In The Shadow Of Hollwood | “Tangerine” 2015 Movie Review

Great films have virtually no fat on them, with each scene and sequence leading into the next, progressing the plot, enriching the world of the film, or highlighting deep themes prevalent in the film. 2015’s “Tangerine” is one such great film.  I first heard of “Tangerine” via RedLetterMedia’s popular “Half in the Bag” web series, in which they compared it to 2017’s “The Florida Project”, … Continue reading In The Shadow Of Hollwood | “Tangerine” 2015 Movie Review

A Non-Review of “SCOOB!” | Column from the Editor

As an independent film critic, I get to pick and choose which new releases I review, which sometimes is also a choice of which films I choose to support financially. This often puts me in a situation where I support films that I greatly disagree with, but want to discuss.  This year’s “SCOOB!” is a film I do not support on principle. I might be … Continue reading A Non-Review of “SCOOB!” | Column from the Editor

Death By Algorithm | “Retro Bowl” Mobile Game Review

It’s not every day that you get a game that manages to undo all the good it has to offer. Unfortunately, New Star Games Ltd.’s “Retro Bowl” is one of those games.  I’m going to be upfront about this. I’m giving this game a 0/10, the first of its kind on this site. As a critic, I try to give at least partial credit where partial … Continue reading Death By Algorithm | “Retro Bowl” Mobile Game Review

Oddly Trumpian | “Joe” 1970 Cannon Movie Review

If you’re unfamiliar with Cannon Films, 1970’s “Joe” is a strange introduction. Cannon Films operated from 1967 to 1994, and made their name by extensively investing in the home video market, garnering the reputation of producing absolutely crazy but fun low to medium quality films. If you’ve seen RedLetterMedia’s “Best of the Worst” YouTube series, which focuses exclusively on direct-to-VHS films from yesteryear, you’ll know … Continue reading Oddly Trumpian | “Joe” 1970 Cannon Movie Review

The Price Of Militarization | “Waco” 2018 TV Miniseries Review

Every now and again, a series based on true events finds its way to Netflix, and it hits hard. Last year, one of the most notable biopic series was “When They See Us,” a heartbreaking miniseries on the Central Park Five, who were sent to prison as children in the 90s for a crime they did not commit. This year, we get “Waco,” a six-episode … Continue reading The Price Of Militarization | “Waco” 2018 TV Miniseries Review

Out Of This World | “Solar Opposites” Season 1 Hulu TV Series Review

Hulu’s “Solar Opposites”, which premiered yesterday, is not explicitly a “Rick and Morty” spinoff show, but it might as well be. The show follows a family of aliens who escaped their dying home planet with a Pupa (Sagan McMahan) that is meant to terraform an abandoned planet into a new home for them. Unfortunately, they crash-landed on an already overpopulated planet (Earth), and must learn … Continue reading Out Of This World | “Solar Opposites” Season 1 Hulu TV Series Review

“Vampire: The Masquerade” Meets “The Office” | “What We Do in the Shadows” Season 1 TV Series Review

Intro: Pardon the pun but Vampires in pop culture seem to be having a bit of a resurrection in the recent years, either with shows like Netflix’s “Dracula” and “The Strain,” video games like “Vampyr” and “Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2”, and of course movies like the original “What We Do in the Shadows” from 2014. This review will be looking at the second … Continue reading “Vampire: The Masquerade” Meets “The Office” | “What We Do in the Shadows” Season 1 TV Series Review

Ending a Great Story | “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Season 7 Episode 12: Victory and Death Review

Some spoilers up ahead.  It’s all been building up to this. Order 66, which I admit I never thought Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) would have to go through, seeing as she isn’t a jedi for all of Season 7 (the show even plays off of this technicality during its climax, but apparently she and former Sith Lord Darth Maul [Sam Witwer] were specially tagged for … Continue reading Ending a Great Story | “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Season 7 Episode 12: Victory and Death Review

“Clone Wars” Season 7 Changes Order 66 *Spoilers* | Column from the Editor

We’re finally here. With “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Season 7 Episode 11 “Shattered” dropping a few days ago, and the series set to conclude tomorrow, we’ve finally arrived at the infamous Order 66 as seen in “Star Wars: Episode III,” in which the Grand Army of the Republic is ordered to kill all known Jedi Knights. And apparently then some. Watching this season, I … Continue reading “Clone Wars” Season 7 Changes Order 66 *Spoilers* | Column from the Editor

Adopting A Famous Last Name Is Not A Clever Twist: A Look Into The Rey Skywalker and Aurelius Dumbledore Reveals | Column From the Editor

The latest entries in the “Fantastic Beasts” and “Star Wars” movie franchises share one painful thing in common: A totally uninspired twist in which a main character adopts a famous last name that you’d only recognize if you’re a fan of the series. Spoilers for both “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” up ahead. For “Fantastic Beasts” its twist comes at … Continue reading Adopting A Famous Last Name Is Not A Clever Twist: A Look Into The Rey Skywalker and Aurelius Dumbledore Reveals | Column From the Editor