Nick Gates




Hustle, 2022 – ★★★★

Jeremiah Zagar and Adam Sandler give us a grounded and detailed look behind the curtain of professional basketball in one of the better sports films of the last few years. Sandler shines as Stanley Sugarman,...

Discuss Peacemaker Episodes 1-3 Review

In this podcast we examine the history of Peacemaker and his comic origins, give our thoughts on James Gunn, and finally give our thoughts on the first three episodes of Peacemaker on HBO MAX.

Discuss Peacemaker Episode 3: Better Goff Dead

Discuss Peacemaker Episode 3 Peacemaker gets whooped, Vigilante has toe trouble, and Adebayo freezes up.

Discuss Peacemaker Episode 2: Best Friends For Never

Discuss Peacemaker Episode 2 Peacemaker gets trapped, The Team searches for a mole, and Vigilante and Peacemaker go full Florida Man

Discuss Peacemaker Episode 1: A Whole New Whirled

Discuss Peacemaker Episode 1 Peacemaker meets the team, Eagley is reunited with his bff, and Jane Dirt attacks!

Nightmare Alley, 2021 – ★★★½

In Nightmare Alley, the scope and suspense of 1940s Noir is lovingly represented. Del Toro’s dark, sprawling film delivers gorgeous frames, showcases fearsome performances, yet sometimes feels constrained by its classic influences.

King Richard, 2021 – ★★★

Even among an amazing ensemble of performances, Will Smith stuns as the titular patriarch of champions. Reinaldo Marcus Green crafts a fun and inspiring tennis ride, just don't expect it to break new ground or transcend its genre.

The Tragedy of Macbeth, 2021 – ★★★★½

Joel Coen’s take on the Shakespeare classic is efficient, minimal and thunderous. Forgoing any attempts to expand upon the story and instead simply showcasing it.

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