Pop Detective

Pop Detective

Favorite films

  • Arrival
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

Recent activity

  • The Holdovers

  • Asteroid City

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

  • Blue Beetle

Recent reviews

  • The Holdovers

    The Holdovers

    The filmmakers absolutely nail the low-fi aesthetic of 70s cinema and use it to great emotional effect developing a heartwarming story about a lonely group of misfits who find unlikely community during the holidays at a boarding school. The character growth is satisfying and punctuated with moments of levity and melancholy.

  • Asteroid City

    Asteroid City

    Asteroid City is unfortunately another beautifully made but ultimately emotionally disconnected aesthetic exercise that lacks a sense of humanity. Whimsical production design can only take you so far.

Popular reviews

  • Passengers


    One of the worst examples of the "Abduction as Romance" trope I've ever seen in a movie. The narrative revolves around male entitlement and never resolves its deeply creepy and downright criminal premise.

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Welp Aaron Sorkin sorkined the hell out of The Trial of the Chicago 7. The movie makes a bunch of stuff up to de-radicalize the leftist politics of the activists in order to deliver a watered-down liberal message. Some lines are even copy-pasted wholesale from other Sorkin projects. Tom Hayden and Dave Dellinger, in particular, were much more radical and principled then is shown on screen. The Chicago 7 were not solely motivated by the deaths of American soldiers in…