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Category: Reviews

TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale 3×05 — “Unknown Caller”

THE HANDMAID’S TALESEASON THREE Episode Five“Unknown Caller” Review by: Christopher Haskell “We’re all in danger.” — Mr. Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) The moment that baby Nichole/Holly made it to Canada, I began worrying for everyone involved. Not only is June (Elisabeth Moss) now separated from both of her children, but there is a massive target on Luke’s (O. T. Fagbenle) back for harboring the child. … Read More TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale 3×05 — “Unknown Caller”

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Proof Review: Avengers: Endgame (2019)

AVENGERS: ENDGAME Review by: Christopher Haskell “Whatever it takes.” — Steve Rogers aka Captain America (Chris Evans) [If you have not yet taken the ride that is “Avengers: Endgame,” please recuse yourself from this review and rectify that. That said … SPOILERS!] Over eleven years and twenty-two films, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has amassed a substantial amount of fans. Lifelong comic lovers, decadelong fans … Read More Proof Review: Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Proof Review: Wonder Park (2019)

WONDER PARK Review by: Christopher Haskell “We are the wonder in Wonderland” — June Bailey (Brianna Denski) “Wonder Park” may entertain your six-year-old with its sleek, crisp animation, but it doesn’t come close to packing the same emotional punch as anything Disney, Pixar, or Dreamworks puts out. For kids, it looks and feels enough like big studio fare to keep them enthralled, but for … Read More Proof Review: Wonder Park (2019)

Proof Review: Sorry To Bother You (2018)

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU Review by: Christopher Haskell “If you get shown a problem but have no idea how to control it then you just decide to get used to the problem.” Squeeze (Steven Yeun), “Sorry To Bother You” Boots Riley breaks through the clutter with his directorial debut. Take a step back and look at the absurd era we live in, where our … Read More Proof Review: Sorry To Bother You (2018)

Proof Review: Halloween 6: The Curse Of Michael Myers (1995)

HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS Review by: Christopher Haskell “You can’t control evil. You can lock it up, burn it, and bury it, and pray that it dies, but it never will.” Tommy Doyle (Paul Rudd) For being the sixth film in a series about a masked serial killer wreaking havoc on a small-town, almost no one in “Halloween: The Curse Of Michael … Read More Proof Review: Halloween 6: The Curse Of Michael Myers (1995)

Proof Review: The Nun (2018)

THE NUN Review by: Christopher Haskell “I’m afraid there is something very wrong with this place. “ Father Burke (Demián Bichir) In 2014, when Warner Bros. announced that it would be spinning off stories from its highly acclaimed “Conjuring” series, which at the time had just come off of a $41.9 million domestic opening weekend and a worldwide total of $319.5 million, against a … Read More Proof Review: The Nun (2018)

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Proof Review: Dog Days (2018)

“Had this film come out in the early 2000’s, when Paris Hilton was making the dog an accessory, toting her chihuahua in her purse, it might have felt more prevalent. Instead, it comes off stale and tired.”

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Proof TV: Sharp Objects – Episode 1: “Vanish” (2018)

SHARP OBJECTS Episode 1: “Vanish” Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée Written by: Marti Noxon Original Air Date: July 8, 2018 Network: HBO Fully formed and tragically designed, Jean-Marc Vallée’s HBO series “Sharp Objects” kicks off with a mood as distinguishable as the green wallpaper lining Adora’s Southern mansion. Adapting the first novel from author Gillian Flynn (best known for “Gone Girl”), actress Amy Adams submerges … Read More Proof TV: Sharp Objects – Episode 1: “Vanish” (2018)

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Proof TV: The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 – Episode 13: “The Word” (2018)

THE HANDMAID’S TALE: SEASON TWO Episode 13: “The Word” Directed by: Mike Barker Written by: Bruce Miller Original Air Date: July 11, 2018 Network: Hulu Sophomore seasons of TV can be a gamble, especially when the source material ran out after the first one. By focusing on filling in the gaps of this unique world and diving deeper into the already established characters, “The … Read More Proof TV: The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 – Episode 13: “The Word” (2018)

Proof Review: Predator (1987)

PREDATOR Review by: Christopher Haskell “El cazador trofeo de los hombres” means the demon who makes trophies of men.” Anna (Elpidia Carrillo) John McTiernan’s 1987 “Predator” defines machismo, cast with a couple of dozen men and one lone woman, who is only along for the ride. The alien doesn’t even attack her, because, you know, she’s not a threat. There is an opening close-up … Read More Proof Review: Predator (1987)

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Proof TV: The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 – Episode 12: “Postpartum” (2018)

THE HANDMAID’S TALE: SEASON TWO Episode 12: “Postpartum” Directed by: Daina Reid Written by: Eric Tuchman Original Air Date: July 4, 2018 Network: Hulu Secrets and unease are what drive “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Not knowing what the characters’ true motivations are casts a veil of ambiguity over the series and keeps you guessing what will happen next. But the more a spotlight gets shined … Read More Proof TV: The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 – Episode 12: “Postpartum” (2018)

Proof Review: Fahrenheit 451 (2018)

FAHRENHEIT 451 Review by: Christopher Haskell “Fahrenheit four five one is the temperature at which book paper catches fire and starts to burn” Guy Montag, “Fahrenheit 451” Now is the era of television. We’re in the heyday of the long-form medium, where the quality of TV surpasses most feature films by a long shot. It’s a medium that allows for a slow burn, where … Read More Proof Review: Fahrenheit 451 (2018)