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.
The Lego Batman Movie is the Batman movie we deserve.
Now, watch me try to explain it.
In which I play the third game in a four-game series that is sometimes called a trilogy.
The psychedelic IMAX poster was the only part I genuinely loved.
Cartoons win out over super heroes and existential dread, as they should.
In case you thought I suddenly had a life that wasn’t binge-watching TV shows, be reassured that I don’t.
The flaw is in the time travel, as always.
I mean, there’s literally no way it could have been as bad as everybody said.
I’m not stoked about this movie’s prognosis for kids who’ve experienced trauma, but I AM stoked that it offers a fresh take on what vampires mean metaphorically (external link).
Telltale’s weirdly amazing Batman game is further proof that Game of Thrones was just a random misfire.