Doctor Strange – Movie Review [SPOILER-FREE]

I appreciate Doctor Strange—it tries really hard to hit all the right notes; it works to make you smile. Scott Derrickson had a tough gig with this one, I suspect—trying to sell audiences on the philosophy and magic of Marvel’s laconic wizard in a post-Avengers, post-Guardians of the Galaxy world.

Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

It’s long – too long by a good hour. And the chroma key (green screen) moments still fly in the face of otherwise sterling production values. Why? Who knows. It deviates from the core story with lumpy stretches of exposition and wholly invents action scenes solely to provide popcorn-chewing moments late in the film. The…

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My name’s Patch. Once upon a time, I did lot of writing for – as Entertainment Editor for the Australian branch. As a part of that, I also did a lot of film reviews, and these were a big part of what I loved most about the job. As people do, I eventually moved…