Derren Brown’s new Netflix special asks the uncomfortable question: How far will a TV personality go to get ratings? The answer is: distressingly far.
I will forever ask myself why I was willing to watch a reboot of Star Trek, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but not Blade Runner 2049, which is better than both of them.
If you want to shoot things with a machine gun and objectify women while contemplating the futility of looking for purpose or meaning in your life, I’ve found the game for you.
They are a place where literally anything can happen, which, in the right circumstance, is terrifying.
Fan theory: The Doctor trolls everyone by pretending he can’t do math, because he secretly wants them all to die.
I saw the best film of the year right at the end of the year.
Star Trek: Discovery doesn’t adapt the format of popular shows to Star Trek so much as it dumps Star Trek to be more popular.
For all those times I invested 8+ hours in something I didn’t have a real opinion on.
The next chapter in my personal journey toward evil involves blackmailing random citizens and turning them over to a repressive regime.
So, there’s a Martin Scorsese movie literally nobody has ever heard of, and it’s maybe one of the greatest films ever.
I review one of the most controversial films I saw at TIFF over at PopMatters (external link).
I write more about what was, for me, the best surprise at TIFF 2017 over at PopMatters (external link).
I reviewed my favourite TIFF 2017 movie at PopMatters (external link).
I say more about this reincarnation of Dances with Wolves at PopMatters (external link).
Due to the extremely nerdy ticket-choosing process I used, I can compare how the movies ranked after I saw them to how they ranked on my selection list.
Hellblade sits at the intersection of Amazing Piece of Art and Creepy Nightmare Factory, which is an intersection I was surprisingly okay with visiting.
The Handmaid’s Tale is one of the most disturbing shows on TV, but it’s still way more uplifting than the book it’s based on.
The seventh season of Game of Thrones broke all the rules of Game of Thrones, which is either awful or amazing, depending which scene you’re watching.
I watched a ghost story at the Hot Docs festival this spring. (external link)
Arkham Knight takes everything great about the gameplay in Arkham City and throws it in a blender with everything great about the storytelling and immersion in Arkham Origins, and then adds tanks. It’s an amazing finale to the series and it made me admire Rocksteady a little.