Category Archives: Film Reviews

Justice League – Bloated and Tonally Schizophrenic

Justice League has problems. That’s a statement that will surprise no one. If you’ve seen DC’s previous offerings, or basically any film by Zack Snyder, then you probably knew before you even sat down in the theater that the movie you … Continue reading

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Thor: Ragnarok – Guardians of the Galaxy Starring Thor

Every time I talk about Marvel I can’t help but mention the dramatic tonal shift that the MCU has undergone since its inception. When you consider that 2008’s Iron Man firmly positioned it’s lead character within the modern day sociopolitical landscape … Continue reading

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Blade Runner 2049 – A Worthy Successor

My nerd cred is generally quite good when it comes to seeing films widely considered to be part of Sci-Fi canon, but I must admit that the original Blade Runner managed to slip by me for most of my life. Thank goodness Blade … Continue reading

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Valerian – The Most Dazzling Film Since Avatar

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a visual delight held back by a needlessly convoluted plot and periodic lapses in internal logic. The sheer volume of creativity on display in this film makes me desperately want to forgive … Continue reading

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Dunkirk – Austere and Intense

Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite directors. I love the way his films are never straight-forward narratives. He writes puzzles that slowly solve themselves before your eyes, allowing you to wonder how the pieces fit together as he guides … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: Homecoming – Marvel at Their Best

There’s something to be said for the experience of a Thursday night screening. There’s the last minute scramble to get decent seats and the delicious sense of breaking the rules that comes with getting to see something before it technically … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman – Entertaining, but Forgettable

I’m starting to think that DC’s business model this entire time was just to churn out enough duds that we’d be happy when they finally made something mediocre. Now the rest of the franchise can just maintain the same baseline … Continue reading

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