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Black Widow

I’ll start off by addressing the elephant in the room: Why make a “Black Widow” movie now, given her fate in “Avengers: End Game?” My take is that nothing lasts forever, everyone dies, and on a long enough timeline all things come to an end.

State Of The Union

I can’t help but be a little depressed by “State of the Union.” It’s not because the movie is depressing. If anything, it’s inspirational and affirmational of the goodness and decency of humanity in the way one would expect from director Frank Capra…

Bugsy Malone

It’s quite possibly the most extreme of all cinematic rarities to have the words “mob gangs” and “family film” in a movie’s description, but here we are. “Bugsy Malone” is a G-rated 1976 family film about two rival mob gangs in 1920s New York City battling for control.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Nothing hits closer to home than literally having the action of a movie take place in your hometown. While major cities like Chicago, New York, L.A., Miami, and London are used to such a thing, the same cannot be said for the place I grew up: Brookfield, CT. Our previous cinematic claim to fame was…

Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

One way to do a good sequel is to continue the story of the first movie, expand upon its world, and further develop its characters. The other way is to rehash the first movie but do it bigger, louder, and better than the original while praying that it’s nothing too overboard or obnoxious.

Batman: The Long Halloween

Batman has long been my favorite superhero. Part of the reason for his appeal is that, in my estimation, he has the best rogues gallery of adversaries on all of fiction. One of the great joys of “Batman: The Long Halloween” is seeing top tier baddies like Joker…


Leave it to the Italians—or at least the portrayal of Italians in “Luca”—to modify the triathlon in a way that someone as unathletic as me would want to participate. The first modification is that the competition is done in teams.

A Quiet Place Part II

If you’re like me and enjoyed the first “A Quiet Place” but only saw it once back in 2018 and don’t remember what happened to Lee Abbott (John Krasinski, who also wrote and directed this installment), then tough noogies. You will not be reminded in “A Quiet Place Part II.” We see…

The Wraith

The term “quintessential 80s movie” can apply to a fair number of flicks from the decade. While there are measurable factors we can look at like cars, clothes, hair, and music, it’s more than that. The endearing movies of the 80s have…

Wrath Of Man

Director and co-screenwriter Guy Ritchie’s “Wrath of Man” reminds me of the old Klingon proverb that revenge is a dish best served cold. While this movie doesn’t take place in space, it does take place in Los Angeles, which can be just as mysterious and dangerous.

Bringing Up Baby

History is the final judge in all things. Upon its initial release in 1938, “Bringing Up Baby” was not well regarded. I clearly remember watching it for the first time around two decades ago on TCM in part because of the introduction by host Robert Osborne, who noted…

Godzilla vs Kong

Here’s what many of you want to know about “Godzilla vs. Kong”: Does it deliver on pitting the giant ape and giant reptile against each other in satisfying knock down, drag out fights that result in tons of collateral damage? Yes. It does.


There are some jobs that on some level I know exist, but never really thought about. Take for example that of a chicken sexer. It’s exactly what it sounds like. A person is paid to sort through trays of newly hatched chicks to determine which are male and which are female, then separate accordingly.

Judas and the Black Messiah

The man is powerful, confident, eloquent, and persuasive. His language is fiery and direct—it begs no question. The man says what he means and he means what he says. He comes across as completely genuine and sincere. The man is a strong, tireless leader.


Animation company Pixar has been going so strong so for long that its toughest competition is itself. As someone who watches all of its movies, I’ve come to expect a high level of excellence in technical aspects such as character design…

Promising Young Woman

It’s been said many times that it’s impossible to really, truly, completely know someone. This is generally true when considering that most people don’t spend 24/7 with each other. It’s even more true when considering the innermost fears and desires that people keep reserved for only themselves.

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