The other night I was fishing through some DVDs at the local library. I knew Black Panther was available because I’d checked through the TPL website. So going for the FEATURE BLA section I ha… Source: Black Mass – Not a horror or religious studies film… – Just My Stuff
Let me start by saying that I don’t like the categories “black” and “white.” I think they are misleading on both sides. In reality, humanity is comprised of a variety … Source: Black Panther – A review from a light-skinned guy – Just My Stuff
My doctorate is in psychology and religion so naturally, Joker was on my list of must-see movies. Last night I took the plunge and for the most part, found the film quite compelling. Excellent cinematography and outstanding performances made this worthy of my time. But I felt that Joker fell short with its treatment of… Read More Joker – Reinforcing conventional thinking about so-called mental illness?
This morning while watching the news I learned that Toronto residents rallied to block the filming of violent film sequences where a lethal van attack had been. The old sociological question raises its ugly head once again: Do violent films reflect a violent society or contribute to societal violence? I was mixed about Deadpool 2.… Read More Deadpool 2 – Not a fantasy but a snapshot
Reader – What? You are reviewing a movie that’s nine years old? I know Canada is a bit behind but nine years? Me – Well, I just watched it again the other night. It was a library DVD so who gives..? * * * At first, I couldn’t remember if I had seen this film.… Read More Super quick review of a highly respected flick – The Social Network (2010)
Not exactly an alluring title, I guess. But for the most part, I find the Star Wars spinoffs uninspiring. Maybe I’m just an old guy stuck on the original trilogy, but I do find them the best of the lot. Solo was no exception to my general lack of enthusiasm for the ongoing franchise. While… Read More Super quick review of a wannabe blockbuster – Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
In Norse myth Loki is in some sources the son of two giants who confounds the gods with various tricks until he’s fastened to a rock after bringing about the death of Balder. On the day of Ragnarok Loki will break free and fight in an epic battle against the Norse gods. The American scholar… Read More Loki – A Trickster For Today