Irreverent reviews about stuff new and old
Unsolicited opinions on popular culture are administered on the first Thursday of every month.
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.
Film review: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014), directed by Phil Alden Robinson Henry Altmann (Robin Williams) is a man who gets angry about pretty
Film review: Gangster Land (2017), directed by Timothy Woodward Jr With a stellar rating of 4.4 on IMDb, Gangster Land ended up on my Netflix
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
TV-series review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – season 4 (Amazon Prime, 2022) Unceremoniously dumped on the airport tarmac at the end of the third season
TV series review: The Wheel of Time – season 1 (Amazon Prime, 2021) Tl;dr: Mixed emotions (SO MANY FEELS). It’s not perfect, no, but I