8

The Paper Tigers

Quoc Bao Tran

A middle-aged bromance of reliving high school adventures with classic Hong Kong martial arts movie tropes. 

8

Bloody Bride

BRIDEAR

BRIDEAR — especially on their new album Bloody Bride  — is a lot of fun.

8

Star Wars: The Bad Batch - Season 1

Various

The unique clones from the end of the Clone Wars try to navigate the early days of the Empire.

7

Yasuke

LeSean Thomas

Yasuke is an upcoming original net animation series loosely based on the historical figure of the same name, a warrior of African descent who served under Japanese daimyo Oda Nobunaga during the Sengoku period of samurai conflict in 16th century Japan.

8

Without Remorse

Stefano Sollima

When a decorated Navy Seal is targeted by a group of foreign agents, he fights back with a vengeance in the rousing action thriller, Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse.

7

STOWAWAY

Joe Penna

One of them dies or they all die—how do they choose?

7

Shadow and Bone - Season 1 [the first two]

Various

An aesthetically pleasing epic fantasy adapted from a bestselling YA book series. 

8

Arlo the Alligator Boy [mini-review]

Ryan Crego

Arlo the Alligator Boy is simply beautiful; nuanced in ways that are accessible to kids no matter their age.

9

The Battle at Garden’s Gate

Greta Van Fleet

There were moments listening to this album that I was sure I was hearing the future, and there were moments where I was just as sure that the mid-70s lineup of Canadian prog gods Rush had somehow travelled forward in time and possessed the bodies of younger men to make some of these songs.

8

Thunder Force

Ben Falcone

Two estranged childhood friends reconnect while trying to save Chicago with newly acquired superpowers.