From an ill-conceived idea to an apparent ideological quagmire troublingly in tune with the times it was released in, the Joker movie is polarizing for the wrong reasons.Continue reading “I don’t want to watch Joker”
In a role reversal, Fate of the Elder Gods offer players the chance to play in a Lovecraftian universe as a cult leader instead of the traditional investigators. Unfortunately, keeping the traditional serious tone of the genre even after the role reversal makes it a little tone-deaf for me.Continue reading “Fate of the Elder Gods board game review”
Avengers: Infinity War focuses on the character of the super-villain Thanos as far as making him achieve his horrific genocidal plan. This time the villain wins, and it isn’t pretty.Continue reading “Avengers: Infinity War, the villain wins”
The Devil’s Advocate uses Christian mythological images to convey very conservative opinions that must have been way less conspicuous when it was released 21 years ago in 1997.
I bought Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars (2016) in a recent deal that included the 3 original games in the franchise started in 1993. After pulling an all-nighter on it, it feels like an old game: unreadable fights, tedious planet management with a stupid autobuild feature.
As it is a personal tradition in long flights, I’ve been watching low-investment movies, here’s my watch list on my Summer 2018 round-trip between New York and Paris.
RBG is a well-made documentary about an extraordinary woman who still fights for women’s rights to this day, and her matching and supporting husband of lesser fame but no lesser merit. Unfortunately the current US political landscape tainted my reception of this movie without having to do with its quality.
Blade Runner 2049, like many modern reboots or sequel to popular 80-90’s movies, misses the mark spectacularly by failing to identify what made the original great, and ends up being all form and no substance.
Mad Max: Fury Road is arguably one of the most memorable movies of 2015, for a number of reasons. And after having extensively played the eponymous video game released the same year, I feel like it is going further and deeper into human madness than the movie ever went.
Fallout 4 is the latest and in my opinion the best episode of the franchise since Bethesda took it from the cold dead hands of Activision. However this game excels at flattering my natural impulse to pick up and hold everything that’s lying around, and this is what I sheepishly did for nearly 180 hours.