Self-Portrait on Film – Review of “Val”

Poster Art for the film "Val". Source One of the reasons I enjoy documentaries so much is that they are often filtered through the lens of the filmmaker. What the filmmaker chooses to focus on is how the story is built. There’s a saying I’m rather fond of from Joshua Halberstam: “If you want to … Continue reading Self-Portrait on Film – Review of “Val”

Missing the Punch – Review of “The Little Things”

Noir and Neo-Noir are among my favorite genres of fiction. Steeped in cynicism and moral ambiguity, noir stories are almost always based in character studies wrapped in crime fiction. The film The Little Things, starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto, tries to stick the landing but fails to fully utilize the genre to … Continue reading Missing the Punch – Review of “The Little Things”

Resurrection in a Fallen World – Cinema Review of “Robocop”

Poster Art for "Robocop". Source I’m an unabashed geek. If you review any of the essays and reviews on this site, that should be plainly obvious. As the title of this essay suggest, I’m looking at Robocop, one of the gems of 1980s science fiction. A film that epitomizes the phrase “dark satire”, Robocop (and … Continue reading Resurrection in a Fallen World – Cinema Review of “Robocop”

Reality Bends – A Review of Philip K. Dick’s “A Scanner Darkly”

First Edition Cover for "A Scanner Darkly". Source      When one reads any story written by Philip K. Dick, one expects certain themes and situations to appear. An example would be the question: What constitutes reality? In A Scanner Darkly, Dick uses drug culture and the often-debilitating effects of drug abuse to take the reader … Continue reading Reality Bends – A Review of Philip K. Dick’s “A Scanner Darkly”

Review of “The Mandalorian” Season 2, Episode 1 “The Marshal”

Source It’s that time of year again where we can all forget about the drudgery and disappointment of the Sequel Trilogy and bask in the glow of “The Mandalorian”. I’m a die-hard “Star Wars” fan and have been since I was six years old and watched “A New Hope” for the first time. The first … Continue reading Review of “The Mandalorian” Season 2, Episode 1 “The Marshal”

“The Boys” Season 2 Review

"The Boys" only available on Amazon Primehttps://www.amazon.com/gp/video/primesignup?ref_=assoc_tag_ph_1402131641212&_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=pf4&tag=kingscrier-20&linkId=d60fbbc2c5c11a8439ec0a61181d6450 I love comic books. It’s been a passion of mine since I was a kid and my mom first introduced me to them. I grew up on X-Men, Black Panther, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, The Avengers, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, all of the classics. And then the … Continue reading “The Boys” Season 2 Review