Chris Williams
Thoughts on film, television and pop culture.
Created 24 Aug 2020
  • My 2022 Movie Resolutions
    10 Jan 2022 • 7 min read
    Yes, yes, I know. Jan. 10 seems too late to be making New Year’s resolutions. But I spent the majority of the last two weeks off work, which meant I wasn’t doing too much writing. Instead, I was relax...
  • Franchise Friday: The Matrix Resurrections
    07 Jan 2022 • 11 min read
    This post contains major spoilers for ‘The Matrix Resurrections.” A bit of inside baseball before getting into the post. My original plan had been to kick off Franchise Friday for 2022 with a look at ...
  • Joking at a time like this
    05 Jan 2022 • 13 min read
    Bo Burnham stands in the middle of an empty room, the same confined quarters he’s filmed his special in for the better part of a year. His hair is long, his beard is scraggly and he’s wearing a plain ...
  • My favorite (non-movie) things of 2021
    03 Jan 2022 • 7 min read
    This would traditionally be the week I release my top 10 movies of the year list. But this has been a weird year for movie viewing for me. I spent much of it wondering if I was getting out of writing ...
  • What did you love this year?
    26 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hey everyone! I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday and are taking some time to rest. While I considered publishing some things this week, I actually think I’m going to take advantage of...
  • Merry Christmas
    24 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 0 1
    I nearly stopped writing about movies in 2021. A year without a trip to the theaters or a regular release schedule interrupted the pattern of moviegoing that had been part of my life since I was a tee...
  • Is George C. Scott the best Scrooge?
    22 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 0 3
    On the Fridays leading up to Christmas, Retro Reviews will take a look at various film adaptations of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. A Christmas Carol is one of the most beloved tales in the Engl...
  • SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME is better than it has any right to be (spoilers)
    20 Dec 2021 • 14 min read
    This post has full spoilers about SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME. Spider-Man: No Way Home should not work. A behemoth that concludes this trilogy, furthers the MCU mythology and ties in characters from two u...
  • Have yourself a zombie Christmas musical
    19 Dec 2021 • 4 min read
    Anna and the Apocalypse is the type of movie I love the most: the kind that makes you wonder what the cast and crew were smoking when they thought it up. The fact that director John McPhail tries for ...
  • Franchise Friday: The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
    17 Dec 2021 • 9 min read
    “Everything that has a beginning has an end.” That phrase is spoken several times throughout The Matrix Revolutions. It was on the posters and hung over the trailers. This was it, we were told. What i...
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