Pop Detective

Pop Detective

Favorite films

  • Arrival
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

Recent activity

  • Mr. Monk's Last Case: A Monk Movie

  • Doctor Who: The Star Beast

  • Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder

  • Doctor Who: The Giggle

Recent reviews

  • Polite Society

    Polite Society

    This movie is more fun and so much more bizarre than I was expecting. Definitely one of the more interesting films of 2023.

  • A Haunting in Venice

    A Haunting in Venice

    The odd pacing, editing, camera angles, and muffled sound quality may have all been a misguided attempt to convey a haunted hallucinatory feeling but it just doesn't congeal. These perplexing production choices (together with a mediocre script) make this movie difficult to watch.

Popular reviews

  • Passengers


    One of the worst examples of the "Abduction as Romance" trope I've ever seen in a movie. The narrative revolves around male entitlement and never resolves its deeply creepy and downright criminal premise.

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Welp Aaron Sorkin sorkined the hell out of The Trial of the Chicago 7. The movie makes a bunch of stuff up to de-radicalize the leftist politics of the activists in order to deliver a watered-down liberal message. Some lines are even copy-pasted wholesale from other Sorkin projects. Tom Hayden and Dave Dellinger, in particular, were much more radical and principled then is shown on screen. The Chicago 7 were not solely motivated by the deaths of American soldiers in…