Movie Review: Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Hollywood has always been interested in taking the easy route towards success and milking whatever successful I.P. it can get its hands on for all they’re worth. The recent nostalgia boom has only made the urge even more lucrative for the major studios, so it comes as no surprise that Sony’s Columbia Pictures would want to try and revive the Ghostbusters franchise. Again.

Movie Review: Being the Ricardos

Sometimes you can watch a movie and tell that it was made almost entirely to exist as Oscar bait.

New Streaming Movies: February 2022

Dream Horse, Perfumes, Ash is Purest White, Wife of a Spy, Small Engine Repair, De Gaulle, The Wine of Summer, and more.

New DVDs: February 2022

Encanto, Eternals, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, House of Gucci, King Richard, and more.

TV Review: The Gilded Age

It’s been 3 years since we last got to experience the soapy, historical escapism of Julian Fellowes’ hit Downton Abbey, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t kept busy creating his very specific brand of entertainment.

Best New Books: Week of 1/25/22

Fiona Davis, Lisa Lutz, Isabel Allende, Heather Gudenkauf, John Darnielle, Imani Perry, Eliza Jane Brazier, Tochi Onyebuchi, and more.

Movie Review: Encanto

There are few movies made anymore that even attempt to capture the sense of wonder and joy that Encanto delivers in spades.

Best New Books: Week of 1/18/22

Zora Neal Hurston, Colleen Hoover, Lisa Gardner, Valerie Bertinelli, Lars Kepler, Bernardine Evaristo, Brian Cox, and more.

Book Review: Matrix by Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff is the sort of author who has such a flawless command of language that a reader can easily find themselves turning pages well into the night just for the sheer pleasure of experiencing their writing.

Movie Review: Mass

There is a lot that has to go right for a movie to achieve greatness: a competent director, a solid script, and good casting to name but a few. But there are some times when a movie is so zeroed in on the performances that it can seem as if nothing else really matters. Mass is one such film.