Writer/editor for hire. Formerly: The A.V. Club, Time Out Chicago.
Pivotal scene is the bluntly confessional conversation where the movie just comes right out and tells us that Warner Bros. was going to make more Matrix with or without everyone involved, so Lana and Keanu and company signed on to protect the franchise best they could. Afraid I don't find that daring so much as just depressingly revealing: a kind of apology for the film's very existence—and one that betrays the animating inspiration of the whole endeavor as a begrudged,…