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Lukas Hawley

Woodshock is as Boring as it is Pretty

I watched the opening credits to Woodshock with high hopes, thinking that maybe the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte would find as much success infusing their artistic sensibilities in a film as Tom Ford found in A Single Man and Nocturnal Animals. If they… Continue Reading →

Unpacking Mother!

One of my favorite activities in a theater is listening to my fellow audience members as I head toward the nearest exit. As an occasional critic, I’ve found that listening to the audience’s reaction to a film is just as… Continue Reading →

Game of Thrones: It’s Time We Had a Talk

All right, let me set two things straight, right off the bat. I am a huge fan of both A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones. I started reading the books and later devoured them after watching… Continue Reading →

From Peggy Olson to Offred: Why Elisabeth Moss is the Actress We Need and Deserve

Elisabeth Moss has steadily become one of my favorite actors working today. I admit, if not for her solid and consistent performance in Mad Men, I likely would’ve lost interest in the TV show after a season or two. Yes, I… Continue Reading →

Dunkirk Might Be Nolan’s Magnum Opus

When I sat down in my theater seat to see Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, I can’t say I was expecting to review a bad film. Nolan is one of those few directors out there who is critiqued on a different level than… Continue Reading →

Black Panther Refers to a Black Panther — Somehow People Are Offended

If there were an international ranking for time spent being offended about things, the U.S. would lead with about the same margin we have on our defense spending.

It’s Time to Give Preacher The Chance It Deserves

AMC’s Preacher has unfortunately languished in relative obscurity. I confess that this has been a constant source of consternation and confusion for me. The TV show is backed and produced by Seth Rogan. Its source material is one of the more famous… Continue Reading →

Ruminating on The Leftovers Finale

I watched The Leftovers final episode last Sunday, hoping for the satisfying ending that Lost never gave me, and though I’m not sure Lindelhoff gave me much resolution, I can say this finale has been stewing around in my head almost constantly… Continue Reading →

Twin Peaks: The Return Is Beautifully Weird

There are few sins worse in pop culture these days than not grasping the current zeitgeist stemming out of a new (or old) piece of content. Indeed, it’s nearly blasphemous as a pop-culture writer to admit a certain ignorance with… Continue Reading →

Mummy Impossible: Franchise Starter

Stephen King’s book, Danse Macabre, is a fascinating take on writing, horror and society. He begins the book by offering three main archetypes. There is the werewolf, the vampire and the thing without a name. He spends much of the next… Continue Reading →

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