Alex Maidy

TV Critic / Columnist

Likes

To piss you off, unpopular opinions, the novels of Stephen King, obscure bands that even hipsters dont know, things that go boom, Reeses Pieces, Cate Blanchett, reading paper books, watching people falling down, a good jump scare, listening to a full album in one sitting, rooting for the underdog, red band trailers, rare steaks, cool beer labels, smooth whisky, properly proportioned image files, top ten lists, VHS tapes, and actually scary movies

Favorite Movies

Being There, The Shining, The Royal Tenenbaums, Suspiria, Seven, North By Northwest, Citizen Kane, The Monster Squad, Begotten, Fight Club, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Army of Darkness, Children of Men, Blade Runner, The Big Lebowski, Casino, Pi, Dumb and Dumber, The 400 Blows, Small Change, Bonnie & Clyde, Cool Hand Luke, Moulin Rouge, Gangs of New York, Shallow Grave, The Rock, The Incredibles, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Gate, Prince of Darkness, Oldboy, The Dark Knight, The Lord of the Rings, The Tree of Life, The Exorcist III, Midnight Special

The Regime TV Review

Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts have a blast in this dark and hilarious satire that may not be that far from reality.

Spaceman Review

Adam Sandler delivers another excellent dramatic role in a unique film about love and loneliness in the depths of outer space.

The Gentlemen TV Review

We review Netflix and Guy Ritchie’s expansion of this 2020 hit film, The Gentlemen, with this series being a slick continuation.

Shōgun TV Review

Hiroyuki Sanada produces and leads a stellar take on James Clavell’s novel that surpasses the 1980 network mini-series.

Constellation TV Review

Led by the great Noomi Rapace and Jonathan Banks, this psychological sci-fi thriller gets as much right as it gets wrong.

Ordinary Angels Review

Hilary Swank and Alan Ritchson lead an emotional and inspirational film about faith that is formulaic but effective.

The Promised Land Review

Mads Mikkelsen and Amanda Collin are excellent in director Nikolaj Arcel’s kick-ass historical epic, which ranks with the best in recent memory.

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