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From Porno to Pulp: A24’s X Enjoys Pleasure Before Pain

Per Matt What happens when an aspiring group of entrepreneurs films a pornographic movie on a rural Texas farm without revealing the finer details to the property’s owners? A24 Films’ latest release, X, exposes its true themes as it repositions… Continue Reading →

Top Gun: Maverick Hits the Afterburners and Never Looks Back

Back in 1986, the world was introduced to the elite school for the U.S. Navy’s best pilots. This school was called the Naval Fighter Weapons School. But the students, as well as the audience, knew it better as Top Gun…. Continue Reading →

Sonic 2 is What Happens When Sequels Fail

I have a love-hate relationship with movie sequels. Sometimes I get pleasantly surprised, and films follow the logical progression of their predecessors. This happened with sequels like The Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Knight and Terminator 2. These elite films… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Turned The Platform From Fiction to Fact

It’s a strange time, across the world right now. COVID-19, a form of the Coronavirus, is wrecking havoc on the populace, both from a health standpoint and in its economic impact. People are succumbing to the virus at an alarming… Continue Reading →

Four Burning Questions for Zombieland: Double Tap

Obviously, it’s time to nut up or shut up… again. I was extremely excited to watch the Zombieland: Double Tap teaser trailer that was released last week, but after rewatching it on multiple occasions, I’ve got four burning questions that… Continue Reading →

D.Va’s Shooting Star Crashes and Burns

Shooting Star is the latest Overwatch animated short. It’s also the worst.

The Shape of Controversy: Guillermo del Toro and Claims of Plagiarism

The Shape of Water has been a huge hit in so many regards. A beautifully articulated and portrayed story of bizarre, forbidden romance wrapped in the trappings of a creature feature, it’s no surprise that the film has received so… 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 →

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 →

Hollow Victories and Bittersweet Endings

There are a lot of different ways storytellers resolve their plot lines. Specifically with limited series or movies, the writer or director implements an underlying theme throughout that is meant to leave a certain impression on the viewer. Full-fledged television… Continue Reading →

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