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Black Mirror Season 4 Review

Black Mirror Season 4 Review


Just in the nick of time: Here’s my review of Black Mirror‘s fourth season. In a word, it’s superb. In more words, well, hey now – you’re not getting my thoughts out of me that easily. In the real world, don’t have the kind of technology that lets you do that. If we lived in the Black Mirror-verse, maybe … Continue reading

Review: Pitch Perfect 3, 2017, dir. Trish Sie

Review: Pitch Perfect 3, 2017, dir. Trish Sie


The Pitch Perfect series is, for the most part, delightful; it’s a cliché to say that the first movie in a trilogy is the best, but Pitch Perfect really is better than Pitch Perfect 2, which mostly entertains with more bumps in the road plus a handful of unnecessary detours. So I’m not surprised that Pitch Perfect 3 turned … Continue reading

Review: The Breadwinner, 2017, dir. Nora Twomey

Review: The Breadwinner, 2017, dir. Nora Twomey


I could do with a new Cartoon Saloon film every couple of years or so, ideally more often than that, but it’s animation, what are you gonna do; besides, the movies this studio knocks out are always worth the wait. Back in 2014, I reviewed Song of the Sea. This year, I reviewed The Breadwinner, a very … Continue reading

Review: This Is Congo, 2017, dir. Daniel McCabe

Review: This Is Congo, 2017, dir. Daniel McCabe


I went into Daniel McCabe’s This Is Congo with a healthy amount of trepidation, expecting nothing more than a linear history lesson about the state of the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2017. My expectations weren’t met. The film is a history lesson, that’s for sure, but it keeps the lesson active, primarily rooted in McCabe’s footage … Continue reading

Review: Bitch, 2017, dir. Marianna Palka

Review: Bitch, 2017, dir. Marianna Palka


Every so often, I watch a movie for review, I like it, and as much as I can articulate the things I like about it, I…can’t articulate a fucking thing about why I like it, or what it means on a cultural or even just a niche level. That’s my experience with Marianna Palka’s new film, Bitch, … Continue reading

TV Review: The Girlfriend Experience

TV Review: The Girlfriend Experience


If you’re not already watching Starz’ The Girlfriend Experience, might I suggest you start now; now in its second season, the show has completely changed face by moving on from its season one arc, involving the great Riley Keough, to a dual-narrative that respectively involve Anna Friel and Louisa Krause, and Carmen Ejogo. It’s still a … Continue reading

Review: The Square, 2017, dir. Ruben Östlund

Review: The Square, 2017, dir. Ruben Östlund


It might not be obvious based on my interview with Ruben Östlund – I try to keep it professional – but I dug The Square. I dug it so much that I wrote a review about it to pair with the interview. No preamble. Just a link. It’s over at Paste Magazine. Do your thing.