Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – A First Step Into a Larger World

This review contains mild spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  If you haven't seen it yet, sorry not sorry.  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is Disney and Lucasfilm’s first entry into the promised slate of Star Wars spin-off films, which will eventually include stand-alones focusing on Han Solo and Boba Fett. Cribbed from … Continue reading Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – A First Step Into a Larger World

Netflix Pick: Force Majeure

Force Majeure is slow, uneventful, and thoroughly entertaining. Ruben Ostlund's arthouse black comedy is a disaster movie in which the disaster never actually materializes, leaving its characters to deal with a much bigger emotional catastrophe, to both dramatic and humorous results. It's pretty rare to find great foreign films on Netflix, so if you're looking … Continue reading Netflix Pick: Force Majeure

You Need To Watch Bob’s Burgers: 6 Episodes for the Uninitiated

For the discerning T.V. fan, “animated sitcom” isn’t necessarily a phrase that inspires confidence. The Simpsons is stale at twenty-six seasons, and not everyone delights in the gross-out sensibilities of Family Guy or the controversy-a-week approach of South Park. Given the rest of the roster, one might be tempted to lump Fox’s Bob’s Burgers in … Continue reading You Need To Watch Bob’s Burgers: 6 Episodes for the Uninitiated