13th: MOVIE REVIEW

Ava DuVernay made a surprise movie this year. The acclaimed filmmaker (who should be “Academy Award-nominated director” after her beautiful 2014 film Selma) has made a movie so powerful, so infuriating, and so important that I had a hard time sleeping last night after seeing the film because it resonated with me that much. That film…

‘Bloodline’ Season Two: TELEVISION REVIEW

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the new season of Netflix’s underrated drama Bloodline ever since the premiere season last spring. While the show was a little slower and not as fast-paced as the other big Netflix drama House of Cards, I felt that what made Bloodline a solid television show was its fascinating characters, its equally…

House of Cards Season 4: TV REVIEW/SPOILERS

House of Cards is an interesting beast. Ever since the show has been airing (or streaming) on Netflix, I’ve always put up a review of the recent season since it gets clicks/coverage, and also because I’m a fan of the show. I thought the first two seasons of the show were brilliant and twisty, and…

Bloodline: Television Review

  It was nice timing that I ended all my SXSW shenanigans on Thursday night, as I had all weekend to watch Bloodline, the new series from Netflix that I’d been really looking forward to. Along with the terrific cast in the series, it’s also from the creative team of Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler and Daniel…

House of Cards: Season 3 Television Review (MAJOR SPOILERS)

  (NOTE: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE PAST SEASONS OF HOUSE OF CARDS AND SEASON 3. IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED YET, PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK, OR JUST GO TO THE LINK BELOW THIS NOTE FOR THE NON-SPOILER REVIEW) movietalkwithjakesalinas.com/2015/03/01/house-of-cards-season-3-television-review-spoiler-free/ It’s nearly been a week since Netflix released Season 3 of House of…