GAME OF THRONES: THE WORDS ARE WIND

Monika Ponjavic

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In a personal context, the last episode of Game of Thrones can be seen as one of the rare ones, because it is the episode that managed to completely derail me, which scarcely ever happens. Not even The Red Wedding managed to do that. First time it did happen though was when Ned lost his head in the King’s Landing which showed me that Game of Thrones is indeed a show that doesn’t shy away from anything. Second ties in with the loss of Jaime’s sword hand (the same hand he used to push Bran out of the window, a fitting punishment), a hand that defined him as a person, youngest knight and a member of the King’s Guard. With the loss of his hand, Jaime’s identity, as we knew it, perished into oblivion. This third event, and yes, we are talking about the death…

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STEVE JOBS: A USER-FRIENDLY BOYLE

Monika Ponjavic

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Danny Boyle’s latest film is a thrilling story about Steve Jobs, the creator of Apple Inc, told in different acts revolving around three, now historical, launches.

First launch came in 1984 with the launch of Macintosh computer, the friendly-face challenge not only to the supremacy of the PC but also to the future painted in Orwell’s 1984, as told in the legendary Apple add directed by Ridley Scott, which is precisely why Jobs was so adamant about it being able to say “hello”. Hollywood has made computers evil and sinister and it was Jobs’ job to shine a new light onto this problematic turning this malaise into praise and admiration.

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Meanwhile, in the backstage, behind the scenes, Jobs (Michael Fassbender) is forced to face his ex (Katherine Waterston) and the mother of his supposed daughter (Makenzie Moss, Ripley Sobo, Perla Haney-Jardine), who came not only to plea for more money…

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GAME OF THRONES: TIME OF WOLVES IS UPON US

Last review…

Monika Ponjavic

Stannis

“My duty is to the realm. How many boys dwell in Westeros? How many girls? How many men, how many women? The darkness will devour them all, she says. The night that never ends. She talks of prophecies . . . a hero reborn in the sea, living dragons hatched from dead stone . . . she speaks of signs and swears they point to me. I never asked for this, no more than I asked to be king. Yet dare I disregard her? We do not choose our destinies. Yet we must . . . we must do our duty, no? Great or small, we must do our duty.” Stannis Baratheon. A Song of Ice and Fire

STANNIS BARATHEON, ONE TRUE KING

If you read my previous review then you know that the events of the penultimate episode are, for most part, fabricated. In the books, Stannis, together with his army and two new hostages…

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