The Orville: “Home” (2019)

The Orville:
“Can There Be Star Trek Without Star Trek?” Seth MacFarlane’s new show on FOX, The Orville did not get off to a great start. Its pilot was wretched. Directed by the overrated Jon Favreau, “Old Wounds” (September 10, 2017) opens with Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) discovering his wife, Kelly (Adrianne Palicki) in bed with a blue ...

X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse
“The One-Minute Star Trek” A fundamental intervention of my course on film criticism is to get students to see that our false belief in artistic unity does us tremendous damage in approaching the cinema as a useful site of sociological study. When a friend invites us to a restaurant, we do not judge the place ...