Red Dead Redemption 2: Distractions and Disrespect

I bought Red Dead Redemption 2 the day it came out, and I’m one of 17 million people to have bought it within the first two weeks of its release. The game made nearly three quarters of a billion dollars within its first three days. For perspective, Avengers: Endgame made $1.2 billion in its opening … Continue reading Red Dead Redemption 2: Distractions and Disrespect

Jojo Rabbit vs Parasite: Satire, “Satire”, and SATIRE

[Spoilers for Jojo Rabbit and Parasite] On the poster for Jojo Rabbit, you can see in big, colourful letters: JOJO RABBIT AN ANTI-HATE SATIRE. Let’s break that down within the context of the film itself. When it comes to “anti-hate,” Jojo Rabbit does the bare minimum. It’s a movie about Nazism at the end of … Continue reading Jojo Rabbit vs Parasite: Satire, “Satire”, and SATIRE

A Meandering Midweek Midsommar Examination

Previously on What’s Joey Been Watching?: “...can I look past the weak plot and structure and love Midsommar? I can’t.” “...every long, atmospheric shot of an idyllic Swedish landscape made me feel like 30 minutes could be cut out extremely easily.” “Find more ways to hurt me, Ari.” In our discussion of Midsommar, Noah and … Continue reading A Meandering Midweek Midsommar Examination