2022 is in the rearview mirror, but before we leave it behind entirely, I thought I’d do a bit more listmaking. I deliberately titled this post “favorite” rather than “bestR
By now I hope you’ve all had the opportunity to watch Rian Johnson’s sequel to his 2019 blockbuster Knives Out, either in movie theaters at the end of November, or on Netflix in the last f
I didn’t have a great game-playing year in 2022. My patience seemed limited, and a lot of games were begun and then discarded for reasons, I suspect, that had more to do with me than with them.
As everyone knows by now, this year’s battle of the unnecessary IP prequels created solely as cannon-fodder in the streaming wars was won handily by Andor. So handily, in fact, that the other tw
Remember that scene in Titanic, shortly after the ship hits the iceberg, where the officers and owners come to its designer Thomas Andrews, played by Victor Garber, to figure out what they can do abou
We talk a lot about endings in the Golden Age of Television, expecting them to imbue meaning into stories that have relied for their effect on ambiguity. That Gum You Like: Scattered Thoughts on Twin
I know I have a reputation as a harsh critic, but the truth is that I don’t go out of my way to write scathing reviews. Life is too short to spend it watching or reading something that you hate,
The conversation about the parlous state of the romantic comedy has been going on for so long that it has consumed not only buckets of virtual ink, but the real-world variety too. At this stage, it mi