The game’s in the name! I love movies and television, and I always try to look for the good in everything while also respecting the amount of work that goes into creating a piece of content. After years of reviewing for the Cape Cod Chronicle, I decided to start my own self-published review website where I can continue to build my skills and experience as a critic while also chronicling my love and appreciation for new and older films alike.
October 28, 2022
Coming-of-Age Family Drama “Armageddon Time” Thrives on its Beautiful Simplicity (Review)
October 24, 2022
The Chaotic DC Universe is Epitomized in “Black Adam” (Review)
With the future of the so-called “DC Extended Universe” still unclear, it seems that we’re settling into a trend of relatively self-contained solo films. Black Adam is the latest of these, but its place in a hazy universe doesn’t stop it from introducing a near-indescribable amount of lore.
October 15, 2022
“Halloween Ends” the Franchise, One Way or Another (Review)
October 12, 2022
Todd Field Returns with Spectacular Drama “TÁR” (Review)
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October 8, 2022
Stellar Spacecom “Avenue 5” Returns in Spectacular Fashion (Review)
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This is all to say that, after several delays, the second season of Avenue 5 is upon us and (just like in 2020) nobody is talking about it. It picks up almost directly after its predecessor, which followed the crew and passengers of the titular interplanetary cruise ship that gets knocked slightly off-course by an artificial gravity mishap — the only problem is, that minuscule shift added three years to the travel back to home planet Earth. Season Two covers the aftermath, in which five extra years of travel time were accidentally added by an impulsive waste jettison.
October 5, 2022
Noah Baumbach’s “White Noise” is a Disoriented Meditation on Existential Dread (Review)
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October 3, 2022
Soulless King Adaptation “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” is Not a Call Worth Taking (Review)
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No, wait, sorry, that’s the baseline for modern horror. Most modern horror, that is — we’ll make exceptions for the Get Outs and Midsommars of the bunch that endeavor to try new things — but there will always be the outliers that choose to stick to the status quo. And then, just slightly below that, are the films which take no risks whatsoever, to the extent that the “scare factor” has been all but eliminated.
October 2, 2022
“Chucky” Breathes New Life into Horror Television (Season 1 Review)
Note: This review was originally published on SiftPop in December 2021. Also, read my review of the Chucky series premiere here.
Directly following the events of 2017’s Cult of Chucky, the new eight-episode series picks up in Hackensack, New Jersey, an unassuming town known in this world as the birthplace of Charles Lee Ray…also known as Chucky, everyone’s favorite killer doll. The first half of the season features an all-new cast, which is a refreshing change of pace for the series, which has mostly had Chucky as its lead character in recent entries.
October 1, 2022
Class Satire Reaches New Heights with “Triangle of Sadness” (Review)