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Time & Pressure — How I Lost My Voice: Part 1

I want to write more. I want to watch more. I want to write about what I watch more. I also work a full-time job, and by full-time, I mean thirteen hours, including showering and my commute. That leaves me with eleven hours to do with whatever I please, right? Except I have a wife and two kids. And since I’m usually gone before … Read More Time & Pressure — How I Lost My Voice: Part 1

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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”

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)

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)

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)

Proof Review: Ready Player One (2018)

READY PLAYER ONE Review by: Christopher Haskell “These three words were always the last thing an OASIS user saw before leaving the real world and entering the virtual one: READY PLAYER ONE” ― Ernest Cline, “Ready Player One” (novel) Taking a 385 page novel and truncating it into an enjoyable two-and-a-half hour feature is no easy feat, yet director Steven Spielberg and writers Zak … Read More Proof Review: Ready Player One (2018)

Proof Review: Ingrid Goes West (2017)

INGRID GOES WEST Review by: Christopher Haskell “You are by far the coolest, the most interesting person I’ve ever met.” — Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza) Our culture has changed, and many of those changes are disheartening. This past holiday season, my family and I stumbled upon an event at the Los Angeles Zoo aptly named the L.A. Zoo Lights, where the entire zoo is decked … Read More Proof Review: Ingrid Goes West (2017)

Proof Review: War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Review by: Christopher Haskell “All of human history has lead to this moment. The irony is we created you. And nature has been punishing us ever since. This is our last stand. And if we lose… it will be a Planet of Apes.” — The Colonel (Woody Harrelson) Andy Serkis’ Caesar is Jesus, Moses, and Willis all … Read More Proof Review: War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)