Netflix Has Some Fantastic Horror Movies Right Now. Nails Isn’t One of Them.

Are you in the mood for a fun bit of hospital horror featuring an ashen-faced Freddy Krueger-clone, useless side characters, a capable female lead, Irish accents, blatant Ring knock-off moments, and a random, kooky doctor […]

How Marvel Studios Picked Iron Man to Be Its First Self-Produced Movie

They asked a bunch of kids which superhero toy they’d most want to play with. There, I’ve given away the big reveal hinted at in the title of the post. But don’t you want to […]

Was Paramount Really Wrong to Dump Annihilation on Netflix?

Annihilation is now on Netflix around the world, and it has only grossed $26m in the States against its $40m budget. Reviewers in places like the UK and Australia are chiming in and expressing astonishment […]

A Wrinkle in Time’s Box Office: They Can’t All Be Black Panther

Ava DuVernay knew A Wrinkle in Time wasn’t going to be the movie to push T’Challa from the box office throne, and she was right. Wrinkle in Time, the first film with a budget of […]

Film Review: The Strangers: Prey at Night

A decade ago, director-screenwriter Bryan Bertino channeled the Manson family murders and Straw Dogs to conjure up The Strangers, a nihilistic examination of the random violence visited upon a young couple in a rural home […]

Film Review: David Oyelowo Is a Revelation in Gringo. Too Bad the Movie Is So Muddled.

Halfway through Gringo, STX and Amazon’s new drug trade action-comedy, Harold Soyinka, speaking through his Nigerian accent, confides in a kind-hearted fellow tourist that the world has turned upside down. Of course, by that point […]

Jessica Jones Season 2: My Reaction to Episodes 10-13

Too late in the season to avoid them now. So, spoilers below: Jessica Jones: Season 2 is about a great many things, It’s beyond obvious to say it’s all about family – Jess re-gaining and […]

Jessica Jones Season 2: My Reaction to Episodes 7-9

To this point, I’ve been trying to write these reactions in a somewhat spoiler-lite fashion. Netflix did, after all, drop the season closer to the middle of the week than the end. Maybe you’re waiting […]

Jessica Jones Season 2: My Reaction to Episodes 4-6

If you look back at Jessica Jones‘ first season and compare it to the second, it becomes clear that in Melissa Rosenberg’s superhero season playbook (which she’s adapted from the Daredevil playbook) you drop the […]

Jessica Jones Season 2: My Reaction to the First 3 Episodes

So, Jessica Jones, huh. It’s been a while. I know, I know. Jessica was just in The Defenders last year, but like some of the more disposable Marvel Studios movies The Defenders is a thing […]