JP Spence
JP Spence

JP Spence is a writer, screenwriter, and improviser living in Los Angeles. He previously served as the media critic for the Topanga Messenger and as Editor-In-Chief for the LA Valley Star. You can find Josh @JP_Spence on twitter or at any press screening.

Strange Things…More Like “Sampled Things”

The ignorance of youth has never been more glaring. To be clear and to make it official, Michael Bay is officially off the hook. Any and all shorthand for lazy directing or…

Dark Phoenix: Not With a Bang, But With a Whimper

All the things left undone in the final X-Men movie would’ve made for a better ending. Twelve films in and, yes, the tagline is true: The X-Men’s greatest enemy is itself. If…

Endgame Rewrites Its Own History

After the sour note of “Infinity War,” the Russo Brothers end this chapter on a high note. Eleven years and 21 films for one moment. For the actors in the Marvel Cinematic…

The Battle for Winterfell Victorious

An all-time episode clears the path for Game of Throne’s final episodes. To get a truly visceral reaction to Episode 3 of Game of Thrones, The Battle of Winterfell, my show notes…

Us and Them

A truly intriguing film that has a lot to live up to. Living up to its name, so much of Us hinges on duality. There are too many Easter eggs hidden and…

The Dirt Couldn’t Be More Sterile

Raunchy rockers get revisionist spit shine instead of unabashed truth. Since their inception, Mötley Crüe has made their bones on being the kings of sleaze. It’s baffling as a fan of the…

The 91st Academy Awards

This is my ninth year covering the Academy Awards in an official capacity and, with each growing year, the divide between voters and the public audience gets deeper and wider. What exactly…