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

Print it! A Review of The Post

There are several names in Hollywood that demand an immediate degree of respect upon their being intoned. Spielberg. Hanks. And by God, Streep. Imagine a strange bizzaro-universe version of our … Read More

Unforced: A Review of Star Wars – Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

We live in good times for a Star Wars fan. Two years ago we got Disney’s first take on the galaxy far, far away courtesy of JJ Abrams’s The Force … Read More

We All Float Down Here: A Review of IT (2017)

Every year, we get a ton of horror films; very few actually deliver on their promise, and even fewer are the sorts of films that people will be watching years … Read More