Wonder Woman (2017)

“Wonder Woman” feels like a natural, iterative next step in the DC Extended Universe in all the ways that “Suicide Squad” didn’t. Director Patty Jenkins organically builds off the tone and style that Zack Snyder, director of “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, set up in those first two movies, as…

The Mummy (2017)

A surprisingly thorough misfire. Even Tom Cruise can’t really elevate this film beyond its mess. Russell Crowe has fun at least, but feels like he’s in an entirely different film (perhaps a much better one) than the rest of his co-stars. His humour and sense of camp is enjoyable, and feels fitting to a “Universal…

The Monarch of the Glen (2003) by Neil Gaiman

A short and sweet novella set after “American Gods”. It felt like a very organic continuation, perhaps due to how episodic “American Gods” already was, but being so short if felt more naturally like a fairy tale or small bit of folklore in a way that only the “coming to America” segments in “American Gods”…