There's a fine line between homage and ripoff, and through his first two films as a director, Jordan Peele has stayed squarely on the side of homage, with Get Out evoking Hitchcock and Us eliciting comparisons to John Carpenter and Philip Kaufman. The man truly does his homework on his productions, tipping his hat to … Continue reading OH HELL YES! – Nope
There are many things about the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe entry, Thor: Love and Thunder, that made me feel justified in my declaration earlier this year that I was emotionally checked out of the franchise. After the horrid insult that was Eternals and the active punishment delivered by Multiverse of Madness, I was down to … Continue reading The Rebound – Thor: Love and Thunder
Steven Soderbergh's newest tech thriller, KIMI, raises one of the more interesting questions I've had to ask in recent cinema. Namely, how unlikable can you make your ostensible protagonist before the viewers start rooting for the bad guys to win? Because, wow, just wow did I hate this lead character, so much so that an … Continue reading Manic Pixie Stream Girl – KIMI
Tomorrow's the big day when the Academy finally makes their announcement for this year's Oscar nominations. But as happens every year, the Golden Raspberry Awards get to go on "Oscar Eve" as the Academy's self-described "ugly cousin," highlighting the absolute worst Hollywood had to offer in the previous year. For the third year running, I … Continue reading The Bruce Willis Show – 42nd Razzie Nominations!