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 …

House of Cards Wants You to Take it More Seriously [Review]

For the third year in a row, I binged all thirteen episodes of the new House of Cards season. To be entirely honest, it’s not my sense of fandom that motivates me to do this. It began as a desperate desire not to be left behind Read More …

Deadshirt’s Top Ten Movies of 2014

This year, we saw the ongoing war between expensive, studio-minded blockbuster releases and smaller, more adult fare rage on in the multiplexes. A supposed dearth of quote unquote R E A L cinema coupled with the increasing sequel/prequel/reboot/remakeification of movies bred a lot of contempt Read More …

Gone Girl Is Hi-Fi Pulp Lit Done Right (Mostly) [Review]

David Fincher is one of the most celebrated filmmakers of the modern era, and while I’ve always considered myself a fan of his work, it’s only recently that I’ve begun to understand why. I’ve loved Se7en, Fight Club and The Game for years but often Read More …