Category: Reviews

REVIEW: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power – Season 1, Episode 5, “Partings”

Five episodes into The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and only a single thing is clear: The CIA no longer needs to resort to waterboarding anyone; they merely need to force them to watch this abysmal show, which is tantamount to torture, and no hardened criminal or terrorist will resist divul...

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REVIEW: Andor – Season 1, Episode 3

The first two episodes of Andor have been promising but not amazing, displaying a different look and tone for Star Wars. “Episode 3” is supposed to close out this initial arc, as Cassian meets his official introduction to the Rebellion in Luthen Rael. Let’s have a look. *SPOILERS...

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REVIEW: Andor – Season 1, Episode 2

Andor’s introductory episode wasn’t bad, promising a departure from the uninspired, clichéd approach to shows like Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Book of Boba Fett. Can the series continue with this grounded tone and complex moral spectrum?  In “Episode 2,” Timm snoops on Bix...

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REVIEW: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law – Season 1, Episode 6 “Just Jen”

I didn’t think She-Hulk could get much worse after last week’s disaster, but Jessica Gao and her crack team proved I was selling them short. “Just Jen” takes all of the show’s worst impulses and amplifies them, sapping what little charm may have been in the lead character and dropping her ...

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REVIEW: Andor – Season 1, Episode 1

Andor is a character and a show for which I’ve really been trying to temper my expectations. I didn’t like Rogue One or care much for its characters. The Book of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi were sizable disappointments. I’ve quickly gone from “Star Wars TV is good, at...

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REVIEW: Pearl (2022)

Following Ti West’s lackluster horror film X, the announcement of a rapidly-released sequel seemed a poor idea destined to fail. The recent release of Pearl proved that to be utterly and entirely false. Pearl may be one of the best horror films in many years, focusing on character study an...

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