Ah, well met!

Back in the summer of 2007, I viewed Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End in theaters. It was during that fateful summer that I realized that movies could be really, really bad.

Since then, I’ve dedicated my life (okay, my spare time) to the task of examining great films and bad movies alike and assessing them for narrative effectiveness.

Pre-COVID, these examinations, were fairly bitter, mostly caustic, and largely fueled by alcohol. Post-COVID, they’re a little kinder, a little gentler, and written with a cup of tea on standby.

I am no Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Leonard Maltin, or Harry S. Plinkett. Think of me as your friendly neighborhood snooty film critic.

— Roger “Dodger” Piotrowski