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2022 TV & Movie Reviews: Violent Night / Interview with the Vampire / Emily the Criminal

Vampires, Santa and Aubrey Plaza. Let’s say a prayer for peace. Violent Night Maybe it’s just because I was expecting this to be terrible, but I had an honest to goodness great time with Violent Night, a seriously fun Die Hard riff where Santa is John McClane and The Pest is Hans Gruber. The reasonContinue reading “2022 TV & Movie Reviews: Violent Night / Interview with the Vampire / Emily the Criminal”

2022 TV & Movie Reviews: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever / The Fabelmans / The Menu / Atlanta / Bones and All / Chucky / Causeway / Resurrection

Lotsa offerings this Thanksgiving weekend. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever The road to catastrophe is paved with the best intentions, and while I don’t think Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is exactly a catastrophe, it certainly struggles as a Marvel movie. It begins with a literal funeral for T’Challa and a metaphorical one for Chadwick Boseman. TheseContinue reading “2022 TV & Movie Reviews: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever / The Fabelmans / The Menu / Atlanta / Bones and All / Chucky / Causeway / Resurrection”

2022 TV & Movie Reviews: Aftersun / Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities / Armageddon Time / Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

A good one, two mediocre ones and a near masterpiece. Aftersun A wonderfully emotional and cerebral experience that stands as one of the most unique things I’ve seen all year. Scottish first-time filmmaker Charlotte Wells has gifted us a film with the ability to hook its claws into us so subtly that we don’t evenContinue reading “2022 TV & Movie Reviews: Aftersun / Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities / Armageddon Time / Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”

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