Punctual Responses

Introducing Punctual Responses, a spot for film reviews! Here you’ll find reviews of new releases, published in a timely manner.

The main blog remains a place for longer form essays and looser musings, which is why I’ve dedicated a separate section of the site to reviews. 

We’ll see how it goes. 





Review: The Sea Beast

  The Sea Beast Directed by Chris Williams Starring Karl Urban, Zaris-Angel Hator, Jared Harris Released June 08, 2022, streaming exclusively on Netflix   Netflix Animation, the streaming behemoth’s in-house animation studio, has only produced a handful of films since launching in 2019 with the Christmas film Klaus. The studio’s output prior to this year […]


Review: The Princess

  The Princess Directed by Le-Van Kiet Starring Joey King, Dominic Cooper, Olga Kurylenko Released July 01, 2022, streaming exclusively on Hulu (U.S.)   The Princess lays its cards on the table from the first scene. The film opens with a swooping exterior shot of a castle tower; the camera zooms through a window at […]


Review: Spiderhead

  Spiderhead Directed by Joseph Kosinski Starring Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett Released June 17, 2022, streaming exclusively on Netflix   Chris Hemsworth may be one of Hollywood’s most underutilized, underappreciated stars. As Thor, Hemsworth became a household name, but the MCU is never where he’s done his best work. One doesn’t have to […]


Review: Watcher

  Watcher  Directed by Chloe Okuno Starring Maika Monroe, Karl Glusman, Burn Gorman Released June 03, 2022, now playing in theaters   A young woman moves to a foreign country with her husband. They arrive together, a unit, but their daily lives quickly take divergent paths. He goes to his job at a marketing firm. […]