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Critics have mostly praised Deathloop as being a great game, even a game-of-the-year candidate. But many fans have responded in a different way, rejecting the claim of a masterpiece and even questioning, “Is this a good game?” Like the drunk guy who can’t have a good time at the party unless everyone is drinking, consensus feels good. Yet consensus is often plagued by insecurity and one’s lack of ability to validate for themselves. Today we...

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As I sit here typing, my hands ache, withered. Sleep deprived, my head feels heavy. When I close my eyes I see blue and purple particles of light flowing through the black. When I dream, it is me picking up little green vials of health at warp speed. I think I am officially in the time loop that is “Returnal.” Yet there’s a wry smile on my face peaking through this exhaustion, as I just...

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If you’re ready to take the Mortal Kombat plunge, I highly suggest listening to the theme song to get you hyped for the experience. I forgot just how hard the song bangs, mentally transporting me to a 90’s rave, and of course video game nostalgic glory. Once you’ve done that you’ll be in the proper mood to handle many of the underwhelming and sometimes downright awful aspects of Warner Brother’s new blockbuster movie. Mortal Kombat...

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Well, if you’re here because you want to know, is “Godzilla vs. Kong” worth my time, then I think you already know the answer. I mean are you really on the fence? You know what you’re getting into people! So either commit, or don’t get on the roller coaster. Are you expecting to watch this and have insightful long dialogues with your partner into the wee hours of the night about the immorality and audacity...

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Judas and the Black Messiah opens a new window for us to peer inside the story of Illinois Black Panther leader Fred Hampton and his friend/FBI informant William O’Neal. It’s a captivating ride, rooted in reality and unstitched from the overdone nature of many Hollywood historical dramas. This balanced yet sometimes incohesive picture provides entry to thought and reflection without a smothering hand. The film tells the story of two men who face a daily...