A Few Words About Deadpool 2

I shouldn’t have worried when some critics said Deadpool 2 wasn’t as good as the first one. After all, these are the same people who claim Game Night is hilarious. We are told time and time again that sequels — especially comedies — rarely live up to the original. Must they? All I ask is […]

Star Wars: Last Shot

The release of Solo: A Star Wars Story is almost upon us, and with it comes a batch of reading material to ramp up anticipation for the film. Last Shot by Daniel José Older may not be the best of the canon novels, but I think it’s the most fun. Remember when Star Wars was […]

RBG

Ruth Bader Ginsberg has gone from lawyer to judge to Supreme Court Justice to internet meme. It’s one variation on the American Dream. In RBG, directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen look back at the life of Justice Ginsberg in order to see how she got to this point. And more importantly, why she matters. […]

102 Not Out

First off, 102 Not Out isn’t about cricket. That’s either good or bad, depending on your point of view. It is a comedy, and a rather excellent one. It also has a lot of heart. This was a welcome surprise. I don’t see that as a spoiler, but rather as a selling point. Of the […]

October (2018 film)

The marketing for October claims it’s not a love story; it’s a story about love. The first part is accurate, the second is open to interpretation. October contains elements familiar to anyone whose seen a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, or any YA fiction that is not dystopian-based. Writer Juhi Chaturvedi and director […]

The Death of Stalin

Stalin is dead. Long live Stalin. Not really. He was an asshole. With a title like The Death of Stalin, you cannot be blamed for thinking this is an epic Russian drama. It isn’t. It’s the latest project from Armando Iannucci, who is known for comedies about government wonks. I don’t think The Death of […]

Ready Player One

I read Ready Player One upon release. I liked it. Being a near middle aged white guy, it hit all the nostalgic buttons. Some of the references to computers and computer games went over my head, due to me being a late adaptor. In the run up to the film, everyone on the internet had […]