Walk Through Memory Lane – Review of “Previously On”, episode 8 of “WandaVision”

What would any of us do when faced with a lifetime of trauma and the power to do something about it? For me, that is the central question behind “Previously On”, the eighth episode of WandaVision. By reliving some of the more traumatic elements of Wanda’s life up to the creation of the Hex, we … Continue reading Walk Through Memory Lane – Review of “Previously On”, episode 8 of “WandaVision”

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”

Witchy Wham Episode – Review of “WandaVision” Episode 7 “Breaking The Fourth Wall”

The more questions that are answered, newer questions are presented. And this episode dropped some serious bombs on us. “Breaking the Fourth Wall”, episode seven of WandaVision, provides some reveals while also setting up the final two episodes and the further revelations those will undoubtedly provide. But it also shows us what happens when grief … Continue reading Witchy Wham Episode – Review of “WandaVision” Episode 7 “Breaking The Fourth Wall”

Reconciling Truth with Fandom – An Essay

So many problems in hindsight. Source We live in a day and age where truth is valued more than any other commodity. The truths we hear about peoples’ lived experiences should make us question our views and where we stand on subjects. For me, this has been happening with some of the shows and media … Continue reading Reconciling Truth with Fandom – An Essay

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”

The Dead Are Living and The Living Are Dead – Review of “Wandavision” Episode 6, “All-New Halloween Spooktacular”

Halloween. The one time of the year where it’s perfectly acceptable (and encouraged) to think about the dead and the living. Or the living dead. Or in the case of Westview, the “dead” living. Some deeply troubling visions of what is happening in the Anomaly are brought to the forefront in this episode. And more … Continue reading The Dead Are Living and The Living Are Dead – Review of “Wandavision” Episode 6, “All-New Halloween Spooktacular”

The Cracks Begin to Show – Review of “WandaVision” Episode 5 “On A Very Special Episode”

And just when I thought things couldn’t get any weirder in Westview. Episode 5 “On A Very Special Episode” had some wonderful weird moments but the curveball at the very end still has me wondering what exactly Kevin Feige and the creative minds at Marvel Studios are cooking up. It could either turn out to … Continue reading The Cracks Begin to Show – Review of “WandaVision” Episode 5 “On A Very Special Episode”

Mysteries Revealed and Deepen – Episode 4 of “WandaVision”

Someone please sit J.J. Abrams down to watch the first four episodes of “WandaVision”. Because this is how you build a mystery and then provide some answers while providing new questions for the audience to chew on. “We Interrupt This Program” provides some of the answers to the mysterious goings of the first three episodes, … Continue reading Mysteries Revealed and Deepen – Episode 4 of “WandaVision”

Point of No Return – Retrospective on Season 3 of “Babylon 5”

To say that Season 3 of “Babylon 5” had some big moments is an understatement. This is the season that the story has been leading up to in the first two seasons. The arrival of The Shadows, the War that follows, and the trials the characters experience that move them from the relative safety of … Continue reading Point of No Return – Retrospective on Season 3 of “Babylon 5”

Weirdness in Westview – Review of “Now In Color”, “WandaVision” Episode 3

Three episodes in to the “WandaVision” miniseries and I’m still as deeply intrigued by this show as I was last week. I’ve never been a big fan of sitcoms, mainly because they tend to focus on what I find to be the worst kind of comedy: awkward interactions, absurd situations populated by absurd people, and … Continue reading Weirdness in Westview – Review of “Now In Color”, “WandaVision” Episode 3