We know Hollywood isn’t creative. More times than not their idea of progress extends as far as taking a specific film and gender-swapping it. In the case of Andrea Berloff’s The Kitchen, an adaptation of the DC/Vertigo graphic novel of the same name, it is an entire male […]
Is Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood everything you wished it would be?
When Jennifer Kent’s follow-up to The Babadook first hit the festival circuit it became a lightning rod for notoriety. Walk-outs were common, with audiences uncomfortable with the first 30 minutes heavy emphasis on rape and violence. And yet, it’d be interesting to see if this same outcry would […]
Last year director Ari Aster released Hereditary, a feature film that either terrified audiences for months or led them to decry the state of pretentious horror. Either way, Aster’s name was on everyone’s lips. When the announcement of his follow-up feature arrived with little fanfare, fans were eager […]
There are women throughout history whose names are synonymous with tragedy and destruction: Helen of Troy, Eve, Pandora, Shakespeare’s Ophelia. The princess of suicide, sadness, and melancholy, Ophelia has been immortalized in works of arts, numerous books, and modern day film adaptations of Hamlet, but no medium has […]
In 1988 Tom Holland released Child’s Play, a simple story about a killer doll which spawned a franchise that hasn’t slowed down yet. When MGM announced plans for a remake last year the question was, “Why?” Yes, this is a common refrain regarding all remakes, but in a […]
I’m a sucker for a movie that appreciates the fine art of the department store. Throughout the 1950s, when consumerism and suburbia went hand-in-hand, a trip to the local Macys or Penneys was a luxury. Models wearing the latest fashions were able to walk around, showing off the […]