The poor suffer while the one percent parties on The Last Panthers

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“Serpent’s Kiss” should be the defining episode of The Last Panthers, and it almost gets there. Khalil’s off-the-books sting operation, Milan’s liberation of Dragan, and Naomi’s investigation into the diamond heist—three relatively noble enterprises triangulating a new European conquest—are all swallowed up by the…

A coup gone wrong puts the “Last” in The Last Panthers

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Here is where the crime miniseries starts to sound better as a movie. It’s the third episode of six, firmly in rising action territory. Only what’s the action? Naomi investigates the Panthers’ diamond dealer in London but loses the scent, forcing Tom to back the airport. Khalil investigates Les Agnettes against…

The Last Panthers should have watched The Wire

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“White Knight” doesn’t find any life in The Last Panthers, but it does the next best thing: It simulates it. If we can’t experience any relief, at least the characters can. Turns out there’s a world outside the grim and gritty crime drama. Tom isn’t funny, exactly, but he’s having a gay, old time making breakfast for…

Amazon to sponsor Terry Gilliam’s new attempt to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

In what increasingly seems like a piece of decades-long, deeply depressing performance art—or maybe a stunning bit of stealth marketing from whoever gets paid to promote the word “quixotic”—director Terry Gilliam has been working since 1998 to bring an adaptation of Don Quixote to the screen. Now, it’s been announced…

This analysis complicates the “Sean Bean always dies” cliché

Everyone knows that Sean Bean is Hollywood’s dying-est actor, right? But, as this Nerdist blog post presupposes, maybe he isn’t? Yes, the notion that the GoldenEye and Game Of Thrones actor dies in every movie he’s in has long since joined the “Nickelback sucks” realm of completely trite pop culture pseudo-jokes.…

John Hurt says he’ll star in Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote movie, if it ever happens

Barring any more setbacks, Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote really will be shooting soon, and John Hurt will play Don Quixote. “I am doing the Don Quixote film with Terry Gilliam next year,” Hurt told Supajam of his upcoming plans, sounding pretty confident about a film that’s been in the works longer…