When Bryan Singer started the X-Men franchise back in 2000, he crafted the first film as an allegory about being an outsider: those who are “different” and who are discriminated against by the public or by the government. The characters’ strange appearances or unique powers acted as a […]
What Went Wrong Or Right With...?
Artist, Caricaturist, Critic, & Counterculturist. Sorting the wheat from the celebrity chaff since 2012...
Ma (starring Octavia Spencer) is a disappointing film. It may be billed as a psychological horror but the movie never manages to unsettle the viewer. It’s not a good sign when a horror thriller isn’t scary or thrilling and that’s the main problem with this film (there are […]
Critics are calling Godzilla: King Of The Monsters an inferior sequel to the 2014 Godzilla reboot, but I contend that it’s just as bad. Just because these Star Wars fanboys enjoyed Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One, this possible fluke doesn’t make any of his other awful offerings any better. […]
SPOILERS AHEAD With the most ironic title in all of Netflix, The Perfection is an atrocious film. The movie plays like a checklist of contemporary Hollywood contrivances; a #MeToo storyline… check, some lesbian characters… check, an interracial relationship… check, a mental illness backstory… check, some self-harming… check, and […]
I’ve never been a huge fan of musicals but when done with a sense of artistry, originality, and flair (Wizard Of Oz, Grease, Phantom Of The Paradise, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Little Shop Of Horrors) they can be very entertaining. If done wrong however (Evita, Moulin Rouge!, […]
John Wick: Chapter 2, the sequel to the 2014 hit starring Keanu Reeves, was released in 2017 and despite it being a financial success, it was a massive disappointment. Sequels are known for being inferior and John Wick 2 did nothing to buck that trend. The film begins […]
The media and the public’s reaction to the birth of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor has been racist to say the least. I don’t mean “racist” in the most extreme sense of the word, but discrimination and the distinction or demarcation of race are all part and parcel of bigotry. […]