST HOUSE remake to engage Wes Craven in a more wide-ranging conversation: avclub.com/article/wes-cr…

‘Narcos’ Episode 6 Recap: Fathers and Sons

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com — Season 1, Episode 6: "Explosivos" We open with a chilling example of the banality of evil: Pablo Escobar gets a telephone call at home with the news that Poison, one of his top sicarios, has mowed down two cops at a Medellín checkpoint. The fee for killing cops is a million a head.

The New York Times

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com — Such are the immortal words of Criswell in the director Ed Wood's "Plan 9 From Outer Space," and they apply to the pivotal fifth episode of "Narcos," which marshals the forces that will determine the future of Colombia.
Aug 30, 2015

Halfway home on the NARCOS recaps for @nytimesarts. I'm exhausted, even though I filed all 10 in advance: artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/category/telev…

‘Narcos’ Episode 5 Recap: There Will Be a Future

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com — Season 1, Episode 5 "We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives." Such are the immortal words of Criswell in the director Ed Wood's "Plan 9 From Outer Space," and they apply to the pivotal fifth episode of "Narcos," which marshals the forces that will determine the future of Colombia.

‘Narcos’ Episode 4 Recap: Extradition Blues

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com — Season 1, Episode 4 O.K. Deep breath. Now that we're settled into "Narcos" and have a handle on how the show operates, it's a good time to step back and assess what we're watching.

‘Narcos’ Episode 3 Recap: Pablo the Politician

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com — Did Pablo Escobar mean it? Was he really "Un Robin Hood Paisa," a businessman whose core mission was charity and the redistribution of wealth to the poor? The question is difficult to answer, because like the chief executives of many multi-tentacled corporations, Escobar's philanthropy reinforced his misanthropy.
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Sep 01, 2015

RT @studiesincrap: Here's the world's laziest dot to dot, a portrait of Richard Crenna from the Rambo coloring book pic.twitter.com/aaF5xuXtj6

Sep 01, 2015

RT @KTLincoln: Hi! Here's my first story for @vulture as staff! It's about WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS, AMERICAN ULTRA, and bad marketing! vulture.com/2015/08/we-are…

Aug 31, 2015

For @PasteMagazine, had a fun chat with Fran Kranz and the director of the horror-comedy BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS: pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/…

Aug 31, 2015

And beyond horror, I think Craven's RED EYE is the platonic ideal of the diamond-cut 90-minute thriller. 0% body fat.

Aug 31, 2015

Back in 2009, I used the occasion of the LAST HOUSE remake to engage Wes Craven in a more wide-ranging conversation: avclub.com/article/wes-cr…

Aug 31, 2015

Wes Craven made many great horror films, but he was also the genre's most articulate defender. He affirmed its social and artistic worth.

Aug 30, 2015

I could Carcetti say "Welcome to The Scorch" all day long.

Aug 30, 2015

Halfway home on the NARCOS recaps for @nytimesarts. I'm exhausted, even though I filed all 10 in advance: artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/category/telev…


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