Movie Review: Moonlight (2016)

Moonlight is a beautiful movie with some pacing oddities. Over the course of three titled chapters, it shows the journey to manhood of Chiron, a gay black man who lives in an impoverished neighborhood plagued by drugs. Masculinity – or the semblance thereof – is the main theme here.… Read the rest

Television Review: Sherlock (2010-2017)

The current BBC incarnation of iconic British detective Sherlock Holmes is stylish, entertaining and increasingly silly. In a world where chaos theory does not seem to be a thing, Sherlock solves cases that grow more far-fetched as the series goes on.… Read the rest

Movie Review: Lion (2016)

On the surface, the story of Lion sounds like fodder for a Lifetime movie or an emotionally manipulative reality tv program. But it is so exceptionally well-told that you may find yourself shedding a silent manly tear or two by the end, even if you were all set to scoff at the obvious sentimentality of it all.… Read the rest

Game Review: Firewatch (PC, 2016)

Storytelling and games have a troubled relationship with each other. Telling a lovingly crafted, intricate story requires that control is firmly in the hands of the teller, while games require a certain amount of control to go to the player. Or at least the illusion of control.… Read the rest

Movie Review: Star Wars – Rogue One (2016)

Overly convoluted family relations tied up in intergalactic conflict? Must be a Star Wars movie. Rogue One takes place right before A New Hope and after the dreary prequels, making it Star Wars 3.5 I guess. The film was spun off from a single line in A New Hope and gives a context to it.… Read the rest

Movie Review: Arrival (2016)

The trailer for Arrival – a film not to be confused with the Charlie Sheen aliens-are-coming vehicle The Arrival (1996) – shows it to be suspenseful and action-packed. While it is the former, it is not the latter. It is something way more interesting than a generic alien invasion movie.… Read the rest

Game Review: Overwatch (PC, 2016)

overwatch-origins-editionOverwatch came along at a perfect time for me. Star Wars: Battlefront had just taught me that online gaming with strangers may not be as masochistic as I initially feared. And now arrived a much-hyped, colorful online multiplayer game that seemed hellbent on maintaining a friendly, positive community.… Read the rest

Movie Review: The Girl on the Train (2016)

the-girl-on-the-train-posterThe Girl on the Train is a thriller about a small group of dyfunctional people. When one of them goes missing, the question is – wha’ happa? The problem is that the culprit and the motive are easy to guess before the movie reveals them.… Read the rest

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