All posts by Julianne Ramsey

Oh you know, I'm just your typical wallflower, high school theatre nerd who minored in film studies, attained her M.A. in English Literature,works as a substitute teacher, and decided to go to nursing school, but really wants to be a writer who blogs about pop culture, and then have people who. . .wait for it. . .actually read/ look forward to what she writes. In my spare time (when it's there), I watch one of my many blu-rays or DVDs (about 800 now), reading my kindle (one of the greatest inventions ever), playing my ipod (another one of the greatest inventions ever), obsess over b=Broadway musicals and horror films, and play my guitar (badly). In other words, I have no life that doesn't revolve aroung pop culture or school. Sigh.

What Makes Logan So Heartbreaking? (Spoilers)

I have a confession to make: I didn’t cry at Logan. It’s nothing to do with the film’s quality or emotional power. The film has the ability to make you care whether or not a […]

Top 10 Episodes of the Vampire Diaries

It’s always been easy to dismiss Vampire Diaries, CW’s supernatural, soapy, teen romance. Early previews painted it as a Twilight ripoff centered around its photogenic cast brooding and…well, not doing much else. Early buzz did […]

Film Review: The Bleak Beauty of Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan’s bleak, moving portrayal of new grief piling itself upon deep-rooted anguish, exists in a perpetually cloudy and frigid setting. The titular town, comprised exclusively of somber colors, cannot help […]

Film Review: The Romance and Realism of the Flawless La La Land

Sometimes you walk into a film that just feels like it was designed exclusively for you. Watching Damien Chazelle’s exuberant, melancholy-tinged La La Land, it felt as though someone took everything I could potentially love […]

Film Review: Rogue One is a War Film Hiding in a Feel-Good Franchise

Gareth Edward’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story bases its entire narrative upon a single line of text in A New Hope’s opening scroll: “During [a] battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to […]

Arrival is the Film I Didn’t Know I Needed

“What is your purpose on Earth?” That is the question at the heart of Denis Villenevue’s smart, intimate Arrival. Of course, the question is being directed at mollusk-like lifeforms in hovering monoliths, inquiring whether the confirmation […]

Pop Culture Salves for Your Post-Election Depression

This time last week, I awoke to find myself in an election-shaped cloud of despair. I stumbled out of bed, walked over to my mom, and simply muttered, “I hate people.” The week since has […]

Captain America: Civil War: Avenger Against Avenger – A Spoiler-Lite Review

About half-way through Captain America: Civil War, Bucky, the brainwashed, tortured, Captain America partner turned programmable assassin (Sebastian Stan) questions whether or not he’s worth saving. After all, he’s taken lives and committed crimes. Captain […]

Marvel Rewatch, Day 12: Ant Man

In honor of the release of Captain America: Civil War, We Minored in Film’s Julianne Ramsey will examine the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it stands. Marvel Rewatch, Day 12: Ant-Man (2015) After 11 previous entries […]

Marvel Rewatch, Day 11: Avengers: Age of Ultron

In honor of the release of Captain America: Civil War, We Minored in Film’s Julianne Ramsey will examine the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it stands. Day 11: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) This is probably […]