Better in Some Respects – Review of “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”

Poster Art for "Zack Snyder's Justice League". Source Well, let’s unpack this monstrosity of a film, shall we? Born from a largely online campaign and the dearth of prospects for theatrical releases, Warner Bros. decided to give Zack Snyder a chance to recut his version of Justice League, the crossover film that was released back … Continue reading Better in Some Respects – Review of “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”

Finding a New Hero – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode One “New World Order”

The Falcon and The Winter Solider poster art. Source It’s that time again and there’s a new Marvel show to watch on Disney Plus. “New World Order”, the first episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, places the audience six months after the events of Avengers: Endgame, with Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes both … Continue reading Finding a New Hero – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode One “New World Order”

The Lodge of Adam – Review of “Lovecraft Country” Episode Two “Whitey’s on the Moon”

Picking up from my last review on Lovecraft Country, episode two “Whitey’s on the Moon” examines the Braithwhite Lodge, its residents, and the village near it along with the central mystery that started the series in the first episode. Tragedy, power dynamics, and the question of lineage all come in to play in an episode … Continue reading The Lodge of Adam – Review of “Lovecraft Country” Episode Two “Whitey’s on the Moon”

When Night Falls – Review of Episode One “Sundown” of “Lovecraft Country”

It says something deeply troubling about how American History is taught in public schools that entertainment such HBO’s Watchmen and Lovecraft Country are the main means for exploring the darkest times in America. I say this because I didn’t learn any of the history used as the backdrop of these fictional stories. My hat’s off … Continue reading When Night Falls – Review of Episode One “Sundown” of “Lovecraft Country”

The Final Stage of Grief – Review of “WandaVision” Episode 9 “The Series Finale”

The final stage of grief is acceptance and it’s the one that most of us have the most difficulty reaching. All of us have lost someone we love, someone who helped define us and make us the person we are today. Getting to the point of accepting they are no longer going to be with … Continue reading The Final Stage of Grief – Review of “WandaVision” Episode 9 “The Series Finale”

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”