Annihilation Review: Alex Garland Hits the Root of Sci-Fi With This Challenging Mindtrip

Great science fiction rarely requires a viable explanation. All-time classics like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien, Children of Men, and others left it to the audience to put their garbled (or, in

Homeland: “Rebel Rebel” Season 7 Episode 2 Review

“I’m CIA, motherfucker!”

Star Wars Rebels: “Jedi Night / Dume” Season 4 Episodes 8 & 9 Review

For anyone paying attention, the big spoiler in Star Wars Rebels‘ mid-season premiere barely feels like a surprise. With Hera and Chopper confirmed to survive through Rogue One and Ezra being the lead, as

The Party Review: Soft Political Musings in a Hard Political Time

Just about every character in Sally Potter’s The Party labels themselves with an -ist suffix of their choosing; an idealist, a feminist, a realist, a materialist, an atheist, etc. It’s part of

Ranking the Films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Black Panther‘s release this past week marks the continuation of Marvel’s “Phase Three” (I like to think of the “phases” as seasons of the most expensive TV show ever made). Since 2008,

Black Panther Review: Royalty Faces Modern Issues (in a Superhero Movie)

My favorite moment in the theater for Black Panther came in the middle of the credits. The black woman sitting next to me in my sold out theater leaned over to me

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Season 2 Episode 5 Review

Still falling back in time, The Assassination of Gianni Versace keeps a firm focus on putting a microscope on various queer lives, with the aptly titled “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” putting the spotlight on

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: “House by the Lake” Season 2 Episode 4 Review

The unspooling of Andrew Cunanan’s killing spree has slowly become the most thrilling thing on television right now, solidified by the all-around excellent “House by the Lake.” With so many larger than

Homeland: “Enemy of the State” Season 7 Premiere Review

Has any series of the golden age of television had a longer, stranger path than Homeland? I personally feel like I’ve been tuning into Carrie Mathison’s espionage adventures for 12 weeks every year

The Cloverfield Paradox Review: This Surprising Series Loses its Mysterious Bite

J.J. Abrams has always leaned a little too hard on keeping his mysteries intact. The lead up to Star Trek Into Darkness forced a lot of blatant lying to the press and