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2022 Movie Reviews: Jurassic World: Dominion / Fire Island / Crimes of the Future / Pleasure

Dinosaurs, Cronenberg, and Gays, Oh My! Also Porn. Jurassic World: Dominion The disparity in quality between Steven Spielberg‘s 1993 Jurassic Park and the rest of these movies is almost amazing. The sequels, whether it be the bland 1997 Spielberg-helmed Lost World or the glossy, clone-obsessed, horrendous-CGI-laden diarrhea fest that was Fallen Kingdom, never come closeContinue reading “2022 Movie Reviews: Jurassic World: Dominion / Fire Island / Crimes of the Future / Pleasure”

2022 TV Reviews: The Staircase / Under the Banner of Heaven / Top Chef: Houston

True Crime and Good Eats. The Staircase Colin Firth delivers an absolutely incredible, multi-layered performance as Michael Peterson, a man accused of killing his wife, but maybe an owl did it? Based on the popular French docuseries about the famously bizarre case but really more about the supremely dysfunctional family dynamics involved, this dramatized versionContinue reading “2022 TV Reviews: The Staircase / Under the Banner of Heaven / Top Chef: Houston”

2022 TV & Movie Reviews: Top Gun: Maverick / Stranger Things / The Flight Attendant / We Own This City

It’s Summer, Folks! Top Gun: Maverick I walked into Top Gun: Maverick prepared for the worst because I thoroughly disliked the original. I found the characters to be one-note and the hero, played by Tom Cruise, to be an insufferable, self-obsessed butthead. There’s really no plot, the movie just meanders from one sequence to theContinue reading “2022 TV & Movie Reviews: Top Gun: Maverick / Stranger Things / The Flight Attendant / We Own This City”

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