The CultBox Podcast Roundup – April 2022

Welcome to the CultBox Podcast Roundup for April 2022.  Our favourite podcasts this month in the worlds of film and tv have included, in no particular order… The Two Shot Podcast, S9 Ep20 – Gemma Whelan Craig Parkinson rounds out his ninth season of the brilliant Two Shot Podcast interviews talking to Game of Thrones, … >

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Ray Donovan: The Movie – Showtime drops a trailer

The two-hour movie promises to give fans some closure after the show’s cancellation.  Fans of the Liev Schreiber fronted show Ray Donovan, about the troubled Hollywood fixer, were left bereft when the show was canned after seven seasons. However, there’s something new to look forward to, with a trailer for a follow-up movie, courtesy of … >

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‘River’ finale review: A more than satisfactory resolution

With so many loose strands needing to be tied up, this week’s final episode of River really needed to deliver. Luckily, BBC One’s six-part drama gave us a satisfying story and delivered more than a few shocks along the way. “You are caught in what is called a paradox, my friend. The closer you get … >

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‘River’ Episode 5 review: ‘What the hell was she up to?’

With only two episodes left, River moves all of its plot lines along speedily this week, overlapping the personal and professional relationships of everyone concerned, building anticipation for next week’s finale. Stellan Skarsgard continues to be excellent, and – despite the emotional beats of the script – the scenes where he is at his best … >

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‘River’ episode guide

Stellan Skarsgård (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) leads the cast of River, BBC One’s new six-part drama, as John River, a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind. Nicola Walker (Last Tango In Halifax) and Adeel Akhtar (Utopia) star alongside Skarsgård as Detective Sergeant Jackie ‘Stevie’ Stevenson, River’s … >

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‘River’ Episode 2 review: A beautifully raw performance from Stellan Skarsgard

The second episode of BBC One’s River, having established the main plots in last week’s debut, focuses this week on redemption and relationships, as we see John River (Stellan Skarsgard) say sorry, say goodbye and speak some necessary truths. Thor star Skarsgard continues to be brilliant as the emotionally fragile policeman, haunted by ghosts and … >

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‘River’ Episode 1 review: A beautiful performance by Stellan Skarsgard

BBC One’s River had a lot going for it before it aired, given that it boasted Hollywood star Stellan Skarsgard in its lead role. However, was this just stunt casting? Another example of film stars quietly commuting to television for more character-based work between big superhero movies? Or does the new six-part crime drama offer … >

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