Category: Reviews

REVIEW: Tár (2022)

Tár is not a film that is easily analyzed or critiqued, as it does not ebb and flow with the customary arcs and crescendos of mainstream storytelling. The beautifully chaotic and rousing orchestral soundtrack seems diametrically opposed to the slow build and gradual edification that defines the sto...

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REVIEW: That 90s Show – Season 1

I was alternately looking forward to and dreading That 90s Show. I adore its progenitor, That 70s Show, and the prospect of seeing the characters again does what these nostalgia-bait productions always do: it hits you in a way logic can’t interfere with, a way that supersedes the warning signs of ...

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REVIEW: The Legend of Vox Machina – Season 2, Episodes 4, 5, and 6, “Those Who Walk Away,” “Pass Through Fire,” “Into Rimecleft”

***SPOILERS*** “Those Who Walk Away” begins with a flashback to Vex and Vax escaping a hoard of bandits. In the present, Pike and Cash perform a resurrection ritual, but the Matron of Ravens doesn’t allow it, coming to claim Vex for her own. Vax demands to be taken instead; Vex awa...

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REVIEW: The Bad Batch – Season 2, Episode 5, “Entombed”

***SPOILERS*** “Entombed” finds Omega and Wrecker scavenging parts from a crashed ship. Back at Ord Mantel, Tech takes the piece Wrecker secured but says Omega’s parts are junk. However, Phee identifies one as a compass, and they all head off to find treasure. Within the ancient mo...

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REVIEW: The Last of Us – Season 1, Episode 2, “Infected”

The first episode of HBO’s The Last of Us slotted itself nicely below “just OK.” However, the other shoe has dropped, and the quality has dipped sharply in episode 2, “Infected.” This episode is rife with tropes, clichés, empty character development, meaningless dialogue, and long, drawn-...

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REVIEW: The Owl House – Season 3, Episode 2, “For the Future”

I’ll always be mad at Disney for cutting The Owl House short, whether it was planned for more seasons or just a full, 20-episode season 3. At this point, it’s up to the creators to satisfy fan expectations in less than two hours, tying up plotlines involving two villains and several he...

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