Mickey’s Christmas Carol

This is not so much a review as a reminder that there are fun things out there beyond the average Marvel sidekick character spin-off series. Not that I hate or even dislike Hawkeye or Black Widow—they’re cute little characters—but they don’t hold my interest for long. I can’t understand how anyone could sit through mindless …

The Sixth Sense

In this article there are potential spoilers. Be warned. M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense is a movie which can be considered a masterpiece for a variety of reasons. It has all the necessary elements. The movie was initially advertised as a psychological thriller with mystery and suspense added. In each of those categories—thriller, mystery, …

Recently Viewed: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

This is a post about movies and movie ratings and cowboys and violence, and a renegade bum. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, or as it was titled in Italian: “Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo” is a movie which will draw you in. It tells a story of three men on the trail …

Recently Viewed: Solo

You can NOT listen to the critics. I watched Solo: A Star Wars Story and it was actually far better than most of the critics claimed. The sci-fi action is fun to watch. The characters are well played. Do we owe the entertainment factor to Alden Ehrenreich who fits the part of Han Solo so …

Recently Viewed – Alita: Battle Angel

Discernment was my post where I quantify the merits of all fiction, whether a piece of fiction is literary or cinematic. I’m currently ruminating on the critical process. Ever since I got some worthy and worthwhile advice on how to make my critiques more specific, I’ve been trying out a few new ways. There was a …