REVIEW: “Prodigy” (2018)

REVIEW: “Prodigy” (2018)

Horror and suspense movies have certainly gotten plenty of mileage out of eerie children with powers. You could probably list several films off the top of your head that have leaned heavily into this now common horror movie device. The sci-fi psychological thriller “Prodigy” joins the long list of movies who use creepy kids to unsettle … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Crazy Rich Asians”

REVIEW: “Crazy Rich Asians”

When I first saw the title “Crazy Rich Asians” I couldn’t figure out if it was an ill-advised (and cringe-worthy) attempt at racial humor or an inside joke aimed at those within the culture. Turns out I was overthinking things and neither are entirely true. “Crazy Rich Asians” is based on Kevin Kwan’s 2013 novel of the same … Continue reading

RETRO REVIEW: “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”

RETRO REVIEW: “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”

Peter Jackson’s “The Fellowship of the Ring” was an extraordinary introduction to his “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. It not only introduced us to its compelling assortment of characters, but it also firmly planted us within J.R.R. Tolkien’s vast enchanting world. But it’s the second installment, “The Two Towers” where the series truly hits its stride. … Continue reading