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”

2022 TV Reviews: Atlanta & Better Call Saul

Just two of the best shows of this or any year. NBD. Atlanta (Season 3) After four long years, maybe longest hiatus out of any of these Covid-delayed shows, Atlanta returns even if its four main characters barely get breathing room this season. Completely abandoned is the Season 2 cliffhanger of Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry)Continue reading “2022 TV Reviews: Atlanta & Better Call Saul”

2022 TV & Movie Reviews: The Kids in the Hall & Men

A good one and a great one. The Kids in the Hall (Season 6) Some of my favorite memories from grade school involve getting home from school, fixing a fat kid snack, and jumping in front of the tv to watch Kids in the Hall on Comedy Central. I wouldn’t discover Mr. Show for aContinue reading “2022 TV & Movie Reviews: The Kids in the Hall & Men”

MORE FREDDY’S NIGHTMARES Episode Reviews w/ Audrey Farnsworth (Season 2 Edition!)

Wow, and we thought Season One was a hot mess! HOLY FREDD-A-RINO! 1980s America’s most beloved movie monster is back to serve up 22 one-hour anthology episodes that make absolutely no sense. Like always, my fellow Fred Head, Audrey Farnsworth, and I chose six episodes at random that tackled terrifying subjects like animal testing, mimes,Continue reading “MORE FREDDY’S NIGHTMARES Episode Reviews w/ Audrey Farnsworth (Season 2 Edition!)”

2022 TV & Movie Reviews: Doctor Strange 2 / Heartstopper / Russian Doll

An unexpected winner here. Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness The second Doctor Strange installment features some really incredible effects and some conceptually and visually inventive gags courtesy of Sam Raimi. He’s really winking at his Evil Dead trilogy – not only with all da zombies but with his wonderfully effective implementation of someContinue reading “2022 TV & Movie Reviews: Doctor Strange 2 / Heartstopper / Russian Doll”

2022 TV Reviews: Ozark / Pachinko / Tokyo Vice

One clear winner here. Ozark (Season Four, Part Two) Ozark was never a great show, everything it tackled with upper-middle-class white Americans choosing to get mixed up with crime and eventually being forced to confront their conscience was done infinitely better in Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, and a few others. However, at its best, OzarkContinue reading “2022 TV Reviews: Ozark / Pachinko / Tokyo Vice”

2022 Movie & TV Reviews: RuPaul’s Drag Race / The Northman / The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Everything was just shy of ‘great’ this week. RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 14 For a season where every ten seconds or so, contestants are verbally reminding you of how amazing this season is and how amazing they all are, individually, the latest offering of Drag Race Proper is a bit of a letdown. Featuring someContinue reading “2022 Movie & TV Reviews: RuPaul’s Drag Race / The Northman / The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”

The Sopranos: Every Episode Ranked & Reviewed

**WARNING: This article has many spoilers. Only for people who have watched the show or aren’t planning on watching it. But if you aren’t planning on watching it, why would you be reading this article?*** I discovered The Sopranos when I was eleven years old and it was love at first sight. I even hadContinue reading “The Sopranos: Every Episode Ranked & Reviewed”