Tenet Has Problems

Tenet Has Problems

For all that Christopher Nolan is a talented filmmaker, he’s one whose movies are declining in smartness over time and as their budgets grow. I talked about this in a previous blog, so go check that out if you’re interested in my full argument, but the simple version is that earlier in his career he … Read More

Inception Is Not So Smart

Inception Is Not So Smart

For all the high concept ideas that Christopher Nolan is good at creating, he tends not to be able to execute them in a way that makes full use of them. He’s limited in his vision and executes them in a rather pedestrian and stereotypical action movie way. It makes sense on a logistical level; … Read More

Bladerunner 2049’s Lack of Joi

Bladerunner 2049’s Lack of Joi

Bladerunner 2049 is a divisive movie. People either loved it, or fell asleep during it. Which while a joke, is also fairly accurate. Bladerunner 2049 is a movie at a very deliberate and glacial pace. It’s an introspective movie, but one that navel gazes a bit too much, one that I really wanted to like … Read More

Twilight Zone Season 2: Episodes 8-10

Twilight Zone Season 2: Episodes 8-10

08. A Small Town The best way to describe this episode is flat. The premise, that a man finds a scale model of his town that when he changes it changes the town, isn’t inventive, but worse nobody in this episode changes, grows, or sacrifices anything. The main character starts a good person and ends … Read More

Twilight Zone S2: Episodes 3-7

Twilight Zone S2: Episodes 3-7

Today we continue our deep dive into the second season of the new Twilight Zone. Spoiler alert: there’s glimmers of hope dragged down by more dullness. 03. The Who of You This episode doesn’t actually have a twist at all, but it’s basic concept, of a man that can jump from mind to mind and … Read More

Taking A Turn In Xcom: Chimera Squad

Taking A Turn In Xcom: Chimera Squad

Today we’re switching it up from one form of screen to another, and taking a look at Xcom: Chimera Squad. It’s the sorta-sequel, but not quite, to Xcom 2. It isn’t a bad game, exactly, but it is a step down in a few key ways. There’s two main changes from the Xcom formula that … Read More

You (Series)

You (Series)

Joe, the main character of You, is in the tradition of a lot of TV anti-heroes; charming, handsome, morally bankrupt, and violent towards acceptable targets like abusers and douchebags. He’s not a particularly deep character, but one that all of the show is filtered through. And that’s unfortunate because… What I find really frustrating with … Read More