BRECKFLIX

reviews by brecken hunter, m.a.

  • Review: Disclosure (2020)

    June 20, 2020 by

    “A trans companion to the gay and lesbian-focused The Celluloid Closet (1995), Disclosure is an insightful, essential documentary, which explores its subject matter with nuance and respect.”

  • Review: Artemis Fowl (2020)

    June 13, 2020 by

    “Have you ever wanted to see a movie where Josh Gad unhinges his jaw like a demonic snake and then eats dirt while simultaneously blowing it out of his behind? Well, then have I got the movie for you.”

  • Review: The High Note (2020)

    June 6, 2020 by

    “Luckily, even though the film refuses to engage in musical numbers, it does effectively explore a series of themes about music and entertainment.”

  • Black Lives Matter

    May 31, 2020 by

    There is no new review to read this week. “I can’t breathe.” – George Floyd. Please consider donating to one of the following efforts (hyperlinked) to end racial injustice: George Floyd Memorial Fund Minnesota Freedom Fund Campaign Zero #blacklivesmatter

  • Review: Hollywood – Season 1 (2020)

    May 17, 2020 by

    “On the surface, we have our usual Ryan Murphy icons: Veteran actresses in fabulous gowns, a chorus line of hot boys, and an absolute aversion to subtlety. On closer inspection, though, we have, well, all of those things, but also the showrunner’s most hopeful, sincere, and frustrating series yet.”

  • Review: Circus of Books (2020)

    May 16, 2020 by

    “What the couple did do, though, whether they intended to or not, was provide a place of refuge for both gay employees and customers during the era of the social closet and the AIDS crisis.”

  • Review: Good Girls – Season 3 (2020)

    May 16, 2020 by

    ” If there is one thing I have always appreciated about Good Girls it is the criminal incompetence of the characters. That is not to say that any of the characters are unintelligent—well, maybe Annie—but they definitely do not know what they are doing.”

  • Review: #blackAF – Season 1 (2020)

    April 25, 2020 by

    “Barris (the actor) is no actor. His face has a tendency not to move when he expresses emotion. However, the man can deliver a funny line. Like, really funny. Like, I was full-on doing my gay-Joker-cackle that is usually reserved for extra special rounds of The Voting Game.”

  • Review: The West Wing – Season 1 (1999)

    April 25, 2020 by

    “More than anything, I found watching the show both anxiety relieving and inducing because of the surprising timeliness of the narrative. On the one hand, it was quite therapeutic to watch the political figures on screen speak in coherent sentences. That may seem like a low bar, but, given our current state of affairs, watching a president who can articulate ideas and a press secretary who speak in full sentences really was a medicine I did not know I needed.”

  • Review: Tiger King (2020)

    April 3, 2020 by

    “More than any of the outlandish events and people documented in the show, Tiger King is most fascinating because of its undeniable status as a pop culture phenomenon.”

  • REVIEW: AHS: 1984

    March 20, 2020 by

    “Remember in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, when Titus auditions for the new musical Spider-Man Too: 2 Many Spider-Man? 1984 is essentially that, but with slasher villains.”

  • Breckflix Update

    March 13, 2020 by

    Due to some serious family commitments and the current, um, pandemic—there’s a sentence I never thought I’d write—I’m a week behind on my reviews. To make up for the delay, I will have two reviews in an upcoming week. That being said, I might be switching to more streaming reviews as the health crisis continues.… Read more

  • Review: Downhill (2020)

    February 14, 2020 by

    “Overall, I found Downhill to be an enjoyable, if uneven dramedy that owes its moderate success to the strength of Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s performance.”

  • Review: The Turning (2020)

    January 25, 2020 by

    “Once the narrative establishes the spookiness, the film falls into a pretty distinct pattern for the remaining eighty minutes: during the day, the kids are weird; during the night, the kids are still pretty weird, but now there are ghosts.”

  • Review: Dolittle (2020)

    January 17, 2020 by

    “You know that annoying co-worker in your office who cannot stop telling everyone how funny their eight-year-old is? Dolittle is that movie.”

  • Review: 1917 (2019)

    January 11, 2020 by

    “The film is visceral and difficult, not because it asked me to cheer for bloodshed, but because the film captures the true goal of battle, survival, through the magnificent cinematography on display.”

  • Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

    December 28, 2019 by

    “I went in with relatively low expectations and I left with a giddy smile. Though there were a series of troubling decisions for The Last Jedi lovers (like myself), this movie delivers on my personal wishes for a Star Wars movie: cool characters in cool costumes with cool weapons fight stuff cool.”

  • Review: Jojo Rabbit (2019)

    December 13, 2019 by

    “For obvious marketing reasons, trailers and advertisements for the film already told you the movie is an “anti-hate satire,” instead of, say, “the funniest Nazis you’ve seen all year.””

  • Welcome to Breckflix!

    December 2, 2019 by

    I have finally found a way to combine my two passions: film criticism and finding reasons why I’m too busy to exercise.

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