Articles Posted in the " Movie Reviews & Analysis " Category


  • Star Trek Into Feels… I mean, Into Darkness

    The following review has spoilers for Star Trek Into Darkness.  Only read on if you don’t mind being spoiled or have already seen the film. Remember how I said that I really really wanted some more Kirk and Spock interaction in Into Darkness?  Well I got it, but ouch!  Way to punch me right in […]


  • Just how racist is Iron Man 3’s “The Mandarin?”

    Casting white actors as characters of color is a time-honored tradition in Hollywood, whether they’re using hair dye and colored contacts to approximate a person of color (like with Private Vasquez in Aliens) or simply disregarding the character’s stated race and casting them as white (just about everyone in The Last Airbender and, arguably, Katniss […]


  • Review: Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3 premiered in the US tonight, officially kicking off Phase Two of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. And what a premiere it was. Stunning action, razor sharp wit and some well-timed character development made for a well-crafted and surprising third installment. Warning: This review contains major spoilers for Iron Man 3. Proceed at your own […]




  • Review: Jack The Giant Slayer

    The following review contains spoilers for Jack the Giant Killer. Please read on at your own risk. Here’s the thing. Fairy tale subversions have been done. To death. Ad nauseum. It’s a quirky new trope that has become very old, very quickly, and with every new adaptation of this folk tale or that, my patience […]


  • “John Dies at the End” has broken my heart

    The Internet is full of people whining about how the movie adaptation of their favorite book wasn’t true to the original. About how Coraline shouldn’t have added in the character of Wybie, how Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban should have shortened the approximately ten-hour CGI fight scene with the Whomping Willow in favor […]