“Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!” A Review of Alien: Covenant

About a third of the way through Ridley Scott’s latest addition to the now-creaking Alien saga, Daniels (Alien: Covenant’s Ripley, or what passes nowadays) says, in as close to a … Read More

Beauty Marked: A Review of Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast is a faithful, entertaining, yet deeply flawed live-action remake of the Disney classic that highlights some of the fundamental problems of the original story and introduces … Read More

“If you must blink, do it now.” A Review of Kubo and the Two Strings

2016 was a good year for animated movies. Although the whip-smart Zootopia and rousing Moana dominated the headlines — and not without merit — for me, nothing compares to the … Read More

Hudson’s Last Stand: A Tribute to Bill Paxton

In a final interview before his tragic and sudden death at 61, the fine actor Bill Paxton revealed that he was never one for speaking in front of people, and … Read More