Bad Times at The El Royale Review

Let’s talk about Drew Goddard. Goddard’s been working in the film and TV business for over 15 years but is far from a household name. He got his start when he was brought on as a writer for the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, being at least a co-writer on two of the…

Venom “Review”

I keep trying to write a genuine review for this movie but am having the hardest time. Partially because this movie does not really earn any real critique or discussion. Partially because the review over at Birth Movies Death does a much better job of discussing what doesn’t work and what does (mostly unintentionally) work…

Mission Impossible: Fallout Review

Mission: Impossible is the best operating franchise, and it is not particularly close. If Star Wars was only doing the episodic Skywalker Saga, and if the prequels didn't exist, then maybe the debate would be a bit more interesting, but with Rogue One  and Solo not quite living up to what that franchise should be (or, if it's the other way…

Sorry To Bother You Review

Upon its release, Sorry To Bother You has been described by several major review sources (including The BBC and The Guardian) as this year’s Get Out. Sorry To Bother You is not this year’s Get Out. Yes, both films are biting satires, one utilizing the horror genre to expose the subtle and not-so-subtle ways that…

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again Review

In 2008, two of the five worldwide highest grossing movies of the year came out on the same date in July (the 18th, to be exact). Coming in at number one that year, The Dark Knight, arguably changed the movie world for good. Maybe not for the better, but the effect it had certainly seems…

Incredibles 2

Pixar can play my tear ducts like a fiddle. I mean, to be fair, most forms of media can play me like a fiddle. I’m very much a person who wears my heart on my sleeve, and tend to cry at films. But Pixar has a way to get at me on a consistent basis.…

Hereditary Review

After the death of her mother, a woman and her family begin to experience some deeply unsettling things in their lives, very little of which is easy to watch. When I went into this movie, I knew that I had to go in expecting the unexpected. I had been told by Twitter film critics that…

Deadpool 2 Review

Everyone's favorite Ryan Reynolds superhero has to fight nobody's favorite Josh Brolin Marvel villain in order to protect the kid from Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which is a task that all of us should take on in our daily lives. So I'm going to be upfront about this. I liked this movie as I sat in…

Solo Review

Taking place years before his introduction in the original film, Solo introduces us to the film's title character as he begins his smuggling career, meeting Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian along the way. This movie is better than I expected. Even from the start, I was not excited by the idea of this movie. I didn't understand…

Avengers Infinity War Spoiler Review

Six years after he was initially teased in the mid-credits scene for The Avengers, Thanos finally arrives in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in active pursuit of the six infinity stones which, when paired with his gauntlet, will allow him to destroy half the universe's population with the snap of a finger. It is up to 18-films' worth…