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Top Five Apocalypse/Virus/World-Ending Movies

Since the sports leagues are suspended and countries are being quarantined because of COVID-19, I find it appropriate to rank the best apocalypse/virus/world-ending films. We have no shortage of movies, good and bad, that transport movie fanatics to unpleasant
By Alec Hoelker | March 22, 2020 | Featured Story, TV & Movies

Netflix Recommendations by Vibe Check

It’s late February, which means we are running out of time to watch movies at noon without remorse. Pretty soon it’ll be warm and people will be doing things, and we’ll have to pretend to want to do things
By Clayton Tarantino | February 21, 2020 | Featured Story, General, Staff Feature, TV & Movies

A Completely Impartial Review Of The 2010s In Film

Looking at highlights from the past decade using math and data. It can be difficult to put together a best-of list, especially when the goal of that list is to be as objective as possible. Personal bias is something
By Reece Hollowell | February 11, 2020 | Featured Story, General, TV & Movies

“Uncut Gems” is Masterful

For-Real For-Real Opinion: Why Annie Eyre, Meg Matthais, and The Academy are Wrong about Uncut Gems not Deserving All of Your Money and Praise Image: the Sandman thinking “Where the fuck is my Oscar nom, Annie and Meg?” This
By Clayton Tarantino | February 4, 2020 | Featured Story, Staff Feature, TV & Movies

Untangling The Complex Emotions Of “Marriage Story”

A personal dissection of marriage, divorce, and the impact of emotionally charged art. (Note: the following contains mild spoilers for “Marriage Story”) I rarely talk about how my parents getting divorced affected me. Since the day they sat me
By Reece Hollowell | December 16, 2019 | Featured Story, TV & Movies

“Knives Out” Review

Cutting satire and a game cast elevate the typical whodunit structure into something refreshingly modern. A strange outlier in the current barrage of awards season films and the latest from Looper and Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian
By Reece Hollowell | December 16, 2019 | Featured Story, TV & Movies

“The Irishman” Review

Scorsese’s sweeping mob epic pulls no punches. The first and perhaps most important thing to note about the latest film from legendary director Martin Scorsese is that watching it does not feel like a three-and-a-half hour experience. Rarely does
By Reece Hollowell | December 5, 2019 | Featured Story, TV & Movies

The Disney+ Experience: Evaluating the First Week of the Rest of Disney’s Life

In hindsight, the announcement of a Disney streaming service seemed almost inevitable. Name recognition, an enormous back catalogue of films and TV shows, and a slate of well-funded exclusive programming are advantages Disney has in spades compared to other
By Reece Hollowell | November 21, 2019 | Featured Story, TV & Movies

“The Lighthouse” Review: A Kerosene-Soaked Horror Bout

In an otherwise disappointing October for horror, Robert Egger’s The Lighthouse absolutely captivates. Robert and co-writer/brother Max Eggers manage to pack in horror trope upon horror trope, making for a flurry of satisfying panic-punches that lead to a haymaker
By Clayton Tarantino | November 15, 2019 | Featured Story, Staff Feature, TV & Movies

Movies Abroad: A Dive into International Movie Theaters and Culture

After devouring several sauerkrauts and liters of Hofbräuhaus beer at Oktoberfest, I had earned a quiet, calm weekend. I would eventually earn another quiet weekend that I would fill with one of my favorite hobbies: going to the movies. 
By Alec Hoelker | November 1, 2019 | Featured Story, TV & Movies