Sonny Bunch

Sonny Bunch

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Culture editor for The Bulwark and Washington Post contributor. I also cohost the Sub-Beacon podcast and host The Bulwark Goes to Hollywood.

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  • Boss Level

    Boss Level

    ★★★½

    A perfectly acceptable GROUNDHOG DAY riff with a couple of very funny moments and doesn’t outwear its welcome at a mere 86 minutes, sans credits. I would be interested to see a voiceover-free version of this; I get the sense that one of the 31 (!) producers on this was like “we need to explain, but by bit, what is happening to the audience.” Then again, maybe I’m wrong and it was in the script from day one.

  • Coming 2 America

    Coming 2 America

    ★★

    Boy, you know what's not good? COMING 2 AMERICA. Just pretty bad all around. A total rehash of the first, but less funny because Zamunda is a less funny locale than Queens, somehow. Bleh. Full review here.

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  • WandaVision

    WandaVision

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The show is fine, but I'm sorry: the effort it makes to recast Wanda Maximoff as a victim rather than the perpetrator of a horrible crime is really off-putting! Monica's whole "these people will never know what you sacrificed for them" ... lady, these people have all been horribly victimized by her for weeks! What the fuck! Why on Earth would they give a single SHIT about her having to give up her fake kids and her fake husband? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills here.

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Did Cliff do it?

    Murder his wife, I mean. There's an intentional ambiguity to the question, an open-endedness. After all, we never see him pull the trigger on that speargun, even if we see his finger curled around it in violation of gun safety etiquette. Kurt Russell's character seems to think he did, as do others on the set of THE GREEN HORNET. Rick, on the other hand, brushes that aside as nonsense. An unfair pejorative slapped on a war…