Jess Kroll

Jess Kroll
Jess Kroll is a novelist and university professor born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and based in Daegu, South Korea. He has been writing film reviews since 2004 and has been exclusive to Pop Mythology since 2012. His novels include 'Land of Smiles' from Monsoon Books and young adult series 'The One' and 'Werewolf Council' from Epic Press.

REVIEW: Death is not the end for ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

What made Chadwick Boseman’s death in August 2020 such a shock wasn’t just that he was so young (43), so vital (having just starred in the first billion-dollar black-led film), so beloved (again, billion-dollar film) and so talented (with pre-release Oscar buzz for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), but that it …

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REVIEW: ‘Blonde’ is not what we want of Marilyn. It’s what we made of her.

Let’s face it, the world needs another Marilyn Monroe biopic about as much as we need another prestige film about the British royal family. Few Hollywood figures have been as thoroughly and exhaustively examined on film, with more than twenty actresses either playing Marilyn Monroe or playing characters that are …

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REVIEW: ‘Uncharted,’ a game that wants to be a movie is now a movie that should be a game

Starting with Drake’s Fortune in 2007, Naughty Dog’s Uncharted video game franchise has become renowned for its effective storytelling, impressive setpieces, and memorable characters. Inspired by adventure novels, pulp magazines, and the Indiana Jones and National Treasure movies, the game and resultant franchise of the first popular examples of a …

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Pop Mythology’s 10 Best Movies of 2021

I think we can all agree that 2021 was an extremely divisive year. Beginning, for Americans at least, with an event that, even a year later, half the country still doesn’t think happened the way the entire country saw it happen, the first year of the new decade saw greater …

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