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Recent reviews

  • Men



    Men is the definition of a mixed-bag. Claims that it overly complicates a simple premise are somewhat overblown. Men's deeply metaphorical and symbolic nature *is* oftentimes opaque, but while some of its themes can be read as obvious or heavy-handed, others are not so obvious and the interweaving nature of them is at least commendable. Coming from the mind who wrote Ex Machina and Annihilation, both with arguably simple thematic premises, I am more likely to conclude that I just…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy


    I feel like Bradley Cooper's vocal performance in this is really underappreciated.

Popular reviews

  • Mangrove


    Having heard all of the praise for Mangrove and with many people calling it the better of the two courtroom dramas of this awards season, it would be fair to say that I came into this film with heightened expectations. The fact is, Mangrove is kind of a mess. It's unfocused, especially early on, and its argument is not clearly defined until an admittedly moving speech at the end. It could be easy to get swept up in the drama…

  • Lovers Rock

    Lovers Rock

    I know I'm in the minority on this film, as I was with Mangrove. It's possible that I just don't get these films and I'm the problem. To a certain extent I can see the appeal. Lovers Rock is well crafted, with interesting cinematography and strong direction, but beyond that, it's not really anything. I'm reminded of a small indie film that I reviewed a couple of years ago called Leatherdaddy, which also takes place entirely during a party. I…