A Thousand Flappers and Hobbledehoys

not merely superfluous, but ridiculous

Man, I WISH Dead Men Told No Tales

The new Pirates of the Caribbean film is really, really bad, despite a desperate attempt to copy the pretty good original.

26 May 2017 · Leave a comment

Double Feature: Steve Jobs and The Intern

I watched these two films back-to-back, and while the experience is likely not common, it gave me a little to think about regarding what we value in our films.

3 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Darren Aronofsky’s Noah Takes its Liberties Seriously

This revision of the Biblical tale has some important things to say about humanity’s relationship to the environment, even if it makes some striking changes to the tale in order to say it.

21 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Some Disorganized Thoughts on Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue

Michael Chabon’s novel Telegraph Avenue loves vinyl, and it seems to love the novel. But does it love them in the same way? I haven’t finished it yet, so these are just my impressions so far.

15 September 2016 · Leave a comment

My 10 Favorite Films of 2015

It’s that time of year. I go through my favorite 10 films released in 2015, along with some other favorites and disappointments.

31 December 2015 · Leave a comment

Archives: The Real Sicario Was In Our Hearts All Along :O

I left Sicario feeling a little disappointed, even as I had to admit the cinematography and performances were universally great. Denis Villeneuve made me appreciate how difficult it is to … Continue reading

11 October 2015 · Leave a comment

Archives: Foxcatcher Grabs You

When you first start wrestling, one of the first concepts you learn is sparring. You and a wrestler of comparable size circle, take turns practicing basic moves. When the other … Continue reading

5 December 2014 · Leave a comment

Archives: Birdman: An Arthouse Blockbuster

There’s some debate about how much to reveal in a film review, but most people would agree that the first shot is fair game for discussion- you’re not ruining anything … Continue reading

3 December 2014 · Leave a comment

Archives: Co(s)mic Justice: Cruelty and Comeuppance in Dumb and Dumber To

I went into the theater showing Dumb and Dumber To with no small amount of trepidation. Reviews from trusted sources have been universally unkind, mostly building their reactions around the … Continue reading

16 November 2014 · Leave a comment

Archives: Legend of Korra: “Reunion”

That screencap is semi-important. I used it as the article image first because it’s cute, second because the little bit of business between Pabu, Naga, and Korra at the episode’s … Continue reading

15 November 2014 · Leave a comment
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