Friday, February 23, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A Salute to Cinema's Lovable Losers


The folks at SyFy asked us to select the five most lovable losers in the sci-fi/fantasy world. An interesting challenge, but we were up to it. You can read our latest Debate Club here.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

'Annihilation' Review


The advance buzz wasn't great on Annihilation. But guess what: It's terrific. My review is up at Screen International.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

'Chris Rock: Tamborine' Review


For MEL, I wrote about Chris Rock's new stand-up special, his first in nine years. As always, Tamborine demonstrates what a talented, sharp comic he is. But it also illustrates why his women problems are such a chore to listen to. You can read my take right here.

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Grierson & Leitch Podcast: Superheroes, Soccer and 'The Wanderers'


On the podcast, Will and I review Black Panther and Early Man. Then, for our Reboot segment, we look back at 1979's The Wanderers, which I hereby nickname Problematic: The Movie. You can hear the whole episode below.


Some Thoughts on 'Black Panther'


How do you pronounce T'Challa? How do you deal with online trolls trying to ruin a movie? And why did Black Panther remind me of growing up listening to hip-hop? All those questions are answered in my MEL piece.

Friday, February 16, 2018

'Red Sparrow' Review


Jennifer Lawrence was great in Mother!, but nobody saw it. Passengers was a good idea that was badly mishandled. Not many folks like Joy. So it's fair to say that the Oscar-winner is in a little bit of a slump. Does she rebound with Red Sparrow? Not completely. I reviewed the film for Screen International.

Mos Def - "May-December"

Happy Presidents' Day Weekend.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

What's the Greatest Olympics Movie?


That's the question Will and I try to answer over at Vulture, where we pick the 15 best. I don't think many will predict (or even agree with) what's at No. 1. You can see the whole thing here.

'Early Man' Review


Early Man is the latest animated film from the geniuses at Aardman. Sadly, it's good, but not great. My review is up at Paste.