I don’t know what to make of Blair Witch

The most common criticism being leveled at Blair Witch this weekend is that it’s a lazy retread of the original, and that is completely baffling to me because I had the exact opposite problem with it. I legitimately do not understand how this movie fits in to the established Blair Witch mythology, and it does not at all feel like the…

We need to talk about the ending of ‘Lights Out’

I can’t recall the last time I felt as disappointed with the ending of a movie as Lights Out. For the first 70 minutes, I was enjoying a thoroughly entertaining and scary little film with likable characters and inventive sequences, albeit one with some rough dialogue and plot contrivances. The central metaphor about mental illness and depression was interesting,…

Finding Dory is Pixar’s most disappointing film to date

Over the past few years, Pixar’s newfound love affair with sequels has created a lot of anxiety among hardcore fans. The animation giants who once proclaimed they would never make a part two unless the story demanded it are now be cranking out Cars 2, Monsters Inc. 2, Finding Nemo 2, and the list goes on and on. Has their…

Game of Thrones S6E3 “Oathbreaker” Review – Great Conversations in Elegant Rooms

In some ways, “Oathbreaker” feels like the real start of Game of Thrones Season 6. We finally got the inevitable Jon Snow resurrection over with last week, and so now the series can move forward into new territory. With some other storylines, the show is still treading water, and “Oathbreaker” all in all is not nearly as significant an hour as last…