While We’re Young: Young Jokes for Old People [Review]

Noah Baumbach seems like a smart enough filmmaker. While We’re Young has a lackluster premise that would have resulted in a horrible movie under an average director, so I’m willing to bet that it’s Baumbach’s intelligence that raises his latest film to merely “not good.” Mature but hackneyed in Read More …

A Deadshirt Webcomics Guide to: Alexander Swenson’s Bonne Fête Job Dog

From long-running soap operas to comedy-drama slices of life to daily gag strips, the digital comics scene has exploded over the last decade and readers have never had more options. Feeling overwhelmed?  Jen Overstreet and Joe Stando Guest-columnist Yen Nguyen is here to take you on an expedition Read More …

Grim Fandango Remastered: New Unlife for an Old Classic [Review]

When Grim Fandango was originally released in 1998, it was met with critical acclaim but poor sales. Trends in gaming were changing, and players were looking for more graphics-intensive titles with the novelty of Internet multiplayer. The age of the first-person shooter had begun and Read More …

LISA: Weird End of the World [Review]

Pop culture has an obsession with being “edgy,” whether it be through grittiness, hyperviolence, or manipulative melodrama. “Edgy,” as a term for describing somehow-exciting and somehow-different new art, has seemingly been drained of any positive connotations. It has become a word that’s to be used Read More …

Inherent Vice: One Stuffy Joint [Review]

Shrouded by a marijuana haze, a stoner chuckles at something and so do you. This is the prevailing feeling of Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest, Inherent Vice, a stoner noir based on the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name. Its pleasures are cotton candy fluff—ephemeral Read More …

The Interview: Freedom of Unfunny Speech [Review]

Every now and then, there comes along a movie that changes everything. These are typically known among scholars of cinema as “good” movies, or “interesting” movies, at the very least. Before ever being released in theaters, The Interview had sparked a new(!) conversation on free Read More …

Horror Month: Repulsion

This October, Deadshirt staff revisits some of our favorite horror movies from a variety of subgenres and breaks down what makes them so memorable, so clever, and so terrifying. This week: Roman Polanski’s unsettling look at how dangerous and frightening the male gaze truly is, Repulsion. When Read More …