Captain Marvel: A Charming MCU Prequel | Review

Carol Danvers enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe with an uneven but mostly solid origin story, which also happens to be a quasi-origin story for Nick Fury, too. STORY It's the mid-1990s, and in another corner of...

True Detective Season 3 | A Post-Mortem

The third season of HBO's "True Detective" ended with a relative whimper compared to how thunderously it came out of the gate. Granted, this season was the first time since the show's 2014 debut...

Metro Exodus | Review

Up until now, the Metro series (Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light) has been about limitation. After nuclear holocaust left the surface of the Earth an irradiated wasteland, civilization went underground. The Metro, the public...

“Alita: Battle Angel” | Review

Let's not lie to ourselves. No matter where you fall on the spectrum of reactions to Alita: Battle Angel, the list of names associated with the movie is dumbfounding. The film is star-studded, in...

Princes All | ‘Young Justice: Outsiders’ Recap

Season 3 | Episode 1 | 'Princes All' | Aired January 4, 2019 Young Justice: Outsiders is a good show, but I feel uncomfortable calling it a third season of the original Young Justice. The...

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ conjures rousing dark magic | Review

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald finds the Potter prequel series on firmer footing. With character introductions out of the way, the film hits the ground running and tells a surprisingly timely tale of...

‘Hunter Killer’ offers decent action but not much else | Review

The latest in a seemingly endless line of low-budget, Gerard Butler-starring action movies, Hunter Killer offers perfunctory entertainment but never comes within shouting distance of the best submarine-centric movies out there.A United States submarine...

The Shape of Evil: Halloween is back with a vengeance | Review

Taking the series back to its roots, 2018’s direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original Halloween provides the right kinds of thrills and nostalgia to satisfy both longtime fans and newcomers to the suddenly reinvigorated franchise....

Paul Greengrass, Netflix enter 2018 awards race with timely ’22 July’ | Review

Despite being overlong and often overwrought, Paul Greengrass' film detailing the events and aftermath of the horrific Norwegian terror attacks of July 22, 2011 offers a disturbingly timely meditation on xenophobic extremism.22 July offers...

Titans | ‘Titans’ Recap

Season 1 | Episode 1 | 'Titans' | Aired October 12, 2018 Titans is, at its core, original. It's the first attempt by a production company to keep content delivery in-house. It is the first...

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