Ultimately too mediocre to even be truly bad, Spiderhead is an empty exercise in producing what passes for content.
Belle (2022) – Movie Review
Despite a somewhat inconsistent plotting, Belle is a true aesthetic and musical spectacle.
Dune (2021) – Movie Review
In our current landscape, you will not easily find another science-fiction/fantasy epic with such a firm voice, such a maximalist visual identity, or such a portentous tone.
Evangelion Thrice Upon a Time (2021) – Movie Review
This final movie, as messy as it is, provides something Evangelion has never had: a definite conclusion.
Stowaway (2021) – Movie Review
On the spectrum of spacefaring sci-fi thrillers, Stowaway exists somewhere in the middle of Gravity’s nonstop action and Ad Astra’s cerebral reflections, discreet and practical above all else.
The Vast of Night (2020) – Movie Review
An intriguing experiment, elevated by clever direction and impressive long takes.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) – Movie Review
The Rise of Skywalker walks back The Last Jedi by returning time and again to tropes and formulas. I wanted more.
Ad Astra (2019) – Movie Review
Ad Astra is one of the loneliest science-fiction films I’ve seen, and also a thought-provoking, essential deconstruction of masculinity and loneliness.
Arrival (2016) – Movie Review
Arrival is one of those rare films that are simply perfect the way they are. Every time I see it I am astounded all over again at how a film can be so profoundly clever and emotionally touching at the same time.