Leigh Monson has been a professional film critic and writer for six years, with bylines at Birth.Movies.Death., SlashFilm, and Polygon. Attorney by day, cinephile by night, and delicious snack by mid-afternoon, Leigh loves queer cinema and deconstructing genre tropes. If you like insights into recent films and love stupid puns, you can follow them on Twitter.
“Unification III” might be the most quintessentially 'Star Trek' episode that 'Discovery' has produced.
'Ammonite' is a stony facsimile of other lesbian period dramas that doesn’t make enough of an interesting point to serve as more than an awards-baiting footnote.
'Let Him Go' is such a compellingly performed and written story that it’s difficult not to be enthralled.
There’s so much about it that feels commonplace and ordinary about 'Mortal' that it fails to live up to its extraordinary director.
The point of 'Synchronic' lies in its refutation of defeat in the face of nihilism and chaotic chance.
In the process of being distinctive, 'Discovery's third season lives up to the legacy of what made 'Star Trek' a decades-spanning phenomenon.
It’s easy to nitpick the small things, but “No Small Parts” is such a frantic ride that it’s hard to care all that much.
'Time' skillfully examines the time lost by the families of those incarcerated in the prison system.
'The Antenna' is a very ambitious undertaking that proves too underdeveloped for the complexity it portends.
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