Sitemap - 2023 - Appetite for Deconstruction

'Eileen' Believes in Nothing, Lebowski

‘Poor Things’: Come on Bella Let’s Go Party

On the Seventh Day, Bradley Cooper Created 'Maestro'

The New Golden Age of ‘Godzilla’

John Woo’s 'Silent Night': What if Charlie Chaplin Had an AR-15?

Deconstructing 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny'

'Nyad,' 'American Splendor,' and the Brechtian Biopic

Ridley Scott's 'Napoleon,' Blown Apart

Next Goal Wins the Hunger Games

This Is the Best Scene in ‘Gladiator’

'Thanksgiving' Is Exactly the Movie You Think It Is

'Saltburn,' 'Promising Young Woman,' and Emerald Fennell's Problem with Endings

'Dream Scenario': An Anti-Beta Soyboy Manifesto

The Meh-vels

You’re All Wrong About 'Eternals'

Freedom Sounds an Awful Lot Like Stupidity

The Marvelous 'Ms. Marvel'

'The Holdovers' Is Funny, Sad, and a Little Slight

'When Evil Lurks' Is a Great Film and a Tough Watch

'American History X' at XXV

David Fincher's 'The Killer': A Good Version of a Movie You've Seen Before

'Dark Harvest' and the American Tradition of Sending Young People to Their Doom

'Anatomy of a Fall': A Cinematic Rorschach Test

Scorsese/DiCaprio: 'Killers of the Flower Moon'

Scorsese/DiCaprio: 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Scorsese/DiCaprio: 'Shutter Island'

Scorsese/DiCaprio: 'The Departed'

Scorsese/DiCaprio: 'The Aviator'

Scorsese/DiCaprio: 'Gangs of New York'

'Dicks: The Musical' is the Liberal Propaganda of Republicans' Nightmares

'The Royal Hotel' and Patriarchal Smog

'The Exorcist: Believer': Thank God Friedkin and Blatty Didn't Live to See This Garbage

'The Exorcist' Already Has a Perfect Sequel

A Tale of Two 'Exorcist' Prequels

'The Creator' Is Not Creative

'Saw X' is Saw-xy

Seen: 'Jigsaw' and 'Spiral'

Seen: The Hackl/Greutert Years

Seen: The Bousman Trilogy

Seen: 'Saw'

'Dumb Money': Dumb Movie

'Striking Distance' and the Subtle Art of Setup and Payoff

'Lost in Translation' at 20: Funny, Philosophical, and Problematic

'Rounders' 25th Anniversary Rewatch


'Cobweb' Is the Scariest Movie of 2023

What to Watch Based on Which Current Crappy Theatrical Release You Wish Was Good

Let the 'Bottoms' Hit the Floor

Appetite for Deconstruction Is Now on Substack

Regarding Superhero Movies, 'Blue Beetle,' and Murder

R.I.P. William Friedkin

Revisiting 'The Fugitive' for Its 30th Anniversary

Re-Watching 'The Meg' in Anticipation of 'The Meg 2'

Overthinking 'Oppenheimer'

A Heterosexual Cis-Gendered Middle-Aged White Male Mansplains 'Barbie'

Barbenheimer: 'Tenet'

Barbenheimer: 'Little Women'

Barbenheimer: 'Lady Bird'

Barbenheimer: 'Dunkirk'

Barbenheimer: 'Mistress America'

Barbenheimer: 'Interstellar'

Barbenheimer: 'Frances Ha'

Barbenheimer: 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Review: 'Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One'

Mission: Rewatchable - 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout'

Mission: Rewatchable - 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'

Mission: Rewatchable - 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'

Mission: Rewatchable - 'Mission: Impossible III'