Kristofer Jenson

Contributing writer to C-Ville Weekly. Associate Film Editor of DigBoston. Host of Spoilerpiece Theatre.

The action-packed Godzilla: King of the Monsters brings the summer blockbuster season roaring to life. WARNER BROS

Godzilla: King of the Monsters stomps previous beasts

As other non-Marvel cinematic universes either crumble (Dark Universe), or limp along on life support between occasional jolts of excitement (DCEU), the MonsterVerse has been slowly gaining momentum like a long-dormant giant. It started in 2014 with Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, a technically solid monster flick with excellent creature design that was unfortunately more invested in […]

In the Jordan Peele psycho-thriller Us, starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Evan Alex, a traumatic childhood event resurfaces during a family’s summer vacation. Image courtesy Universal Studios

Second that: Jordan Peele thrills again with Us

With Get Out, Jordan Peele electrified the world of modern horror filmmaking, reinvigorating the potential for strong socio-political messages in harrowing and entertaining packages. The message amplified the scares and vice versa, sending shockwaves all the way to the Academy Awards. With Us, Peele cements his position as a genuine auteur with far more to […]

In Destroyer, Nicole Kidman stars as a burned-out detective who’s spurred into action by the revival of a cold case.
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Action flameout: Nicole Kidman’s gritty performance can’t save Destroyer

Director Karyn Kusama is one of the most interesting directors working today who is not a household name. Her most well-known movies—the groundbreaking Girlfight, the misunderstood Jennifer’s Body and the underseen The Invitation—are very-different-but-terrific showcases for her as a technician. With an ability to extract exciting performances from established movie stars, and a mastery of […]