Category Archives: Reviews

Reviews of current releases.

BAYWATCH

When Baywatch debuted on NBC in 1989, it was already antiquated. Constructed around a group of lifeguards saving swimmers from drowning while occasionally tracking down serial killers was thin at best, but with a gaggle of good-looking actors who took … Continue reading

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THE LOVERS

Empty nesters Mary (Debra Winger) and Michael (Tracy Letts) have been married for twenty-plus years but they have probably only been happy for about five of them. Now they awkwardly stumble around each other, trying not to speak and trying … Continue reading

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

Our fathers were our models for God. If our fathers bailed, what does that tell you about God? —Tyler Durden, Fight Club When journalist Bill Moyers interviewed narratologist Joseph Campbell in 1988 he asked why hero stories could be found … Continue reading

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MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA

When it comes to high drama, there probably isn’t any time in a person’s life that is as tumultuous and dramatic as high school. Well, combat maybe, but not everyone has to face the front lines. They do have to … Continue reading

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GHOST IN THE SHELL

What stories will this generation tell the ones to come? If the latest output from Hollywood is any indication, they will tell and re-tell the stories of previous generations with slight variations that aren’t adapted but simply repackaged. Hell, if … Continue reading

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PERSONAL SHOPPER

Not everyone can shop for themselves. Some aren’t very good at it, some are too busy and others are too well known to walk into Cartier without TMZ hounding them out the door. For the high-class clientele, a personal shopper … Continue reading

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THE SENSE OF AN ENDING

A man builds his life. He tells his story, he buries his secrets and he forgets his lies. Then he grows old and begins to wonder: Was I right? Was I wrong? Did I say too much? Not enough? Too … Continue reading

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