“Miles Morales: Shock Waves” Review

courtesy of Marvel Within a year of becoming Brooklyn’s Spider-Man, Miles Morales has queued a list of his five most frequently answered questions such as: is he old enough to be fighting crime? Does he have a fear of falling? Is he related to *that* other Spider-Man from Queens? But the most important curated question…

In The Arms of an Angel: The Hanjobadiel Story [“Lucifer” Season 5, Episode 14]

Courtesy of Netflix If there’s one thing to know about Netflix’s pop-culture smash hit “Lucifer,” it’s that the Devil-to-penis joke pipeline is a flaccid circle.  OK, I’m kidding. The show is obviously much deeper than that. And despite the show’s cheeky (and sometimes over-the-top) innuendo, the emotional beats still hit just the same. You can…

Netflix’s “Yasuke” Travels the Road to What Could be Great Success

Courtesy: Netflix [Editor’s note: mild spoilers]  Partially foraged in history, Netflix’s “Yasuke” takes what it can from the limited details of the real samurai’s origin story.  Luckily,  series creator LeSean Thomas (“The Boondocks”, “The Legend of Korra”) and the stacked co-writing team ; Nick Jones Jr., Alex Larsen and musician Flying Lotus make the most…

“Strawberry Mansion” Sundance 2021 Review

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Tyler Davis. If you were to drain the weird juice from Netflix’s original series  “Maniac,” “Black Mirror”, extract the pulp from  Michel Gondry’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” add a dash of The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever” and a scoop of hallucinogenic plot-laced bananas, you might come…