All posts by Kelly Konda

Grew up obsessing over movies and TV shows. Worked in a video store. Minored in film at college because my college didn't offer a film major. Worked in academia for a while. Have been freelance writing and running this blog since 2013.

Fox Searchlight to Hulu? $100 Million Budgets? No R-Rated Movies? – Assessing Disney’s Current Streaming Plans

Before yesterday’s earnings calls with Disney CEO Bob Iger, here’s what we knew or at least believed to be true about the Mouse House’s forthcoming streaming service and overall streaming plans: The Disney-branded streaming service […]

Eighth Grade Deserves to Be Seen By Actual Eighth Graders, Not Just Fawned Over By Film Nerds Like Me. A24’s Fixing That.

Eighth Grade is a coming-age-of-story about what it’s like to be a young girl in 2018. Naturally, as a man in my 30s I feel qualified to weigh in on this. Wait. That doesn’t seem […]

The Forgotten Part of The Fugitive’s Legacy: Saving China’s Flailing Movie Theaters

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the Harrison Ford-Tommy Lee Jones 1993 classic The Fugitive, and the retrospectives have been flowing in, from The Atlantic to SceenCrush. “The Fugitive acts as […]

Netflix Review: Like Father Doubles as a Royal Caribbean Ad

Netflix’s new Original Movie Like Father feels a bit like Kristen Bell’s family and Seth Rogen’s family were planning to take a cruise together and then halfway through that planning they decided to just make […]

Film Review: Leave No Trace Lends a Gentle Hand to a Serious Mental Health Crisis

“Do you struggle to stay happy?” Such a simple question is all it takes to send Ben Foster into an emotional tailspin in writer-director Debra Granik’s wonderfully introspective new movie Leave No Trace. Foster plays […]

Ant-Man and the Wasp is Finally Hitting Key International Markets. How’s That Working Out So Far?

Every four years, the majority of the world – other than the U.S., of course – goes crazy over the World Cup, which lands smack dab in the middle of the summer and runs for […]

6 Story Pitches for Star Trek’s New Jean-Luc Picard Show

Patrick Stewart’s career has been blessed. Just last year, he said goodbye to the beloved sci-fi character, Charles Xavier, he played off and on for nearly two decades. Now, he’s returning to that other beloved […]

How the Justice Department’s Review of Decades-Old Film Distribution Rules Could Impact Ticket Prices

From roughly 1905 to the release of The Godfather in 1972, movie ticket prices fluctuated wildly depending on day, type of movie, region of the country, and specific theater. Ironically, even though it had been […]

Why Do We Care So Much About Box Office?

I’m a guy. I’m in my 30s. I have a college degree. And I’m currently a member of a fantasy sports league. Such a cliche, right? According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, the average […]

Something Rotten?: The Gender Bias in Rotten Tomatoes’ The Spy Who Dumped Me Reviews

Two weeks ago, a new study concluded female film critics like movies with female leads as well as movies with female directors more than their male counterparts. Through sheer coincidence, Hollywood is offering up two […]