Movie Reviews: Poker Queens

Women’s rights have advanced exponentially throughout the decades. But there’s still a long way to go before we reach true gender equality. In fact, the World Economic Forum finds that it will take at least 132 years to change prevailing issues of inequality in spheres of life ranging from politics and labor to education and health. Another … Read more

Movie Reviews: Pompeii (2014)

Pompeii directed by Paul W.S. Anderson This 2014 film was a throwback to classic disaster movies in many ways, some good, others bad. Unfortunately, it took a wrong turn almost immediately by trying to graft on a romantic storyline (a la Titanic) to a set of events that didn’t really need that standard Hollywood trope … Read more

Movie Reviews: A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place directed by John Krasinski A Quiet Place is a thriller/sci-fi movie starring a real life husband and wife. This is an intelligent, well acted, empathetic film that makes judicious and limited use of special effects. This is the type of scary yet dramatic film that showcases the best that Hollywood can do … Read more

Movie Reviews: Death Wish (2018), Midnighters

Death Wish directed by Eli Roth This is a remake of the iconic 1974 Charles Bronson movie. Some people who share some of my political affinities often sneer at vigilante films, thinking them by definition fascist, racist, authoritarian, gun-crazed, misogynist, sexist, and any sort of other “bad thought” insult they can hurl. I don’t see things … Read more