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History

Stan Against Evil: Gore, Giggles and Learning to Love Horror Comedy Again

Stan Against Evil returned to Starz/IFC this past month for its second season and, as expected, has delivered with a beautifully awkward storyline and cinematic style that rivals and even tops the first season.

Goodbye Christopher Robin Introduces A.A. Milne to a New Audience

Per Matt Growing up, I loved watching the Muppets and reading Winnie the Pooh stories. Throughout the years, popularity has waned for both of these once-proud properties and Walt Disney eventually purchased the rights to Tigger and company, even though the… Continue Reading →

The Arrestingly Entertaining Tale of Barry Seal: American Made

Thank goodness the Tom Cruise-fronted, Doug Liman-directed smuggler story, American Made, wasn’t called Mena.

The Vietnam War By Ken Burns Tells the True Horror Story of the Real Walking Dead

Hey, millennials and other kids born after 1980 (1970, actually), here’s a real-life horror film for you. I know you have a short attention span, so maybe an 18-hour “deep dive” into The Vietnam War may not sound like something… 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 →

Who Will Rule at Con of Thrones?

The world of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones is massive, full of complex mythologies and diverse regions that encompass a huge area. So, what better place to have the very first Con of Thrones convention in Nashville than the… Continue Reading →

Legion and the History of Madness

What then is this fascination which now operates through the images of madness?   – Michel Foucault, “Madness and Civilization”

Is The Curse of Oak Island Any Closer to Being Solved?

If there’s one thing The Curse of Oak Island resolved in the two-hour season finale, it’s that Marty, Rick and the rest of the treasure-hunting crew keep getting closer… but to what? For the most part, the only answers they’re… Continue Reading →

Feud: Bette and Joan — Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

Maybe you aren’t a pop-culture historian and didn’t really know, but Joan Crawford and Bette Davis were archrivals for over 50 years. In case you aren’t in the know, I’ll give you a quick rundown as to why, because Feud… Continue Reading →

Making History Probably Won’t Make History

Making History is one of at least four new time-travel series to hit the airwaves this season, and the only one that is intentionally trying to be funny (I’m looking at you, Time After Time marketing campaign). Unfortunately, Making History is not… Continue Reading →

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