Ranking the Small Axe Films

Small Axe is available for purchase at The Criterion Collection on Blu-Ray. The description of this anthology series from the Criterion website: “…Steve McQueen offers a richly evocative panorama of West Indian life in London from the 1960s through the ’80s—a time defined for the community by the terror of police violence, the empowering awakening of political consciousness, and the ecstatic escape of a vibrant reggae scene.”

I am sure there is better and more valuable analysis of this anthology as a while. I am instead breaking it down by its individual pieces. While in many respects, the anthology is truly meant to be experienced as a whole, its individual pieces all truly can stand on their own two feet.

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Marvellous Journey/Superhero Pantheon Crossover 2023: MCU Phase 4

It’s time once again for The Reel World’s two superhero podcasts to cross the streams, as Ben, Matt, Jerome & Brian break down Phase 4 of the MCU and answer some burning questions.

Plus the ever-chaotic combined rankings of every movie and show. Enjoy the madness!

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Ranking the Community Seasons

Community was a show that I loved when it was on the air (mental illness is a helluva thing). Looking back on it as a wiser adult, I have not written the show off completely, but it is no longer a show I hold in such high esteem. It was fun enough though. Here is how I rank the seasons. Continue reading Ranking the Community Seasons

Jerome and Kevin Present – Cancelled Too Soon: Togetherness (Season 2)

Jerome and Kevin are back again to discuss the second and sadly final season of the HBO show, Togetherness.

Their final podcast of 2022 discusses the highs and lows of all the relationships. Stay tuned to find out what’s next for the podcast as they enter a new year. 

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Pantheon Plus – Christmas Edition: Modern Sitcoms

Jerome and Brian discuss modern sitcoms this week and keep the Christmas theme.

This week, they discuss The Office‘s ‘Christmas Party’, Community‘s ‘Comparative Religion’, and Ted Lasso‘s ‘Carol of the Bells’.

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Pantheon Plus – Christmas Edition: Animated Shows

Jerome and Brian are taking a few weeks to discuss the wonders of Christmas through the eyes of some of your favorite TV shows.

This week, they discuss some animated episodes: Batman: The Animated Series‘ ‘Christmas with the Joker’, Futurama‘s ‘Xmas Story’ & ‘A Tale of Two Santas’ and South Park‘s ‘Woodland Critter Christmas’

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Pantheon Plus – Christmas Edition: Classic Sitcoms

Jerome and Brian are taking a few weeks to discuss the wonders of Christmas through the eyes of some of your favorite TV shows.

This week, they discuss some classic sitcom episodes: Taxi‘s ‘A Full House for Christmas’, Cheers’ ‘Christmas Cheers’, and Full House‘s ‘Our Very First Christmas Show’.

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Marvel Mondays: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Plot summary: Determined to cheer Peter up for Christmas, Mantis and Drax endeavour to bring him his hero: Kevin Bacon.

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