Jordan Peele Proves He Is a Master of Modern Horror with ‘Us’

Jordan Peele Proves He Is a Master of Modern Horror with ‘Us’

It's almost impossible to view this movie in a vacuum, a void in which director Jordan Peele didn't make his directorial debut two years ago with the remarkable Get Out, a movie which garnered a large number of award nominations, going on to win many including the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. That weight [...]

Captain Marvel Review

Captain Marvel Review

CAUTION: I'm going to get into some spoilery territory in this review, so if you don't want to know anything that happens, just skip to the last paragraph.  The history of Captain Marvel goes back quite a ways, as many of Marvel's characters do, but this one in particular is especially complex. It all [...]

The Oscars Should Add a Streaming Film Category

The Oscars Should Add a Streaming Film Category

As a rule, I generally don't watch awards shows. Though I love seeing all the men on the red carpet in their best eveningwear, the silliness that follows which substitutes for entertainment is usually so dumbed down and spread out that I'd rather do something constructive than tune in. The Academy Awards are the most [...]

“Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” and “Fyre Fraud” Comparison

“Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” and “Fyre Fraud” Comparison

Last Tuesday night, as I sat back in the recliner with my paleo freezer dinner, I shuffled through the endless options on Netflix. Suddenly, a short movie displayed on the screen that I'd heard about but still wasn't sure if I cared enough to watch. That movie was Fyre Fraud. Of course I've heard of [...]

“Annihilation” Review

“Annihilation” Review

For those who haven't heard of the Southern Reach trilogy of novels by James VanderMeer, their story is based on the aftereffects of a mysterious object crashing into the Earth. In Annihilation, the first of the trilogy, a group of four women journey into a place called Area X, an expanding area surrounding the impact [...]

“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” Review

“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” Review

It's no secret that I love Black Mirror. Not every episode is a masterpiece like "San Junipero" of course, but most of them contain a certain dystopian cautionary tale that feels uncannily poignant upon first viewing. I'd heard this new episode/movie was in development over the summer and, being a fan of the choose-your-own-adventure books [...]

“Boy” Review

“Boy” Review

My love affair with Taika Waititi movies began with Thor: Ragnarok. Yes, I'm a nerd and I've seen all the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it's no secret that the third Thor outing was as great as it was because of the style that Waititi imparted. The New Zealander's dry wit was something [...]