You Should Have Left (2020)

I have previously written only two reviews of films as they were released on video: Dumbo and Fifty Shades of Grey. This is inline with those. A family moves into a house and weird things start to happen. Accomplished films with this premise in recent memory; Insidious, Paranormal Activity, and Sinister have all been produced…

Why ‘Finding Nemo’ is My Favourite

Vote For Nemo in the Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown. I used to be embarrassed to say that Finding Nemo was my favourite movie. I remember seeing it in theatres on June 20th 2003. It was Father’s Day week and my mom had suggested me and my father go for some much needed male bonding time….

Revenge of the Sixth: A Defense of the Battle of the Heroes

Preamble: Any skillfully made film with enough craft and popularity can be interpreted in a variety of ways, so it stands the highest grossing film of 2005, which is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary today gets its ride. We’re talking identity politics, social and political commentary, unwanted scientific takes, needless and thin arguable subtext, and general…

Is Amazon Prime’s ZeroZeroZero a Front for a Money Laundering Scheme?

Unlike Ozark, there is no such humor found in ZeroZeroZero. Aside from a brief respite in Episode 7; a high point filled with unexpected romance and peak relaxation performances, director and creator Stefano Sollima (Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado) hardly concerns himself or his two co-directors with good humour or much laughter. It’s an…

In Its Third Season, Ozark Threatens to Become a Good Show

Ozark, a show that started off as a poor man’s Breaking Bad with worse acting and a lot worse writing, has a lot of angles and plot pivots to play in Season Three. None get more mileage than the modern marital fears of Boomers/ Gen X. I include the label because I was surprised how many…