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Saltburn Challenges the Good vs. Evil Narrative

In the unpredictable realm of storytelling, there’s a peculiar allure to narratives where the antagonist emerges victorious — the “bad guy winning,” so to speak. While traditional storytelling often revolves around the triumph of good over evil, there exists a… Continue Reading →

Peter Sarsgaard’s Loss is Our Gain in Memory

Dementia has been a persistent presence in my family for several years. The journey began with my father in the late 2000s, culminating in his passing in 2011. Currently, I confront the daily challenges of witnessing my mother gradually succumb… Continue Reading →

The Iron Claw Delivers a Heavy Punch to the Gut

In the rich tapestry of professional wrestling’s history, numerous renowned families have played pivotal roles. The Hart family, hailing from Canada, stands out as a powerhouse, producing iconic wrestlers such as Bret “The Hitman” Hart, his younger brother, Owen, and… Continue Reading →

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is Only Half the Story

Disney doesn’t have a monopoly over the comic book movie realm. Sony Pictures secured the complete film rights to the beloved Web-Slinger by paying a mere $7 million to Marvel in the late ’90s, which was on the verge of… Continue Reading →

Moon Knight May Be Too Complicated for Viewers

Marvel Comics has many properties to pull from. The MCU is already filled with some of the most beloved characters of all time. From Iron Man, Captain America and Spider-Man to Black Widow, Guardians of the Galaxy and the Scarlet… Continue Reading →

Moody Black Lotus Expands the Blade Runner Universe

Is it possible to fall headfirst for a setting, a city and a timeframe, but absolutely despise the theme of a story? That’s kind of my relationship with Los Angeles 2032 and Blade Hunter: Black Lotus.

Clarice Couldn’t Survive the Ghost of Hannibal Lecter

Per Matt Lowly rated horror-themed shows airing on network television don’t usually get multiple seasons to fix their format — especially when they’re an expensive adaptation of a best-selling book series and an Oscar-winning film. And it doesn’t help that… Continue Reading →

Oxygen Fights to Break Free and Breathe

Per Matt Many great stories are centered around tight environments. Specifically, within the science-fiction realm, I’m thinking about the AlienĀ film franchise. With nowhere to run and no place hide, an unseen killer lurks out of eyesight and our heroes must… Continue Reading →

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