‘Hocus Pocus’ – Revisiting Disney’s 1993 Cult Classic

Perform a quick Google search of “Millenials and no…” and the first topic suggested is millennials and nostalgia. At this point, it is common knowledge that the millennial generation, for better or worse, is known as the nostalgia generation. The answer to whether there is any basis for this will not be discussed in this … Continue reading ‘Hocus Pocus’ – Revisiting Disney’s 1993 Cult Classic

Review: “Rosaline” breathes new life into a tired story 

The story of Romeo and Juliet has been told and retold, adapted, modernized, reversed, gender-bent, Gnomified, and otherwise produced ad nauseam for over four centuries with varying degrees of quality, originality, and artistic value. Now along comes Rosaline, a new take on the story that not only introduces new characters but also subverts expectations regarding … Continue reading Review: “Rosaline” breathes new life into a tired story 

Review: ‘Deadstream’ Combines ‘Evil Dead’ Humor (and Scares) With Vlogger Culture

As the world of cinema and television continues to evolve, other visual mediums have broken through the mainstream. The rise of YouTube, Twitch, and Vlogger culture has invented a new visual language for delivering information and comedy. While some resist the style and trends of these sites, they have caught on with audiences in a … Continue reading Review: ‘Deadstream’ Combines ‘Evil Dead’ Humor (and Scares) With Vlogger Culture

Review: ‘Triangle of Sadness’ Lays on the Satire Thick, Even When the Joke is Obvious

For eons, storytellers have found humor in poking fun at the most privileged in our society. While there has always been entertainment for the rich, satire and comedy found themselves more relatable to mass audiences when they mocked high society. At a certain point, the clothes and beauty become too extravagant. Directed Ruben Östlund turns … Continue reading Review: ‘Triangle of Sadness’ Lays on the Satire Thick, Even When the Joke is Obvious

Review: ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ Marches to a Loving Drum

The world of children’s films can be a mixed bag. For every Paddington, there are dozens of cheaply made cash grabs. Yet the ones that create an emotional heartbeat to stay with you. The passion of Lyle Lyle Crocodile surprises you at first. However, the winning cast and moments of brilliant character design make it … Continue reading Review: ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ Marches to a Loving Drum

Review: ‘Amsterdam’ Buries Important Messages Behind Messy Jokes and Poor Storytelling

Few films can be more frustrating than those with important ideas, buried behind bad filmmaking. This can be especially true of large ensemble films, which can find themselves unable to focus on a group of characters. In the case of Amsterdam, the focus is clear. A three-headed showcase of Christian Bale, John David Washington, and … Continue reading Review: ‘Amsterdam’ Buries Important Messages Behind Messy Jokes and Poor Storytelling

Fantastic Fest Dispatch: ‘Hundreds of Beavers,’ ‘Give Me Pity’ & ‘Razzennest’

We are grouping reviews to ensure we can cover all of the films we saw at the 2022 Fantastic Fest. Check out our series of dispatches as we release them. Hundreds of Beavers - Directed by Mike Cheslik We love a director that wears their influences on their sleeves. In the case of Hundreds of … Continue reading Fantastic Fest Dispatch: ‘Hundreds of Beavers,’ ‘Give Me Pity’ & ‘Razzennest’

Review: ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Brings a Shallow Sanderson Sister Story Back to Salem

The long-awaited sequel rarely results in a masterpiece. Even so, the ability to see our favorite characters on screen can be quite the draw. Hollywood's latest trend has led to a spike in cult favorites returning to the silver screen. In the last couple of years, we've seen the Bill and Ted, Clerks, and Saw … Continue reading Review: ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Brings a Shallow Sanderson Sister Story Back to Salem

31 Horror Days of Halloween – ‘Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon’ Breaks the Mold for Meta-Horror

It's easy to become cynical to the point of mocking. Yet holding work in such high esteem that the reverence becomes unabashedly sincere can create similar feelings. However, it is never difficult to tell the difference between someone who loves an idea or image versus someone who simply cashes in on the concept to make … Continue reading 31 Horror Days of Halloween – ‘Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon’ Breaks the Mold for Meta-Horror

Streaming At Home Review – ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Arrives on Disney+

In many cultures, the idea of wanting more for yourself is valorized. We want more money, more success, and more awards. Some of us simply want to tell our own stories to differentiate ourselves. In the case of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the want for more has resulted in something of a problem. The film … Continue reading Streaming At Home Review – ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Arrives on Disney+