Night Shyamalan is back, sans any gimmicky plot twists, and his name is John Krasinski. Famous for playing affable Jim Halpert on The Office, Krasinski might not seem like a likely choice to direct a horror film, but with A Quiet Place he proves that he’s well-suited for the job. It’s only April, but I […]
I just want to drive off the road, but in a good way.
Everybody wants to belong.
And just maybe made a masterpiece.
Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin is a nasty little film. I am intentionally using the word “nasty” here and not throwing it around like our current president did when referring to former Secretary Clinton. The dictionary definition of nasty is: “highly unpleasant, especially to the senses; physically nauseating or behaving in an unpleasant or […]
Raoul Peck directed one of the best movies of 2017 in I Am Not Your Negro, his documentary about the titanic writer James Baldwin. Compared with that film, The Young Karl Marx seems on the surface like an ornate costume drama of deep intrigue. Mostly it succeeds at that, but the compression of time during […]
Let me just warn you: this review is going to be very unpopular. I have been a gay man all my life. And by that I mean ALL my life. My earliest memories are of attractions to and curiosities about the male of the species. I was gay at three when I looked forward to […]
The fact that I’ve never played a single video game in my life but know who Lara Croft is (and can immediately picture her various iterations) is indicative of her popularity as a pop culture icon. She was first introduced in 1996 as a character in the video game Tomb Raider, and has since been […]
And a final farewell to Anton Yelchin
Ava DuVernay’s 100 Million dollar movie is uneven but undeniably satisfying.