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What Pop Culture Was Like the Year the Marvel Cinematic Universe Started

2008 was a monumental year in human history. The American economy almost fell apart, threatening to take down the rest of the world with it. Barack Obama became the first black President of the United […]

Netflix Review: They Don’t Make Movies Like Kodachrome Anymore, But Maybe There’s a Good Reason for That

A beaten down record company A&R man makes one last stand. As his admiring love interest and sickly father look on, he faces down the band he absolutely must sign to keep his job. “You’re […]

Venom Trailer Reaction: Taking An Admirably Big Swing

“See we didn’t forget to put Venom in the movie!” That was Tom Rothman’s defiant boast from the stage of Sony’s CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas. A couple months back his film studio put out a […]

Netflix Has the 1998 Lost in Space Movie. I Should Finally Watch That. [Comes Back 2 Hours Later.] That Was a Huge Mistake.

With the internet going crazy over Netflix’s new Lost in Space series, I thought it would be a good idea to look back at the 1998 movie. Sigh. I was wrong. I was so wrong. […]

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 […]

Fallen Kingdom Trailer Reaction: Does This Mean Jurassic World Is a Gothic Horror Franchise Now?

After Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s first official plot description and over-hyped trailer were met with mockery and confusion, Colin Trevorrow took to the internet to defend what has now effectively become his franchise. J.A. Boyona […]

Career Box Office Milestones for Directors Will Soon Morph Into Simple Reflections of Who Made the Most Marvel Movies

Steven Spielberg, as the internet has been happy to report, just became the first director to cross $10 billion at the worldwide box office. That’s neat. What does it mean, exactly? Not much. It simply […]

Cathy Yan Has One Indie Movie to Her Name. Now She’s Directing a Hollywood Blockbuster. A Bunch of Dudes Already Know the Feeling.

In terms of Hollywood career paths, Cathy Yan’s might be hard to emulate: born in China, raised in Hong Kong, moved to D.C., became a reporter for The Wall Street Journal based out of New […]

Blockers or: What we mean when we say gender parity in Hollywood will lead to better movies

Blockers is the type of movie we’re talking about when we say gender parity in Hollywood will lead to better, more interesting stories. A female director managed to come along and revive the teen sex […]

Revisiting Spielberg’s War of the Worlds: The 9/11 Parable is Strong in This One

It’s no longer novel to regurgitate the national tragedy and iconography of 9/11 back at us in genre films. In fact, it’s become a cliche, which is why it doesn’t happen quite as often anymore. […]