Irreverent reviews about stuff new and old
Unsolicited opinions on popular culture are administered on the first Thursday of every month.
Film review: Eternals (2021), directed by Chloé Zhao The Eternals are a race of practically immortal beings who have been sent to Earth in a
Film review: The Many Saints of Newark (2021), directed by Alan Taylor tl;dr If everything needs to be a “cinematic universe” these days, one based
Film review: The Bubble (2022), directed by Judd Apatow tl;dr: A less funny version of Tropic Thunder set at an English country hotel during lockdown.
Film review: Once Upon a Time in America (1984), directed by Sergio Leone tl;dr: It’s needlessly long and rapey. Don’t like it. CW: Rape. Spoilers.
TV miniseries review: The Offer (Paramount+, 2022) tl;dr: THIS IS AMAZING AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH. Based on producer Albert S Ruddy’s experiences of
TV series review: Vigil – season 1 (BBC, 2021) td;dr: A chilling thriller decidedly not made for people who find submarine narratives claustrophobic. CW: Claustrophobia
TV miniseries review: We Own This City (HBO, 2022), directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green tl;dr: Baltimore is back! It’s a lot like The Wire, while
TV series review: The Gilded Age – season 1 (HBO, 2022) tl;dr: It’s beautiful to behold but lacks emotional connection and likeable characters. Following on