Animation, Netflix, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Yasuke (2021)

Over the past few years, Netflix has tried very hard to establish itself as a serious outlet for quality anime. Series like Castlevania, Devilman Crybaby, and Aggretsuko have proven that the platform can publish and host acclaimed anime of multiple genres; while Yasuke does not…

Film Reviews, Latest, Netflix, Western

REVIEW: News of the World (2020)

Though it’s nowhere near as popular as it used to be, the Western genre is typically responsible for at least one great film per year, give or take. In 2019, that film came in the form of Jennifer Kent’s harrowing but essential The Nightingale; in…

Drama, Film Reviews, Latest, VOD

REVIEW: Jungleland (2020)

It feels like we’re watching the same fight over and over. Some time ago, boxing films seemed to collectively decide to feature the exact same plot and most of the same characters as one another. Ever since then, they’ve all been fighting the same fight…

Animation, Family, Film Reviews, Latest, Netflix

REVIEW: Over the Moon (2020)

Animated films are no strangers to death and how it affects people. It seems like every Disney protagonist has lost someone close to them, whether to accidents, incidents, or time. In many of these types of films, however, death is a mere plot device, used…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews, VOD

REVIEW: The King of Staten Island (2020)

When someone pictures a semi-biographical film centered on the life and psyche of a divisive figure like Pete Davidson, they might be expecting a darkly comic look at mental illness and millennial anxieties stemmed from past trauma. I mean, there’s a ton to unpack in…

Action & Adventure, Crime, Film Reviews, Films, Thriller

REVIEW: Arkansas (2020)

There’s a line of thinking regarding pop culture today that says everything has been done before, that there are no original ideas left. In this school of thought, everything now is merely an interpretation or variation of what’s come before. There’s probably some truth to…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Last Call (2019)

Single take films seem to be all the rage right now. Films like Birdman and last year’s stellar 1917 create an engrossing and steady atmosphere using the illusion of a single take, often to stunning effect. A single take is meant to convey a journey,…

Film Reviews, Latest

REVIEW: Onward (2020)

“We’re going on a quest!” Every once in awhile, we stumble across little bits of magic in the world; a smile shared with a loved one, the sunset soaking up the sky, the perfect harmony of music and voice in your favorite song’s chorus. These…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Rhythm Section (2020)

There’s very little worse in this world than wasted potential. As people, we generally strive to do the best we can in all aspects of our life, and though we may not succeed, it’s important that we try. The team behind The Rhythm Section does…