Killjoys Season 5 Episode 6: ‘Three Mutineers’ Review

[Header Image: Luke Macfarlane as D’avin Jaqobis, Aaron Ashmore as John Jaqobis, and Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch | Syfy/Space]

The closer we get to the end of this final season the more emotional I get. We’re more than halfway through at this point so I’m pretty confident that every review is probably going to involve me gushing over how good Killjoys is because every episode so far in season five has been satisfying to some degree. This one was no different.

Last week, the prison ship was taken over by some of the inmates, Aneela finally returned to us, and Gared was approached by Khlyen and we pick up all of those things in this episode.

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Killjoys Season 5 Episode 5: ‘A Bout, a Girl’ Review

[Header: Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch, Aaron Ashmore as John Jaqobis, and Luke Macfarlane as D’avin Jaqobis | Syfy/Space]

We are officially at the halfway mark of this season and I’ll admit, I am holding my breath a little bit. So far, this final season has been really wonderful. It’s managed to give me a lot of great things but it is also still stressing me out. There’s so much that needs to be dealt with before the end of the season and I know that will be in some way, shape, or form but waiting for it is the hard part.

Take Johnny and Dutch, for example. Their friendship is so important and beautifully shown throughout the entirety of Killjoys. I even said in my review for last week’s episode that I understood what was going on between them and why Johnny was reacting the way that he is and I still do. I trust that the writers know how important their friendship is and it shouldn’t be ruined by any type of romantic feelings. However, while these are things I do understand, it’s stressful waiting for them to finally be their old selves around one another.

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5 Directorial Debuts That Everyone Should See

A while back I created a list on letterboxd of my favourite directorial debuts. The only requirement I had, is that the movie had to be the director’s first feature-length movie and over time, as I’ve been compiling the list together, I realised how many movies there were that really grasped my attention.

I have chosen five of them to recommend to you, however, there are also three honourary mentions as an added bonus. There will be a little plot description as well as my spoiler-free opinion with each movie. All of these stood out to me in some way, shape, or form so I hope they do for you as well. If you have any favourite (feature-length) directorial debuts then please feel free to send those recommendations my way.

So, without further ado, let’s get onto the list!

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The Circus (1928) | Classic Review [Spoiler Free]

[Header Image: Merna Kennedy and Charlie Chaplin]

Strangely enough, I actually grew up with Charlie Chaplin in my life to some degree but I never really paid that much attention to his work. In my review for Seventh Heaven, I mentioned wanting to watch as many Academy Award nominated movies as possible which is how I found myself watching The Circus.

For anyone unaware, it is a silent film that follows a tramp (Charlie Chaplin) who finds work at the circus where he meets and falls in love with the circus owner’s daughter (Merna Kennedy). The Circus was nominated for best picture, best director, best actor, and best writing at the first Academy Awards however, those nominations are actually no longer officially listed. That being said, Charlie Chaplin did receive an honorary/special award for writing, acting, directing, and producing which does make sense because it’s not hard to imagine that The Circus might have won in any of its categories.

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Seventh Heaven (1927) | Classic Review [Spoiler Free]

[Header Image: Charles Farrell as Chico and Janet Gaynor as Diane]

Not bad, eh? I work in the sewer – but I live near the stars!

So, a little while back I toyed with the idea of watching every movie nominated for Best Picture which turned into me wanting to watch every movie nominated for any kind of Academy Award award. I really don’t plan to do anything other than keep track of what nominees I’ve seen via a letterboxd list I made and to potentially write a few reviews here and there like this one. It’s because of this random idea I had that I came across Seventh Heaven and I’m so glad that I did.

For anyone who doesn’t know, Seventh Heaven is a silent film that follows a sewer worker, Chico (Charles Farrell) who saves young woman, Diane (Janet Gaynor), and the pair fall in love before war eventually intervenes. It sounds like such a simple premiss, right? It is but as I said before, I’m so incredibly happy that I came across this movie because it is genuinely so good.

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Killjoys Season 5 Episode 4: ‘Ship Outta Luck’ Review

[Header Image: Luke Macfarlane as D’avin Jaqobis, Aaron Ashmore as John Jaqobis, and Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch | Syfy/Space]

We pick up pretty much where we left off last week, with Team Awesome Force arriving at a high-security prison. The sequence of Johnny and D’avin being questioned at the prison was really great, especially with Johnny trying to prove that he’s a Killjoy. It was interesting that they all got split up. Dutch and D’avin are in a bit of a predicament considering there’s not much they can do right off the bat but Johnny wastes no time in getting stuff done. And let me tell you, when Lucy’s voice came through, I screamed. I was not expecting to hear from her again so soon (if we ever did). Now, I know it’s technically not our Lucy but still, it’s a step in the right direction and it was really funny to hear this new version call him Sean by accident. I really hope we get her back properly at some point but even a new Lucy is better than no Lucy.

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