Fantasia Fest 2021: ‘Alien On Stage’ Delightfully Spotlights Community Theater

Few films have left the cultural legacy of Ridley Scott's Alien since its release. The seminal work of horror and sci-fi touched on classicism, racism, feminism, and sexual violence through ground-breaking visuals. But, above all else, the creature feature was entertaining as hell, creating involuntary reactions of shock, laughter, and fear at every turn. The … Continue reading Fantasia Fest 2021: ‘Alien On Stage’ Delightfully Spotlights Community Theater

Review: ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Misses It’s Shot to Re-spark a Franchise

The indelible image of Michael Jordan becoming Mr. Fantastic left an impression a generation of six-year-old boys. For some, it was another mountain conquered by MJ, who was about to steamroll the league with a second three-peat. Others found meta-comedy for the first time, watching stars and cartoons make fun of themselves ad nauseum. Space Jam was … Continue reading Review: ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Misses It’s Shot to Re-spark a Franchise

REVIEW: ‘Emma.’ Springs to Life with Beautiful Sets, Costumes and Score

Jane Austen remains the most common source of period storytelling, but her stories continue to feel unbelievably modern. Pride and Prejudice, Love & Friendship and Clueless have become cult hits for those who love her stories. Emma. looks to join that group thanks to its cartoonish take on the characters of the beloved novel. A nice bridge between the comedy of Clueless (which … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘Emma.’ Springs to Life with Beautiful Sets, Costumes and Score

USC Scripter Awards Puts Greta Gerwig in the Drivers Seat, Caps Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Amazing 2019

One of the most underrated predictors of the Oscar race, the USC Scripter Awards pushed Greta Gerwig closer to glory. Gerwig has been on a roll lately, taking a few big writing prizes in the aftermath of her director miss for Little Women. USC Scripter has crowned the Best Adapted Screenplay winner in eight of the … Continue reading USC Scripter Awards Puts Greta Gerwig in the Drivers Seat, Caps Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Amazing 2019

TV Review: ‘Sex Education’ Gets Better With Personal Stakes and Ensemble

One of the surprise breakouts of 2019 came early in the year with Sex Education. The British series took a frank look at teens and how they're learning about the birds and bees to craft a wonderfully absurd series. Carrying a 1980's aesthetic but set during the present day, Sex Education felt unique in its vision and … Continue reading TV Review: ‘Sex Education’ Gets Better With Personal Stakes and Ensemble

Review: ‘Troop Zero’ Delivers Our First Fun Coming of Age Film of the 2020s

Crafting a unique coming of age story in the 2020s will be a difficult task for any storyteller. The last decade featured dozens of unique stories featuring young adults finding their way in the world. Even many of our greatest filmmakers took up the challenge, with Barry Jenkins, Greta Gerwig, and Wes Anderson each telling resonate stories. … Continue reading Review: ‘Troop Zero’ Delivers Our First Fun Coming of Age Film of the 2020s

Review: ‘Knives Out’ Gives Rian Johnson Another Star-Studded Affair to Talk About

Following the tragic events of The Last Jedi, director and writer Rian Johnson needed a hit. The director's proven track record of excelling with original content earned him the right to play with a big franchise. It only made sense for him to get as far away from franchise filmmaking as possible. His followup, Knives Out roots itself firmly … Continue reading Review: ‘Knives Out’ Gives Rian Johnson Another Star-Studded Affair to Talk About

Review: ‘The Two Popes’ Captures Politics in the Catholic Church in Stunning Detail

Shocking as it may be, political unrest exists across every facet of life today. Beyond the obvious arena of government, organizations known for their consistency must face political realities. While Methodist and Baptist churches wrestle for how to proceed in their handling of various issues, the Catholic Church continues its own push for modernization. Shockingly, … Continue reading Review: ‘The Two Popes’ Captures Politics in the Catholic Church in Stunning Detail

We Bought a Pod Episode 63: Jojo’s Parasite

We discuss one of the best films of the decade and one of the missed opportunities. Parasite and Jojo Rabbit dominate our discussion today! Something went wrong with my audio so sorry for any issues you may experience with it. 00-25:10 - Jojo Rabbit 25:10-38:00 - Parasite (NO SPOILERS) 38:00 -1:01:30 - Parasite (SPOILERS) 1:03:00 - 1:09:00  Soul … Continue reading We Bought a Pod Episode 63: Jojo’s Parasite

Review: ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ Showcases the Brilliant Side of Eddie Murphy

It might be hard for younger audience members to seperate Eddie Murphy from his vocal roles in Shrek and Mulan, but for a moment in the 1980s was the definitive performer in the world. Combining the zaniness of Pryor with the likability of Wilder, Murphy emerged as a never before seen talent. Coming to America cemented itself as one of the … Continue reading Review: ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ Showcases the Brilliant Side of Eddie Murphy