Review of Dune: Part Two – A More Diversive Angle

Dune: Part Two filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, in my opinion, is the type who likes to bite off more than he can theoretically chew with his projects. This makes him a director whose work I respect more than I enjoy – things like Arrival and the first Dune film are impeccably made, but they work more […]

Avatar: The Last Airbender Review – Restoring the Balance

It’s nearly impossible to see Netflix’s new live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender outside the shadow of its predecessors — both the wildly successful animated series that spawned a beloved franchise and M. Night Shyamalan’s terrifying big-screen adaptation. Can another live-action adaptation avoid the film’s pitfalls, even if it relies on child actors? Conversely, […]

Review of Madame Web – Marvel’s first slasher

Madame Web is in an awkward position because, after 15 years of cultural dominance by the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, we probably have a pretty good idea of ​​what constitutes a “good” Marvel movie. Specifically, it should cost $200 million or more, and it looks great thanks to the relentless CGI and the stars. But […]

Review of The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live – Back to the original quest

Of the three Walking Dead spinoffs coming after the original series ends in 2022, The Ones Who Live was certainly the most hyped, and it’s easy to see why. Finally, it’s “One with Rick and Michonne.” While Maggie and Negan and Daryl Dixon’s simply-titled City of the Dead each had their own conceptual points, this […]

Review of Shōgun – Game Of Ronin

Ever since Game of Thrones ended in 2019, I’ve been itching for some massive medieval political intrigue. FX’s adaptation of Shogun, James Clavell’s 1975 novel, delivers exactly what I’ve been craving. It expands its perspective on the original story, which follows a fictionalized version of the adventures of the first Englishman to arrive in Japan, […]

Halo Season 2 Review – New But Not Improved

Halo Season 2 exists in this strange limbo, seemingly unwilling to address the two big themes of Season 1 – the boss being possibly possessed by Cortana and also possessing ancient Halo magical DNA – and instead replacing them with a seemingly new mystery. he does. I have no meaningful understanding after watching the first […]

Review of Mr. and Mrs. Smith – Relationship in Hard Mode

Relationships are hard. They require communication, honesty with yourself and your partner, long-lasting chemistry, and most importantly, not shooting each other. That’s generally true, but at the core of Prime Video’s new series, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, starring Donald Glover and Maya Erskine. This series is based on the film of the same name by […]

Review of Echo (Episodes 1-3): Just another Marvel thing

This is one of the weirdest reviews I’ve written in my career, for a myriad of reasons. There’s the fact that Echo kind of ends up being a signpost for the post-MCU era, which is pretty ridiculous considering the main character is just a cool deaf villain from the Hawkeye series with no connection. That […]

Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom Review – A better ending than the DCEU deserves

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is a film that seems to have a lot of baggage, whether it’s the last film in the DC universe to feature Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, conflicting reports about which Batman will appear, rumors of Amber Heard Relationship drama with Johnny Depp eventually pushed her to the brink, etc. […]

Napoleon Review – Ridley Scott does it again

Napoleon is a lot of fun to watch alongside Ridley Scott’s most famous historical epic, the Best Picture winner Gladiator. While Gladiator is more or less just an incredibly well-made prestige film that hits all the right notes by traditional standards for that type of film, Scott does something very different with his latter-day epics. […]