Phyllida Lloyd’s film cannot escape its own somewhat mundane self-set contours.
Gavin Hood wrings suspense out of the parsing of the nuances of evidence and the tapping of mysterious contacts.
As David Benioff and D.B. Weiss show with this masterful rebuttal of an episode, it’s never too late to choose a different narrative.
There’s no shortage of empty gestures throughout the latest episode of the series.
The episode gives the audience exactly what it expects, and absolutely nothing else.
The episode is, above all else, a resolute detailing of the final calm before a spectacular storm and what it means to be human.
The episode has the good sense to respect our familiarity with these characters, and as such it doesn’t beat around the bush.
The episode that dials back from the epic confrontations that have filled out the majority of this season.
In war and through violence, Game of Thrones is as clear and compelling as it gets.
Three episodes into this truncated seventh season and Game of Thrones is spiraling toward a preordained place.
The depressing truth to the episode’s title may be that no one can get what they want without violence.
The show is no longer holding anything back in story or tone, and it’s making this fantasy world feel all too real.
The problem this season on Game of Thrones continues to be plotlines that seem horrendously out of place.
Many of the events in Game of Thrones are developing so quickly that plot, by necessity, substitutes for development.
It’s long been a given on Game of Thrones that “All men must die.” The question, then, is less a matter of whether they will, but how they will.
Once upon a time, two girls walk through a forest, muddying up their fancy clothes in search of a fortune-telling witch.
Game of Thrones’s best season yet comes with a typically great transfer and enough extras to please devotees for days.
The series feels like it has some firm footing and a newfound sense of certain direction that was lacking intermittently in the second season.
Whether you pay the gold price or the iron price, HBO’s top-notch box set of the show’s second season is well-worth the investment.
With tonight’s episode, the writers of Game of Thrones continue the trend of organizing each episode of season two around a different theme.