Tag: Netflix

Rachel Morrison & Mudbound Might Make Oscar History Next Week

Two years ago, Creed’s Maryse Alberti was on the shortlist of potential nominees for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. Twas not to be. The Academy went with Carol, Hateful Eight, Mad Max: Fury Road, […]

TV Review: With Black Lightning, The CW Has Finally Met Marvel’s Challenge to Up Its Superhero Game

Black Lightning feels like what would happen if someone crossed Morgan Freeman from Lean on Me with Mike Colter’s Luke Cage and then fine-tuned it for the Trump age. It’d be a surprising, but welcome […]

Netflix Review: The End of the F***ing World Is F***ing Amazing

Take True Romance/Pulp Fiction-era Quentin Tarantino. Toss him in a blender with early Wes Anderson and Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers. Add in a bit of Richard Ayoade’s uniquely British Submarine. And then flip all […]

Netflix Review: Brave New Jersey Somehow Makes Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds Boring

This is the image that got me to watch director Jody Lambert’s movie Brave New Jersey on Netflix: Anna Camp charging forward with a gun while townspeople brandishing makeshift weapons emerge from the fog behind her? […]

Netflix Doc Review: Voyeur Steps on Several Ethical Landmines

Is it ethical for a motel manager to peep on his customers for over 30 years in the interest of indulging his voyeurism and collecting research on human sexuality and behavior? No. Is it ethical […]

2017 Movie Binge: The Meyerowitz Stories Is Noah Baumbach’s Best Work Since The Squid and the Whale

With the end of 2017 almost here, I’m trying to catch up on some of the movies I missed throughout the year. Next up: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Noah Baumbach’s take on the […]

Netflix Review: Why Halt & Catch Fire Should Be the Next Show You Binge

I get it. There are too many TV shows. We can’t watch them all, and here at the end of the year Netflix and its competitors are absolutely pummelling us with choices. Heck, literally as […]

Netflix Review: 1922 Is a Steinbeckian Tell-Tale Heart for Stephen King Fans

1922 is the story of what evil men might do when pressured by both family and larger economic forces to change. Thomas Janes plays Wilfred James, a Nebraska farmer who oddly talks more like he’s […]

Season 1 Review: Can You Really Be Mad at The Punisher for Being So Punishing?

Can you really be mad at The Punisher for eventually doing exactly what any TV show about The Punisher would have to? I mean, it’s right there in the title. The dude is going to […]

Is It Wrong That I’m Not Offended By The Punisher Yet? – A Binge-Viewing Update

Prior to October 1, the biggest concern I had about The Punisher was whether or not a taciturn, brooding supporting character who was introduced as a dramatic foil to Daredevil could truly support his own […]