REview: The Haunting of Bly Manor, Season Two (2020) | Brilliantly Poignant

I was more than impressed by Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix because beyond being wildly entertaining, it’s an exemplar on how horror can be more than what people typically expect of it, which is to say entertainment that’s well-acted, well-written and visually beautiful. And that’s not at all unusual if you’ve […]

Apparently Gareth Edwards is Still With Us

Which I mention because after 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story I thought that the mediocre experience Edwards seemingly had making the movie drove him from Hollywood all together. It wouldn’t be the first time. Stephen Norrington quit movie making after the terrible time he had directing 2003’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Apparently […]


“What’s surprising is not that ROGUE ON: A STAR WARS Story has earned almost $850 million worldwide, but how astoundingly mediocre the movie actually is.” The biggest problem with Gareth Edwards’ ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS Story is that it’s two movies. For the bulk of it’s time it’s a war movie, and a not […]

Millenium Falcon Footage

Truth be told, I am neither a huge Star Wars fan (beyond the first film and its sequel, The Empire Strikes Back) nor too interested in J.J. Abrams as a director (way too many lens flares).  That being said when video of the Millennium Falcon is posted, you repost it. Because “when you’re nose to nose […]