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Series Review: Better Call Saul – Season 6 (2022)

As a general rule of thumb, I find it best when reviewing or otherwise critiquing to avoid words like “perfect” or “flawless.” That’s not to say I haven’t ever used them for dramatic, indulgent purposes — I probably have at some point. Rather, suggesting a piece of media is without flaw seems almost sacrilegious toContinue reading “Series Review: Better Call Saul – Season 6 (2022)”

Film Review: Funny Pages (2022)

“Isn’t imagination more important than craft?” “Maybe what sells these days is originality.” Although the directorial debut of Owen Kline may not directly answer these questions it poses, the very fact that this film exists (and often WORKS) seems to suggest a truth in them: artistic soul and passion will trump that which is, inContinue reading “Film Review: Funny Pages (2022)”

Film Review: RRR (2022)

Full disclosure… this will not be an entirely in-the-know review; nonetheless, I do hope it will be insightful. The truth of the matter is that RRR (Rise Roar Revolt) is my first proper foray into the vast world of Indian cinema; not by conscious decision, I’ve simply never gotten around to delving in. How amusingContinue reading “Film Review: RRR (2022)”

Film Review: Incantation (2022)

Incantation opens with a series of images: we as the audience are shown these directly, guided by a voice-over narration. The speaker explains to us that changing the world around us ultimately comes down to an act of pure will; to prove this, optical illusions are played for us… one in which a Ferris wheelContinue reading “Film Review: Incantation (2022)”

Film Review: The Power of the Dog (2021)

I will admit that my opinions — my true opinions — on this film came to me only after a rewatch. Having seen the extensive praise this received after it premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival, I was one of those go-getters who eagerly jumped onto Netflix the day of its release, positive IContinue reading “Film Review: The Power of the Dog (2021)”

Film Review: Not Okay (2022)

Hitting a roadblock as an aspiring writer, Danni Sanders (Zoey Deutch) has her ambitions set high. Working as a photo editor for the apt-named Depravity, an online magazine, she quite simply lacks wherewithal to get herself noticed. That’s not for lack of trying, as she berates her boss with naive drivel: one piece she turnsContinue reading “Film Review: Not Okay (2022)”

Film Review: The Gray Man (2022)

I’ve noticed a trend in the way Netflix makes movies. They snatch up a few good or popular actors, get a half-decent director onboard, and burn obscene amounts of money… using most of their efforts (and budget) for special effects and paying their stars, rather than developing a half-decent story. At this point, it feelsContinue reading “Film Review: The Gray Man (2022)”

Film Review: Prey (2022)

The Predator franchise has had a pretty rough go when it comes to sequels. That’s not to say they’re all devoid of value — Predators (2010) especially is still a pretty good action flick — but not a single one has even come close to the bombastic magic of the original Arnold Schwarzenegger classic. TheContinue reading “Film Review: Prey (2022)”

Film Review: Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)

What makes a good book adaptation? Fans of the book itself are often quick to praise or disown these films for their accuracy (or lack thereof). Just look at something like the adapted works of JRR Tolkien; The Lord of the Rings is accurate and praised, The Hobbit is semi-accurate and polarizing, and the LOTRContinue reading “Film Review: Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)”

Film Review: Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022)

Why are we here? Does life have a meaning? If it does, is that meaning liberating despite its elusive nature, or will the comparatively limited scope of human intellect deem it incomprehensible or wholly irrelevant? And if life doesn’t have meaning, is existence beautiful for its perseverance in the light of pure unimportance, or isContinue reading “Film Review: Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022)”