‘Darth Vader’ #1 Review – A Hauntingly Beautiful Debut for the Dark Lord

Having had two solo title runs since 2015, the Dark Lord of the Sith has led what are arguably the best stories in the extended canon. After a short stint on the main Star Wars series, writer Greg Pak (Planet Hulk, Agents of Atlas) teams with artist Raffaele Ienco (Batman: Sins of the Father) to set out and continue this trend with a beautifully haunting debut to their story in this month’s Darth Vader #1.

‘Bojack Horseman’ Season 6 Part 2 Review – A Beautifully Bittersweet End

The following is spoiler-free: After six seasons of genre and era-defining work, the story of Bojack Horseman is finally coming to a close. On January 31st, Netflix released part two of the final season and with it one of the truest and most fitting endings to a show in a very long time. The finale…

Sundance 2020: ‘Sergio’ Review – Wagner Moura and Ana de Armas Carry Netflix’s New Biopic

Netflix's new biopic, Sergio, follows the life of the famed Brazilian United Nations diplomat Sérgio Vieira de Mello. His extraordinary life was driven by the fight for human rights as he helped refugees and those in need within collapsed nations across the world. His resume rose him high in the U.N's arsenal of expert negotiators.…

Sundance 2020: ‘Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story’ Review – Ethics Get Questioned by the Ugly Truths of a Beloved Cartoon

Ren & Stimpy, the widely known program Nickelodeon probably wants people to slowly start forgetting. The scrawny chihuahua and blue-nosed cat blew up the cartoon industry in the early 90s, making way for the massive wave of animation auteurism that gave birth to many classics. It is completely fair to say that Spongebob Squarepants, Courage the…

Sundance 2020: ‘Jumbo’ Review – An Out of the Ordinary, Yet Niche Love Story

No other film this year will take you on an emotional ride like Jumbo- quite literally. One of Sundance 2020's more unaccustomed films, this is the first feature from Belgian director/screenwriter Zoé Wittock. This could not be a louder proclamation of a debut; Wittock has gravitas and is here to shake conventional filmmaking. Rooted in…

‘Dolittle’ Review – A Bizarre and Expensive Mess

Dolittle starts out well enough and may trick you into believing that you are about a watch a decent, if not somewhat bland, children’s adventure. After an animated introduction, we see the young Tommy Stubbins (Harry Collett), out hunting with family. Stubbins, as he is called throughout the film, is kind and does not wish…

It’s a Wonderful Life review – Heart-warming, Classical, and Century-Defining

Frank Capra's entrancing masterpiece, It's a Wonderful Life has been embraced generation after generation as a holiday classic. Not many films bring joy and tears to families and avid-film-watchers worldwide like this one does. Now being released in restored and remastered Blu-ray form, you can watch Capra's century defining masterpiece like never before. Restored using…

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Review – Good, but Not Good Enough

I never grew up with the Terminator franchise. I knew the movies existed, but my only familiarity was with the arcade games, which I rarely played. I am not sure if this makes me a better or worse judge of the latest installment, Terminator: Dark Fate, which leans on a few easy hits of nostalgia. The…

‘Parasite’ Review – Yes, It’s Really That Good

Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park once promoted the idea that genre is dead, and it has stuck with me ever since. His band always experimented with different music genres, an idea that certainly did not start with them but did take off as they and other similar artists brought a bold new mixture of sounds…

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil review – A Gorgeous but Dull Waste of Potential

When it comes to the soulless, lifeless Disney remakes, Maleficent is one of the only ones that gets a pass. Instead of being a nearly shot for shot rehash of something we already know (except done far worse), it actually attempted something different by switching the story of Sleeping Beauty over to the villain’s perspective, and the…