Arcane TV Series (Netflix) (8/10)

After the smash hit Dragon Prince, Netflix graces us once more with an outstanding animated series—this time based on the popular League of Legend video game. This could easily have been little more than an advertisement for the video game, but no. This is legit storytelling with spectacular animation and gripping moments of heartbreaking drama. […]


Ghostbusters: Afterlife (7/10)

Directed by Jason Reitman (son of Ivan Reitman, the director of the 1984 Ghostbusters), this movie focuses on the grandchildren of one of the original ghostbusters. It’s a delightful tribute to the first movie and features many of the same tropes, except with young teenagers. It would be easy to dislike such a young cast, […]


L’arracheuse de temps (7/10)

Ce nouveau film basé sur un conte de Fred Pellerin raconte l’histoire de la mort qui vient chercher ses prochaines victimes. Tout commence alors qu’un pommier est frappé par la foudre et produit des pommes empoisonnées qui foudroient les villageois qui en consomment. Malgré que la facture visuelle du film soit charmante et convaincante, ce […]


Foundation TV Series (4.5/10)

I first read Asimov’s Foundation trilogy (the ORIGINAL material) well over forty years ago. It was (to me) a gateway book into science fiction, which I hadn’t really read before. I have since read the trilogy over a dozen times. It’s a dear book to me and I’ve been waiting for someone to turn it […]


Game Review: Shadow of the Colossus [PS4] (3/10)

Shadow of the Colossus is a majestic journey through ancient lands to seek out and destroy gigantic mythical beasts. With your trusty horse at your side, explore the spacious lands and unearth each Colossi. Armed with your wits, a sword, and a bow, use cunning and strategy to topple each behemoth. Review Very pretty graphics […]


Truth vs Lies

Yesterday, my parents sent me a link from someone who sounded well informed and was spreading alarming information about COVID-19. I’m proud to say that 10 seconds into the video, I paused it and went to do some research. Unsurprisingly, the author of the video was something of a fraud. I’m sharing here a few […]


Thoughts on COVID-19

I’m not writing this for any specific audience. This is just to chronicles some of the events in my life during this crisis, if only so that I have a record of those in the future. There’s No Place Like Home It’s interesting how being isolated at home has an impact on my desire to […]


Bad Times at El Royale (8/10)

Circa 1968, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors – before everything goes to hell. Review Very surprising storyline (Tarantino done right) (+1) Great cast (Chris Hemsworth, […]


L’ultime voyage (6.5/10)

Critique Attentes moyennes–rencontrées, même  un peu surpassées (+1/2) Personnages intéressants (+1/2) Bonne intrigue, sans plus (+0) Fin satisfaisante (+1/2) Film charmant, touchant et bien monté, souffre de quelques petites invraisemblances, mais vaut la peine si ce sujet vous intéresse. Score: 6.5/10


The Happytime Murders (6/10)

Review Medium expectations — met, not exceeded (+0) Good puppet work (+1/2) Bad taste humor (+1) Melissa McCarthy (-1/2) Decent story (+1/2) Did not sustain my interest until the end (-1/2) I love muppets and this Henson Alternative production takes them where few (other than Peter Jackson and, perhaps, Joss Whedon) have taken them. It’s […]