Love, Death, + Robots Highlights Netflix’s Underused Strengths

Chris writes 18 mini reviews for 18 mini episodes!

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A Wrinkle in Time sure is a Big Pile of Messy Laundry

Wow, I sure did want to like A Wrinkle in Time. On the surface it has everything going for it.  Classic story, inclusive cast, big action, special effects bonanza, Hollywood darling-director Ava DuVernay, Captain Kirk, Reese Witherspoon AND Oprah.  It also had a hundred and three million dollar price tag. How could it go wrong?… Continue reading A Wrinkle in Time sure is a Big Pile of Messy Laundry

Annihilation (!!!)

I’ve been looking forward to Annihilation since before I even knew what Annihilation was. After seeing Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina I was immediately excited to see what this filmmaker would do next. Ex Machina was impressively simple and stylish. It made a dialogue driven story utterly cinematic. Annihilation‘s premise didn’t really excite me, and… Continue reading Annihilation (!!!)

The Cloverfield Paradox: In Space, No One Can Hear You “Meh”

Before its release, monster movie Cloverfield announced its presence as a trailer before Transformers. Shaky footage of New York being destroyed by some unseen foe followed by, not a title, but simply the date “1-18-08”. 10 Cloverfield Lane, filmed in secret, appeared on the radar with a trailer less than three months before the film’s… Continue reading The Cloverfield Paradox: In Space, No One Can Hear You “Meh”

Black Panther Attempts to Break the Marvel Mold, with Mixed Results

Christopher Maher: Well, Sam, here we are again, back at another Marvel release despite swearing off the series forever after the disappointing Thor: Ragnarok. Thankfully I don’t think we’re going to end up dragging this one quite as much as that one. It is, unfortunately, still a Marvel movie so it exhibits a lot of… Continue reading Black Panther Attempts to Break the Marvel Mold, with Mixed Results