Reviews Roundup 2021 pt 1

Some quick thoughts and one-offs on the riffraff and b-sides. Enjoy! *Light Spoiler/Offensive Content Warning* Shadow in the Cloud – 7.5 If you’re into synth bass, steampunk, CGM or b-horror shamelessly ripping off The Twilight Zone, Roseanne Liang’s Shadow In the Cloud is an undeniable good time. It doesn’t so much lack for realism asContinue reading “Reviews Roundup 2021 pt 1”

WestWorld S3, or: A Thorough Catalogue of Every Common Hollywood Error Turning Genius Into Amateurish Failure By Way Of Money, Success & Sequels, or: Form Over Function Always Fails

*Spoilers* I’m not going to spend a lot of breath on this one, largely because I just don’t get a lot of enjoyment out of tearing things down. I know they spent literally millions of dollars on it, and they probably had legit dreams and incredibly talented artists galore, but the honest truth is thatContinue reading “WestWorld S3, or: A Thorough Catalogue of Every Common Hollywood Error Turning Genius Into Amateurish Failure By Way Of Money, Success & Sequels, or: Form Over Function Always Fails”

The New Pope – A Brief Deconstruction

Rating: 9 *Spoilers* You will come to me and you will tell me all the suffering in the world and I will say to you, they are all hysterias of love. John Paul III Finishing The New Pope, having come across it on a Malkovich-inspired whim without any hype or preconception, we haven’t yet seenContinue reading “The New Pope – A Brief Deconstruction”

DNF & WTF List 2/20

HBO’s Watchmen – DNF Despite some originality, Watchmen too often descends into formulaic cop show storylines, and I started tuning out sometime in the 2nd episode. It made for enjoyable background entertainment, for a day of writing, but honestly in the end it was more frustrating than rewarding, to me. Reznor & Ross provide aContinue reading “DNF & WTF List 2/20”

Westworld

Season 3 Preview – 1 & 2 Refresh *Season 1 & 2 Spoiler Warning* I had searched everywhere for my love, except the other side of death. – Akecheta Roll the piano tribute to Nirvana’s Heart Shaped Box, our old Lakota brave walking the glass halls of the underground Mesa, Dante as a time travelerContinue reading “Westworld”