Category Archives: Reviews

Top 10 Girls Episodes

Love it or hate it, Girls‘s space in the TV-sphere for the last six years left a mark. Great shows like Broad City, Looking, and Search Party owe a lot to Lena Dunham’s series, divisive as it

A Quiet Passion Review: Sticking to the Classics

A Quiet Passion is so unapologetically an old-fashioned biopic. When this genre is parodied, the easiest cliches to take jabs at are all present aplenty in Terence Davies’ aptly subdued portrait of

The Fate of the Furious Review: Cars, Espionage, and Family

This is the eighth Fast and the Furious movie. It features a submarine chasing the heroes on ice while they’re driving their colorful muscle cars. It also involves a cyberterrorist hacking a

Their Finest Review: Routine Feel-Good Fare That Eventually Rewards Patient Viewers

For most of its runtime, Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest plays like a harmlessly conventional feel-good story of a female screenwriter making her voice heard during World War II. Through this period, the film is

Ghost in the Shell Review: A Lifeless, Robotic, Disrespectful Take On a Classic

Rupert Sanders’ Ghost in the Shell might just be one of the most thoughtless remakes of all time. Between blatant whitewashing, an empty script, and lackluster action, this film doesn’t deserve any

Prevenge Review: The Darkness Inside

Blacker than black comedy has its drawbacks, but Prevenge could become a cult classic for the subgenre. That’s entirely because of Alice Lowe. Writing, directing, and starring in the film, she is Prevenge. The unique

Power Rangers Review: Go, Go Take Yourself Less Seriously

The reboot of the popular 90s children’s show can’t decide between the campy fun of its source material or the gritty action of current blockbuster fare and, in the end, fails to make

The Devil’s Candy Review: A Somehow Boring Mash-Up

For an occult horror film specifically made for metalheads, The Devil’s Candy sure is boring. That’s mostly because director Sean Byrne doesn’t fully embrace the culture of either, nor the connections between the two

Beauty and the Beast Review: It Was Corporate Greed Killed the Beast

On top of Marvel and Star Wars, Disney’s least inventive way of taking all our money is remaking their own animated classics into live-action films that are marketed as both nostalgia and

Kong: Skull Island Review: Exceedingly Silly, Monstrously Fun

Kong: Skull Island is insane. Expeditions going awry on tropical islands is hardly a fresh premise (the last time it was might have been was 1933), but director Jordan Vogt-Roberts’s gargantuan monster