Channel Zero: Candle Cove Tries to Bring Creepypasta to TV [Review]

Review by guest contributor Sammi Freund. On a niche retro television message board, a user brings up a long forgotten show from their childhood local TV station. As more users remember and bring forth memories, they share details about Candle Cove that seem believable for Read More …

The Malevolent Spirits of the Alien Film Franchise

By Andrew Tucker In 1979, Ridley Scott’s Alien famously boasted, “In space, no one can hear you scream,” and it certainly feels that way watching the film today. The Alien franchise is one that relies less on crying out-loud thrills and more on uncomfortable, disturbing Read More …

AMC’s Preacher Forges Its Own Path

by Andy Niemann Ever since Garth Ennis’s Preacher was announced for a television adaptation way back in 2013, I was skeptical, especially after learning of several other failed adaptations. Furthermore, it was announced that the AMC show was being helmed by stoner comedy duo Seth Rogen and Read More …

The Lobster is an Awkward, Painfully Honest Odyssey [Review]

By Max Levine Director Yorgos Lanthimos is an auteur of stringent, calculated discomfort. He satirizes and fetishizes the banal. He leaves you feeling repulsed, and yet somehow so much richer for having walked away with the experience of seeing his grotesque perspective. That’s at least Read More …

Knight of Cups is a Test of Patience With Few Rewards

By Max Levine Knight of Cups is technically a movie. It’s just a movie in the loosest, loosest sense of the word, in that it has an allotted length of time and a star-studded cast, but otherwise, it’s a calculated test of patience that serves Read More …

Revisiting the End of Batman in The Dark Knight Rises

By Robby Karol When the folks at Deadshirt mentioned they were doing a retrospective in the lead up to the release of Batman v. Superman, I knew I wanted to do The Dark Knight Rises. When it came out, the capstone of Christopher Nolan’s Bat-trilogy Read More …

“What is this, the High-Hat?” The Hidden Ethical Concerns of Miller’s Crossing

By Robby Karol Miller’s Crossing has always ranked neck-and-neck with The Big Lebowski as my favorite Coen Brothers film. And I think part of that is how both of them take a sideways approach to two of my favorite writers, Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. If The Big Read More …