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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

Which “Halloweentown” Movie is the Halloweentown-iest?

As we all know, this Thursday is Halloween. And I assume that everyone celebrates the days leading up to this holiday with the same time-honored tradition: re-watching all of the Halloweentown films in consecutive order. My goal here is
By Annie Eyre | October 28, 2019 | Featured Story, General, Staff Feature, TV & Movies

Thinking of Summer

Why Stranger Things 3 is the Best Season Yet If you thought Stranger Things couldn’t get any better, think again. Over the summer, Stranger Things 3 premiered with an even bigger audience than before. Netflix said that over 40
By Grace Zurawski | October 25, 2019 | Featured Story, TV & Movies

An Overdue Meditation On “Bojack Horseman”

While Big Mouth has dominated recent conversation surrounding adult animated content on Netflix, another adult animated show has quietly been growing into some of the best content available on the service. Bojack Horseman, soon entering its sixth and final
By Reece Hollowell | October 23, 2019 | Featured Story, TV & Movies

Phoenix’s Joker Is No Joke

“Joker” Review Joker is yet another example of how most DC characters succeed outside the DC Universe. Without taking the title of this movie in a literal sense, Joker is a disturbing film that analyzes both the effects of
By Christian Thomey | October 22, 2019 | Featured Story, TV & Movies