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: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ pushes Spider-Man, and the MCU, into the future

By now we should all know the phrase (credited to Ben Parker) which governs Spider-Man’s existence. In the five movies in which this current version of Ben’s nephew has appeared, the MCU has wisely avoided giving us yet another utterance of this ubiquitous phrase. As the first film following the …

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REVIEW: ‘Dark Phoenix’ is bad—not funny-bad or offensive-bad, just bad

[*No spoiler review*] As the credits rolled to close Dark Phoenix I looked over to the friend who foolishly accompanied me and remarked, “So when does the movie start?” We then waited a moment trying to put together the words to properly describe the images and noises we had previously …

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‘I’d love to be on set right now!’ An interview with indie filmmaker Lars Henriks

I’ve never made a movie. I’ve always wanted to, I’ve written a couple on my own, co-written a couple more, and even arranged a cast and crew and scheduled a shoot only to have it all collapse, twice, but I have yet to actually make a movie. The excuses are …

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REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ is exactly as big as it needs to be

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The plot of 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' can't help but feel really small, so to speak, compared to the prospect of wiping out of half of all life in the universe, but the off-beat humor keeps the movie brisk when the low-stakes story and low-rent secondary villains aren't enough to propel it forward.

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