Photo credit: Paramount As a thriller, this is vastly superior to A Quiet Place in nearly every way. There is a palpable tension in every single minute of the movie's runtime, with director John Krasinski milking the dread of uncomfortable silence and the chaos of startling noise for all their worth, even if it does … Continue reading “A Quiet Place Part II” Review
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“Mortal Kombat” Review
Photo credit: Warner Bros. This is far from a good movie, but you probably aren't expecting (or even demanding) one from an adaptation of a video game known for violent fatalities. The movie is aware of this, too, as its characters serve largely as action figures for a 'plot' that exists purely to reach the … Continue reading “Mortal Kombat” Review
“WandaVision”: Complete Series Review
Photo credit: Disney WandaVision ultimately has me pretty torn. I was this show's biggest proponent for most of its season, holding it up as proof that Marvel was unafraid to branch out and tell character-driven stories in a creative way. This partly holds true; WandaVision certainly does a great job of fleshing out Wanda and … Continue reading “WandaVision”: Complete Series Review
Photo credit: FOX Searchlight When Nomadland wins Best Picture next month, a bunch of people are going to watch it the following weekend and complain that nothing happens in its two-hour runtime. In a way, they're right; you watch characters poop in buckets, look at the sky, eat in their vans, and gather together around … Continue reading “Nomadland” Review
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