Monthly Archives: October 2015

In Which The Habitrail Critic Calls For An Assist From Bob Vila

One of the most important things that Guillermo del Toro does right in Crimson Peak is make the house a character. In a gorgeously shot movie that otherwise breaks no original ground in terms of plot or character, this is a crucial choice for … Continue reading

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In Which The Habitrail Critic Is The Monday Morning Quarterback Ridley Scott Never Knew He Needed

Here’s the thing about The Martian (which I saw this past weekend): Matt Damon is not the problem. I wouldn’t say this film has 99 problems, but whatever number it does have (and it definitely has a nonzero number of problems), … Continue reading

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Bomp-chicka Nous?

As the revived X-Files approaches its release date, I’ve decided to do what everyone else is doing — watch the whole darn thing from the beginning, to remind myself how it was. It’s become my new homework background; I swear … Continue reading

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