Review: Phoenix Allows ‘Joker’ To Burn Bright Despite a Lack of Innovation

When the Clown Prince of Gotham comes to the big screen, moviegoing audiences pay attention. Back in 1989, Jack Nicholson introduced audiences to a new kind of Joker, one that was more menacing and comical than the Cesar Romero hilarity of the television show. Mark Hamill's evolution of the character throughout Batman: The Animated Series and Batman: The Mask … Continue reading Review: Phoenix Allows ‘Joker’ To Burn Bright Despite a Lack of Innovation

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Review: Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Brings His Most Personal and Immersive Story to Life

Few directors touch the third rail more than Quentin Tarantino. The famed director/screenwriter has long gained praise for his pop culture-infused stories of violence and death. In some cases, he has co-opted Black and Asian culture to tell these tales. In others, he has created strong characters that few other directors would dare bring to the … Continue reading Review: Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Brings His Most Personal and Immersive Story to Life

We Bought a Pod Episode 60: Once Upon a Pod in Marvel-wood

We're back and this week we're talking Quentin Tarantino, Marvel's Comic Con slate, The Irishman trailer, 1917 Trailer and more! Check out more We Bought a Pod episodes here, and subscribe on iTunes here! Get ready for the upcoming "Alien" miniseries from We Bought a Cabin in the Woods, focusing on the films from the … Continue reading We Bought a Pod Episode 60: Once Upon a Pod in Marvel-wood

Review: ‘The Highwaymen’ Chases Bonnie & Clyde at a Snail’s Pace

Following the Great Depression, bank robbers took on a new level of fame in America. After feeling cheated out of their money, people across the country were reeling. By stealing from the banks, who were insured, outlaws like John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine Gun Kelly and became folklore. However, no duo became more iconic than Bonnie … Continue reading Review: ‘The Highwaymen’ Chases Bonnie & Clyde at a Snail’s Pace

Review: ‘Triple Frontier’ Scratches an Itch, But It Should Be Much Cooler

Stories of men searching for riches in Central and South America have been with Western culture since the Spanish first came to the shores of the Carribean. Those stories have been mythologized the world over, with a mythical El Dorado perhaps the most famous of them all. Even in film, characters from The Treasure of the … Continue reading Review: ‘Triple Frontier’ Scratches an Itch, But It Should Be Much Cooler

Review: ‘Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’ Is Chilling True Crime

Hearing someone speak over a tape recorder has long skeeved me out. It does not matter if I'm listening to an interview with my friends, research subjects, even on TV. There's a level of disconnect between the person speaking and what I'm hearing that has always felt very odd to me. This fear may have … Continue reading Review: ‘Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’ Is Chilling True Crime

Trailer: ‘Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil and Vile’ Turns Zac Efron Into Ted Bundy

You would never have guessed it when you were watching High School Musical that Zac Efron would one day be one of our most renowned serial killers of all time. Then again, I probably wouldn't have pegged him for young Matthew Perry. However, he is about to really show off his acting chops this year in a movie star … Continue reading Trailer: ‘Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil and Vile’ Turns Zac Efron Into Ted Bundy

Review: ‘Shoplifters’ Strikes at the Core of What Makes a Family

After filmmakers got tired of shooting films about trains, sneezing, and kissing, the world of cinema began to examine love and family. Over a century later, filmmakers continue to grapple with the base of human interaction and socialization. As a young girl sits on a porch on a cold night, a man and his son … Continue reading Review: ‘Shoplifters’ Strikes at the Core of What Makes a Family