Witchin’: A Crudely Creative Fantasy Short

3.5 out of 5 stars (above average) Thank you to AFI Conservatory for reaching out to me for this review. Christina Dimanatara’s new short film Witchin’ should be on more people’s radar.  Best described as a cross between The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Seth Rogen humor, the 20-minute short casts a charmingly juvenile spell… Continue Reading

Cruella: Dark Disney Prequel Is Devilishly Fun

4 Dalmatian Coats Out of 5 (one of the best of the year) This review originally appeared on The Illuminerdi on May 26, 2021.  Check it out here. I was skeptical when Disney announced a prequel film following Cruella De Vil.  Could they maintain the fun darkness surrounding this character, let alone find someone who… Continue Reading

Mortal Kombat: A Komplete Mess Fans Will Adore

3 out of 5 stars (average) Watching Mortal Komat is like watching a young child mash all their favorite toys together.  It’s loud, confusing, and nonsensical, but you can tell the kid’s in heaven.  (Hopefully) unlike a kid playing with his toys, it wears its R-rating like a blood-soaked badge of honor that shows the… Continue Reading

Godzilla Vs Kong: A Monumental Monster Basher

3.5 out of 5 stars (above average) Note: If you have epilepsy and/or issues with prolonged loud noises, do not see Godzilla Vs Kong. Godzilla Vs Kong knows exactly what it is, what audiences want from it, and gives them just that.  If you enjoyed the human focus in Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, and Godzilla:… Continue Reading