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.

A Simple Favor is a Gleefully Icy Comic Noir

I have a confession to make: When I saw Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor, I assumed it was written by Gillian Flynn. It’s not. I was mistaken. The screenplay is actually credited to Jessica Sharzar […]

Wynonna Earp is Scratching the Buffy Itch I Didn’t Know Needed Scratching

Spoiler Warning for all Three Seasons of Wynonna Earp Last week’s episode of Wynonna Earp did something risky with its narrative. It took the season’s most overtly comedic episode and ended it with a gut […]

Review: There’s No Resisting Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

It would be so easy to be snobbish about Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. It’s a sequel to Mamma Mia!, the 2008 adaptation of the Broadway musical that crammed as many Abba songs as was physically […]

Mission: Impossible-Fallout is a Mission Worth Accepting

Is there a franchise more remarkable than Mission: Impossible? It began in 1996, with director Brian De Palma at the helm, constructing a spy film that trafficked in complicated conspiracies and paranoia and felt like […]

Deadpool 2 Ups its Budget and Stakes but Maintains its Anarchic Edge (Spoiler-Free Review)

Walking into my screening of Deadpool 2, I had some trepidation. After all, 2016’s Deadpool worked because it felt so fresh and different from every other superhero film surrounding it on the release calendar. Much […]

The Death of Stalin Depicts the Absurdity of Life Lived in Terror

No one understands the cynical, selfish drives of the political leaders who represent us better that Armando Ianucci. Best known for the series The Thick of It and Veep, he presents a political maelstrom of […]

Phantom Thread Weaves Its Own Beautiful Magic

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread stitches itself together with the threads of different genres: It’s part bitter romantic comedy, part gothic horror, part chamber drama, and all glossed with a surface level delectability. Its mood […]

Film Review: Paddington 2 Is a Complete Delight

There’s a moment in Paddington 2 in which Phoenix Buchanan (Hugh Grant), a once-celebrated Shakespearean actor, is seen on television. Rather than performing a Hamlet soliloquy or Henry V’s St. Crispin’s Day speech, he’s dressed as a […]

How Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri Became the Year’s Most Divisive Critical Darling

This is a spoiler-filled discussion of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the current Oscar front-runner and a film that a lot of people have a lot of problems with.  When I saw Martin McDonagh’s Three […]

The Shape of Water Is a Hopeful Fairy Tale for Our Darkened Times

Guillermo del Toro is a director of boundless passion and zeal. You can feel his enthusiasm and eagerness wafting off the screen. Whether it’s mainstream fare like Pacific Rim or the Hellboy movies or more […]