Amazon Prime Review: Modern Love

An anthology series based on the NY Times column of the same name which has been in publication every week for the past 15 years, this new streaming show has a lot of potential. I personally have never read the column, but unless the rest are just a ton of really stupid love stories (oh … Continue reading Amazon Prime Review: Modern Love

Amazon Prime Review: Jack Ryan (Season 2)

John Krasinski joins an elite class of acting entering his second season of the streaming series Jack Ryan. Only one other actor reprised the role, and that was the great and grumpy Harrison Ford in 1994 with Clear and Present Danger, just two years after he starred in Patriot Games. In fact, the group of … Continue reading Amazon Prime Review: Jack Ryan (Season 2)

Netflix Review: The Dark Crystal, Age of Resistance

Did you ever watch The Dark Crystal growing up? Although not one of my "favorite" films, my first interaction with the 1982 Jim Henson/Frank Oz puppet film was through a recorded VHS tape I found stashed among our old movie collection as a kid. I literally pulled it out one day, thought "what movie is … Continue reading Netflix Review: The Dark Crystal, Age of Resistance

Netflix Review: Mindhunter (Seasons 1-2)

I halfheartedly watched the first episode almost two years ago...it starts with a bang (literally), I remembered that much. But I must have started losing interest during that episode as it still drags a lot in the wake of Special Agent Holden Ford's "success." Apparently the sprawling city titles and narrative-inducing self-pity couldn't stave off … Continue reading Netflix Review: Mindhunter (Seasons 1-2)

Amazon Prime Review: The Boys

The superheroes we know in comics and movies, like Superman and Spider-Man and Shazam!, are mostly good, decent people who respect their abilities and their calling to help. But what if it didn't work that way? What if superheroes were instead driven by fame and greed, using their powers for blackmail and indecency and attracting … Continue reading Amazon Prime Review: The Boys