Ready Player One

Hey there, it’s me. I’m alive! I’m just having trouble motivating myself to write movie reviews, especially when the films are such snores. What I am doing is a) preparing to move once again (it’s been real, Chicago) and b) writing Arthurian fiction (getting Book 2 out, which lays all of my existential pondering across…

The Cloverfield Paradox

So here’s that movie, the one where the trailer debuted during the superbowl, and the full movie was live on Netflix immediately after, making it out to be some kind of “event.” Then it got awful reviews everywhere, making the real story how Paramount ditched their shit film and how dumb Netflix got suckered into…

The Shape of Water

I just don’t really respond to the work of Guillermo Del Toro. There was some bit of mood-over-story issue that made me hate Pan’s Labyrinth (can’t remember what it was now) and the two Hellboy films are absolute garbage, as are Pacific Rim and let’s not overlook the godawful Crimson Peak. That last film made…

The Last Jedi: Second Viewing

Hey, it’s me! I’m alive, though you may not have been able to tell. Just here, desperately looking for a job. That old Maslow’s basic needs hierarchy is keeping YOU from enjoying movie reviews. But certain social issues must be addressed, such as whether Last Jedi is good or bad. Sure, I’ve seen Call Me…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Well, once more a movie I wanted to like and expected to like. The only Rian Johnson movie I have seen is Looper, which I thought was good science fiction, which is exactly what I hoped for from this one, and was excited about the direction he might take this film. I had no problem…

Justice League

I don’t like the work of Zack Snyder. I am consistently amazed that Warner Bros keeps going back to him for its DC superhero films when no one likes them. And despite the amount of feedback they get to do something different, they keep hiring Snyder and he keeps making the exact same movie. Then,…