Halloween Ends Review

I feel like I’m being pranked.  I feel like, any minute now, somebody’s going to jump out, surprise me, and say, “Gotcha! Now, here’s the real Halloween Ends.”  And I’d say, “Oh, thank Christ!” before sobbing with relief. But, alas, this is not a joke. This is not a drill. This is not a dream. […]

Black Adam Review

The thirteenth installment in the reliably unreliable DC Extended Universe, Black Adam features moments of imagination and high-energy thrills, but fails to capture a needed sense of urgency and astonishment to justify its gigantic ego.  Not that I, or any film critic, would know anything about having a gigantic ego.  Almost five thousand years ago, […]

Supreme Court Opens for Controversy

The United States Supreme Court began a new term at the beginning of October with several controversial cases on the docket and its first Black woman to serve on the bench, Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson (she/her). Following a landmark term that overturned the abortion rights guaranteed for decades by the Roe v. Wade decision, […]