4.5 out of 5 stars.
In the flurry of news about all the world's terribleness, let's not forget that there are still examples of beauty and love to be enjoyed. One such example is a gorgeous animated film called The Breadwinner, directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, based on the children's novel by Deborah Ellis.Read More
“Painful,” “Stupid,” “Consistently Embarrassing to Watch”: Yup, It’s a Justice League Review Roundup!
The reviews are in and they're not great. Even when they're positive, they're somehow still not great.Read More
After the amazing critically acclaimed success of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, it was no surprise that more of Atwood's works would be getting the streaming service treatment. Netflix decided to get their piece of the pie with Alias Grace, a historical fiction novel based on true events about one of Canada's most infamous alleged murderers, Grace Marks.Read More
Combining earnest teenage angst and mysterious supervillain plots with some frothy intrigue for the parents, Hulu and Marvel's Runaways show is a pretty awesome adaptation - but it's definitely its own beast.Read More
Spoiler-Free Review: Stranger Things Grows and Changes in Season Two, But It’s Still Got All the Same Heart
The good news is that Stranger Things 2 is still pretty awesome. What flaws it has are rather similar to those of the first season, and while the plotting can feel too easy or slow, the characters' surprising growth and touching relationships more than compensate.Read More
4 out of 5 stars.
From its baldly preposterous plot to director Taika Waititi's signature humor, Thor: Ragnarok has way more character than any corporate, third-in-a-series superhero movie has the right to. It's as funny as it is messy.Read More
The thriller starring Michael Fassbender as a person named Detective Harry Hole chasing a killer who loves making snowmen or something is getting scorchingly critical reviews.Read More
At the Hulu/Marvel Runaways panel at NYCC, anticipation was high—and fans' long wait was rewarded when we got to meet the cast and watch the pilot episode. The next day, I spoke with Runaways' cast and creators to learn more secrets of the show.Read More
4 out of 5 stars.
At a time when we're inundated with a seemingly endless barrage of mediocre sequels and reboots, Blade Runner 2049 felt like an idea doomed to disappoint. Surely, in following up such an iconic, landmark film, it would have to sacrifice something, right? The tone? The giant scope? The philosophical underbelly? A compelling story? As it turns out, the sequel lives up to its predecessor in all these ways and also manages to stand on its own.Read More
Also the classism. And the lowkey misogyny. And...
The series revolves around Kaz Kaan, an exorcist and member of the “neo riche,” as he battles very relatable concerns like purchasing a tuxedo that’s slightly the wrong shade and having to clear out a dead relative’s house in the Hamptons. Some have defended the series as satire, some have embraced it as camp, and some have settled in to watch the garbage fire secondhand.Read More
4 out of 5 orange velvet suits.
In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our British heroes find themselves fighting alongside their American counterparts, and the resulting film is American-sized—that is, super-sized: everything here is bigger, louder, brasher, more political, more expensive, more violent. And if you were a fan of the original Kingsman, you know that this is a tall order to fill. The movie never flinches, though you might.Read More
Review: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women a Breathless Depiction of How An Icon Was Born of Deep Love
4.5 out of 5 stars.
Diana of Themyscira is all about love, strength, and hope. It makes sense, then, that the person—nay, the people—responsible for her existence had a relationship that required more than the usual amount of strength and hope to survive, and that the love of three people was needed to create this one, iconic superheroine. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women gives us a beautiful and fascinating look at that relationship.Read More
Reviews are rolling in for the new adaptation of Stephen King's It, and while you could not pay me enough money to sit through this film, by all accounts this one is a creepy clown triumph.Read More
You may have noticed that I'm a huge fan of The CW's Supergirl. So, trust me when I tell you that, as a fan, Supergirl Season 2 on Blu-ray, available now, is a totally worthwhile investment.Read More
The video game Overwatch, which I have never played but hear about every day from half of my friend group and most of Tumblr, has some brand new fun in the sun skins for their Summer Games event! Let's take a look. I have no idea what's happening.Read More
4 out of 5 stars.
They say that art imitates life, and at times of sociopolitical turmoil, art tends to take on a more dour, intense tone. Right now, there's Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit, a film that takes place in 1960s Michigan, but feels all-too-relevant to the present moment.Read More
The Emoji Movie's opening means we get to roll around in a whole mess of deliciously scathing reviews.Read More
Dunkirk is receiving all kinds of accolades, with critics calling it one of the best war films ever made and director Christopher Nolan's finest film. These are tall orders, so let's dive deeper, shall we?Read More
3.5 out of 5 tangled webs.
If you love Spider-Man or have a small child, oh boy, do I have good news for you. For the rest of us, Spider-Man: Homecoming can be light-hearted and enjoyable, but it probably won't knock your socks off.Read More
There are a lot of hopes and dreams that have been pinned on Wonder Woman, practically since its announcement, or maybe much longer. Somehow, the movie manages not to disappointRead More