Tag identity politics

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 Alien film franchise. With nowhere to run and no place hide, an unseen killer lurks out of eyesight and our heroes must… Continue Reading →

George Romero’s Final Film is Back for More Dead!

Per Matt Not a whole lot can shock me early in the morning, while I’m still trying to wake up. But today, while sipping on some strong coffee, I was somewhat surprised to learn that George Romero’s final film will… Continue Reading →

Amazon’s Them Gets Scary in the Suburbs

Per Matt Trauma is a terrible thing. Each and every person may experience it at some point in their lives. So, when you bring four characters together to form a family, placing them into equally hostile environments, each one is… Continue Reading →

Giancarlo Esposito is the Reason to Watch Godfather of Harlem

Per Matt A womanizer. A sleazy politician who uses his pulpit (and the power of the press) to push his priorities front and center, while never quite changing his bad behavior. Some would call him a fraud, but Giancarlo Esposito’s… Continue Reading →

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clichĂ©s, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… Continue Reading →

Alan Tudyk is the Resident Alien

Someone who seamlessly blends into his character, basically becoming unrecognizable in his work. That description is apt for both actor Alan Tudyk, as well as Harry Vanderspeigle, the shapeshifting alien who has crash-landed in Patience, Colorado, masquerading as a small-town… Continue Reading →

Aaron Sorkin Spins Netflix’s Trial of the Chicago 7

Let it not be said that Hollywood won’t find a way to take dark moments in world events and turn them as they see fit. Right or wrong, film writers and producers typically have a long leash when it comes… Continue Reading →

Delroy Lindo Aims For Gold in Da 5 Bloods

Per Matt “After you’ve been in a war, you realize it never really ends. Whether it’s in your mind or reality, it’s just degrees.” As a fan of wartime movies all of my life, I’ve come to expect complicated character… Continue Reading →

David Fincher Explores Old Hollywood in Mank

Per Matt Throughout the years, a majority of film critics have voted Citizen Kane as the greatest movie of all time. Now, I truly believe it is a great one, but it stands as the second best for me (nothing… Continue Reading →

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