Detroit Cineaste

Reviews of movies and television programs

Jurassic World: Dominion

Dominion is a solid closing chapter to the Jurassic World trilogy. Chris Pratt and the dinosaurs are on hand again, and neither disappoint. Director/writer Colin Trevorrow takes the story in some exciting new directions, and introduces several interesting new characters. Much better than expected. Recommended. Continue reading Jurassic World: Dominion


A well-crafted and well-acted horror movie that quickly reveals itself to be a pedantic lecture by that professor you always hated in college. Not recommended. Continue reading Men

Top Gun: Maverick

Tom Cruise returns as Maverick in this sequel to Top Gun. The movie is like all late-career Cruise movies: well-made, entertaining and surprisingly chaste. If you liked the original, or Cruise in general, you’ll like this movie. Recommended. Continue reading Top Gun: Maverick

The Northman

The legend of Amleth was the basis for Hamlet, but Nothman is no Hamlet. For a movie that features sword fights, several witches, Nicole Kidman and Anya Taylor-Joy, it should be much more fun than it is. The movie has its moments but is basically an endurance test. Not recommended. Continue reading The Northman


A goth-lite supervillain origin story, featuring a canned heat performance by Jared Leto and some nifty special effects. The plot is completely ridiculous but the movie is mildly entertaining in spite of it. Continue reading Morbius


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