Stranger Things 2 Review: The Problem with Going Viral

Or: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems The worst thing that happened to the Duffer Brothers and their “little sci-fi drama that could” was the show getting as popular as it did. This has nothing to do with wanting the fanbase to be small so viewers feel good for knowing about it and everything to do with the quality of the show just straight up declining. I’m … Continue reading Stranger Things 2 Review: The Problem with Going Viral

The Art of Emotion: Dunkirk and Valerian Side-by-Side Review

One weekend mid-July. Two movies. One review. Trust me. Last weekend, I was able to get out to the theaters twice to see two of the three big new releases. As a film nerd and a sci-fi nerd, I went with Dunkirk and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (though almost all reports are that Girls Trip is phenomenal, decisions had to be made). I … Continue reading The Art of Emotion: Dunkirk and Valerian Side-by-Side Review

It Comes At Night Review: Forget What You’ve Heard, This One is Worth It

Psssst….It’s not a horror film.      Well, not in the way most people thought it would be. To be fair, it does have one of the most misleading trailers in recent memory. “Well that’s not what I was looking forward to,” is never what you want your audience to think at any point of your film. It pulls your audience out of your world, … Continue reading It Comes At Night Review: Forget What You’ve Heard, This One is Worth It

All Eyez On Me Review: When a Great Story is Told Badly

You can’t start a conversation you don’t know how to have. With the world only a couple of years removed from the phenomenal Straight Outta Compton, a Tupac biopic sounded like a fantastic idea. There was clearly a market for it, hip-hop artists’ lives seemed to make for phenomenal stories, and it would even fit perfectly within the current political climate. Conceptually, this is as close to a … Continue reading All Eyez On Me Review: When a Great Story is Told Badly

Melodrama Review: Lorde Lives Up to Her Name

“What is this tape? This is my favorite tape!”           In the first weekend Lorde’s new album Melodrama was out, I listened to it about 5 times all the way through. I’m still not sick of it. I’m listening to it again right now. I honestly can’t get enough of it. When Lorde announced her follow-up to 2013’s Pure Heroine, I was excited, but there was … Continue reading Melodrama Review: Lorde Lives Up to Her Name