• Orphan Black: 3.5 “Scarred by Many Past Frustrations” Review

    Orphan Black this week is weirdly a storytelling episode. I mean, it’s not like everyone’s LET ME TELL YOU THE STORY OF MY LIFE, but everyone is telling little stories—snippets of pasts we’ve suspected but haven’t seen, revisionist histories that tell us so much about the people telling them,...
  • Those Were Her Words: A Review of Mad Max: Fury Road

    Okay, y’all, Mad Max: Fury Road (MMFR) is the Mad Max film that we’ve all be waiting 30 years for. (I am thoroughly flummoxed that it’s been 30 years.) But, more importantly, this is the Mad Max film that George Miller has been waiting 30 years to make, and...
  • Review: ODY-C #5

    Okay, just to get this out of my system now because—OMG—Aeolus is a creepy, murderous, duplicitous jerk. There’s this. TELL ME THAT THIS ISN’T LITERALLY THE MOST TERRYFYING LEER IN THE HISTORY OF EVER. Ugh, and this is Aeolus at his least offensive. (I’m still in the Land of How Unfair It Is with...
  • BAMF Women Superheroes: The Ingenuity of Soranik Natu

    “I’m not afraid.” —Soranik Natu (Gibbons and Johns 28) Soranik Natu—neurosurgeon, inhabitant of Korugar, child of Sinestro, Green Lantern—first appeared in Geoff Johns, Dave Gibbons, and Patrick Gleason’s Green Lantern Corps: Recharge #1 in November 2005 and was one of the many new Green Lantern recruits after Hal Jordan...
  • The Messengers: 1.5 “Eye in the Skye” Review

    This time, on The Messengers—*insert epically cheesy Joshua-voiceover that totally seems to forget that the Devil was the star that fell and turned them into the Angels of the Apocalypse*—we have the beginning of the search for Pestilence. Which isn’t a pandemic. And, this might be the first actually...
  • Daredevil: 1.11/1.12 “The Path of the Righteous”/“The Ones We Leave Behind” Review

    It seems like we spend an inordinate amount of time talking about the (white) men on Daredevil—as is evidenced by the fact that I’ve seen people talk about Wesley’s death in “The Path of the Righteous” but haven’t seen anyone mention that Fisk murders Ben in “The Ones We...
  • Review: Saga #28

    Just—I’m feeling a telenovela-esque moment coming on. Because Saga, this time, is feeling kinda ridiculously space-soap-opera-y with the split storylines:  Alana, Hazel, Klara, and Dengo’s visit with the terrorists led by a Naga (i.e., the Last Revolution—which sounds like a dance troupe and may, in fact, have been Prince’s back-up dancers in...
  • Review: Ms. Marvel #15

    We pick-up this week with Kamala’s meeting with Lineage and Co.—already in-progress. And, it’s not going well because Kamran is literally gross and awful, and his language and essential victim-blaming of Kamala—victim-blaming that is based upon Kamala’s acceptance of a ride to school and the subsequent rejection when it turned out that...
  • Agents of SHIELD: 2.21/2.22 “S.O.S., Part 1”/“S.O.S., Part 2” Review

    Okay, so Jiaying isn’t wrong. All of this started when SHIELD was created to protect the world from people like the Inhumans—or, at least, when HYDRA infiltrated SHIELD and changed the way that SHIELD’s directive was enacted (and whether Peggy and Howard were complicit in that infiltration by their...