Soft Shoe: A Review of The World According to Jeff Goldblum S01E01 – “Sneakers”

Everyone’s favorite eccentric uncle takes us on a journey of the weird and esoteric in this new original National Geographic series premiering with the launch of Disney+. There’s something about … Read More

Bounty Hunter: A Review of The Mandalorian S01E01 – “Chapter One”

Today saw the launch of Disney’s new streaming service, called appropriately enough Disney+ (it’s Disney + Pixar + Marvel + Lucasarts, so it all kinda makes sense), and among the … Read More

The Wolf’s Lair: A Review of Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes (originally published in German as Er ist wieder da)

Imagine, if you will, a bright late spring day in Berlin, 2011. A group of young boys play soccer. A few birds sing. Weekend traffic is light and the small … Read More

All Wet: A Review of Aquaman

Aquaman marks the sixth DCEU (DC Extended Universe) movie released since the good people at DC decided to try to emulate the (extremely) successful Marvel kids. While the movies of … Read More

No Hard Stares Here: A Review of Paddington 2

Four years ago, when Paddington came to theaters, I went to see it primarily because I had a four-year-old who was into stuffed animals and cute animations – and I … Read More

Balance: A Review of Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War opens with high expectations. It is, after all, the culmination of events from the previous eighteen films of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) going back to 2008’s … Read More

I Bite: A Review of Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson is a director that is, for some, one to take in small doses. He’s quirky (this may be an understatement), with a voice that is immediately recognizable when … Read More

Level Up: A Review of Ready Player One

I have a couple of confessions to make: 1) I read Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One when it came out seven years ago, and I quite enjoyed it. No, he … Read More

More Than A Game: A Review of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle [2017]

Jumanji [1995] was, in my opinion, one of Robin Williams’ middling efforts. It wasn’t terrible (House of D or License to Wed), nor was it great (Good Morning, Vietnam or … Read More

Never Surrender! A Review of Darkest Hour

I grew up in a very British household. And by British, I mean wholly monarchist, Rule Britannia, and pro-Churchill – the whole shebang. As an adult, I have learned to … Read More