Category: Features
How The ‘Burbs Couldn’t Find Its Ending
How The ‘Burbs Couldn’t Find Its Ending

Few places in this world are as simultaneously placid and terrifying as the American suburbs. Though cookie-cutter houses and bright green lawns may seem idyllic at first, poison can run underneath the heartland. Films like The Graduate and Edward Scissorhands…

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How Jerry Became the Most Important Character in Rick and Morty
How Jerry Became the Most Important Character in Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty is one of the most popular shows of our times. The deeply satirical series is filled with loads of dark humor and a surprising amount of philosophical subtext. Easily the most charismatic character on the show is…

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Elvis Mitchell Talks Overlooked Black Movies, Harry Belafonte & The Complexities Of Blaxploitation [Interview]
Elvis Mitchell Talks Overlooked Black Movies, Harry Belafonte & The Complexities Of Blaxploitation [Interview]

For over two decades, Elvis Mitchell, a film critic for LA Weekly and The New York Times, has wanted to put Blaxploitation in its proper historical place. While the results of his desire would prototypically arrive from Mitchell in the…

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Sundance 2023: ‘Radical’- Film Review
Sundance 2023: ‘Radical’- Film Review

Sundance 2023 Premieres Selection “Radical” In the real world, educators rarely get the respect their profession deserves. Struggles against oppressive societies and inexcusably low budgets and salaries make the job of teachers a difficult and commendable one. Christopher Zalla’s “Radical”…

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Public Domain Day – 2023
Public Domain Day – 2023

One of the more wholesome ways to mark the start of a new year is to flip through the freshly minted offerings of the public domain canon, those films, books, recordings, etc. that have been around so long that even…

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Best Jennifer Coolidge Characters in Movies & TV
Best Jennifer Coolidge Characters in Movies & TV

After a decades-long career playing iconic characters, Jennifer Coolidge is finally getting her overdue and well-deserved time in the spotlight. Her role as Tanya McQuoid in The White Lotus earned her an Emmy and, most recently, a Golden Globe Award.…

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Why Miranda Priestly Was Not The Villain
Why Miranda Priestly Was Not The Villain

Adapted from the novel of the same name, The Devil Wears Prada premiered in 2006 as a glamorous comedy offering a look into the competitive and hectic world of fashion. The 2000s saw the peak of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion…

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The Lost & Unmade Projects Of Filmmaker Todd Field
The Lost & Unmade Projects Of Filmmaker Todd Field

“Listen, I Googled you.’ I’ve had people say that: ‘I’ve Googled you.’ And it’s so incredibly offensive,” director Todd Field told The Washington Post in 2006. “You think, ‘Why? Because it’s so simple? Because it’s so impulsive? Because it’s so pervasive?’ It’s effectively the…

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Film Review: “The Son” – The Movie Revue
Film Review: “The Son” – The Movie Revue

Akira Kurosawa once said, “in a mad world, only the mad are sane.” Florian Zeller explores a fine line between the madness and desperation of those who are left in the wake of a tragic family event and those of…

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9 Netflix Films That Failed to Spawn a Franchise
9 Netflix Films That Failed to Spawn a Franchise

At the start of November 2022, Enola Holmes 2 dropped on Netflix. The feature was accompanied by quite a bit of fanfare thanks to the positive reputation of its predecessor, but also because it was a bit of a rarity:…

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Why Nanny Was One of the Best Horror Movies of 2022
Why Nanny Was One of the Best Horror Movies of 2022

Home Features Why Nanny Was One of the Best Horror Movies of 2022 Nanny is among the top horror movies of 2022. It is refreshing and imaginative. Here's why it's one of the best of last year. Amazon Studios Have…

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Todd Field Talks Working With Cate Blanchett, Lost Projects & Being OK With Never Directing A Feature Again [Interview]
Todd Field Talks Working With Cate Blanchett, Lost Projects & Being OK With Never Directing A Feature Again [Interview]

While it was always his ambition to be a filmmaker, twenty, thirty years ago, director Todd Field was known as an actor, working with Penelope Spheeris, Nicole Holofcener, Jan de Bont, and even Stanley Kubrick in “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999).…

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