Category: Reviews

REVIEW: News of the World (2020)

I have a strange relationship with the Western genre. The Western had its day in the sun long before I was born. Even later favorites like Unforgiven and Silverado were slightly before my time. I haven’t seen many Westerns, and the ones I have are the obvious choices like The Magnificent Seven...

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REVIEW: WandaVision – Episode 3, “Now in Color”

Last week, I hoped that Marvel’s first Disney+ series wouldn’t fall into a rut and become tedious, but it’s avoiding that danger already. WandaVision episode 3 – which is called “Now in Color,” as they’re finally titling their episodes – is a significant improvement on episode 2, reg...

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REVIEW: Shrek (2001)

Today I’d like to look at one of the most influential animated movies of all time, the original Shrek. Shrek’s popularity spawned a movie franchise, TV specials, video games, toys, and even an entire sub-genre of imitators. However, the movie’s success wasn’t a foregone concl...

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REVIEW: Disenchantment Part 3 (2021)

On Friday, January the 15th, Netflix finally released Part 3 of Disenchantment. Part 1 came out in August 2018, and Part 2 in September 2019. Overall I quite enjoyed Part 1, and it really got me invested in Bean, Elfo, and Luci. Part 2 was a little disappointing, heavy on unfunny jokes, and surprisi...

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REVIEW: Outside The Wire (2021)

This last Friday, Netflix released a new movie called Outside the Wire. This film is set in a near future where the U.S., aided by their Gumps (robotic soldiers), are peacekeepers in the middle of a European civil war. Our introduction to the main character Harp, played by Damson Idris, is well esta...

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REVIEW: WandaVision – Episode 2

Perhaps I jumped the gun a bit when I mentioned Bewitched in the pilot review. WandaVision episode 2 transitions from the 50s to the 60s, with a title sequence that’s a spot-on parody of the seminal magic wife series. But while the series premiere was a fun breath of fresh air, its follow-up h...

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