Black Mirror Season 5

Black Mirror Season 5

Black Mirror is a frustrating show. For all that it’s touted as award wining and intellectual, and for all that it positions itself as such, it’s a deeply flawed series that does little more than give a surface level criticism of new technologies often with the sophistication of an old man yelling at teenagers to … Read More

Shimmer Lake

Shimmer Lake

One of the nice things about Netflix’s push for original programming is it greenlights and funds a lot of independent movies that otherwise would have trouble finding distribution. Sometimes these movies are misses (Cloverfield Paradox, for example) and other times they’re hits. Shimmer Lake is very much the latter. The high concept pitch for Shimmer … Read More

Kodachrome

Kodachrome

Kodachrome is a strange movie to review. It’s a good movie on a technical level: well-shot, well-acted, well-written, and by the end of the movie emotionally impactful, but once the credits roll it’s hard to remember exactly what happened in it. Part of the problem is that Kodachrome is part of a hyper-specific genre: son … Read More

Apostle

Apostle

Apostle is a different kind of horror movie. While the plot is relatively straightforward (brother goes to creepy island to save sister from creepy cult), what really sets it apart from other horror movies is the care it takes in details and style to craft a genuinely creepy and atmospheric experience. Dan Stevens plays main … Read More