Tag emotional trauma

Blumhouse Peeks Inside the Black Box

Per Matt What are we without our personal experiences or our memories? Without actually knowing who we are, without really knowing our own character, how can we differentiate one person from another? When those very specific aspects are removed, what… Continue Reading →

Blumhouse Productions Explores Paranoia in The Lie

Per Matt Paranoia, with a side of underlying dread, is a dish best served cold. As in a cold sweat. Like, if you’re attempting to escape a serial killer and you know your enemy is watching, but you can’t see… Continue Reading →

Primal’s Visual Storytelling Racks Up Three Emmy Awards

Dialogue is overrated, right? When it comes to some filmmakers, they can’t have enough witty conversations, despite the depictions of their paper-thin characters. But when it comes to Genndy Tartakovsky’s skills, he can craft more emotion with practically no dialogue,… Continue Reading →

NOS4A2 Cancels Christmas(land)

Per Matt A storm is a brewin’ in Season 2 of NOS4A2 and hell hath no fury like vampire back from the dead.

I’m Hooked on Evil and Can’t Wait for Season 2!

Per Matt The origins of real-life evil can be difficult to track, but defining CBS’ television series of the same name may be just as difficult.

Ben Affleck’s Neither Daredevil nor Batman, He’s The Accountant!

Per Matt Making fun of Ben Affleck is a little too easy these days. Everyone has taken a swipe at that low-hanging fruit. But through it all, the actor has made some bold choices with his acting roles and he’s… Continue Reading →

Rick and Morty Teach Story Structure

Per Matt Not quite the storytelling techniques of Save the Cat, but in addition to the bizarre misadventures of mad scientist Rick Sanchez, along with his willingly wishy-washy grandson, Mortimer “Morty” Smith Sr., the first new Rick and Morty episode… Continue Reading →

IFC Films’ Swallow is Hard to Stomach

IFC Films made headlines last year when it bought the U.S. rights for the Carlo Mirabella-Davis film Swallow. This purchase was made shortly after the movie premiered to great accolades at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film’s star, Haley Bennett,… Continue Reading →

Retelling The War of the Worlds

Per Matt H.G. Wells crafted one of the first — and possibly the best — interstellar conflicts with The War of the Worlds. Originally released as a serialized story in 1857, his was a genius tale describing a global alien… Continue Reading →

Frist Art Museum Remembers The Nashville Flood: Ten Years Later

Per Matt When the rain came, Nashville was never the same. Currently appearing at the Frist Art Museum through May 17, The Nashville Flood: Ten Years Later recalls the Great Flood of 2010, which, for the most part, went underreported… Continue Reading →

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