Review: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

When and if Quentin Tarantino hangs up his spurs, this 9th film (or 10th depending how you count Kill Bill) from the singular filmmaker may be his greatest outlier. It’s not driven by any particular plot device but rather vividly recreates Los Angeles of 1969 and is perfectly content to just live in its world … Continue reading Review: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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The Top 25 Episodes of Game of Thrones

WARNING: HEAVY SPOILERS TO FOLLOW. Game of Thrones has been with us for nearly a decade, but when it began, it was still a rather niche show. It wouldn't become the cultural phenomenon that it is today for a few years, after shockingly killing off many beloved characters in the early seasons. That type of … Continue reading The Top 25 Episodes of Game of Thrones

Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Teenage Miles Morales must contend with living up to his parents' expectations after getting admitted to an esteemed high school and with living up to the expectations of multiple Spider-heroes after getting bitten by a radioactive spider of his own. Into the Spider-Verse is the most visually creative and innovative movie since Edgar Wright's Scott … Continue reading Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Review: Bumblebee

After five outings with Michael Bay's hyper-active directed action, Travis Knight of 2016's excellent animated epic Kubo and the Two Strings brings a refreshing and necessary course correction in style, tone, and quality for the Transformers series. By scaling things waaaay back and focusing on the relationship between Hailee Steinfeld and her robot co-star, the film ends … Continue reading Review: Bumblebee