As I settled into my 100% cotton sheet covered (sheets you might find in a for-rent cottage), low-rise minimalist IKEA bed to watch Ingrid Goes West, I couldn’t help but feel a little trepidatious about it. Knowing the premise — someone who ends up moving to Los Angeles after obsessively following a popular “lifestyle” instagrammer and hoping to become her friend — I couldn’t help but feel a weird underlying shame-spiral coming to the surface. As someone who has developed the
Yes, Halloween is over, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop binge watching horror movies. Two weeks ago, I decided to subscribe to Shudder, a streaming service dedicated to horror and thrillers. The selection is a bit small, but it’s diverse and impressive. Browsing through the collection, you can find campy ‘80s trash, classic Universal monster flicks, giallos, Korean revenge thrillers, New French Extremity, modern indie horror, and plenty of obscure gems you’d never exp
Title: Justice League (2017) Genre: Superhero/Sci Fi/Action Director: Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon Stars (primary actors): Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Mamoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Ciaran Hinds, and Henry Cavill. Bias: Sooooo much baggage with this film. Grade: C+ In A Nutshell: The absence of Superman (Cavill) has left the Earth vulnerable to threats from beyond, leading to the return of an ancient evil – Steppenwolf (Hinds). Bruce Wayne/Batman (Affleck) realizes that this is
Hey everyone! Welcome to the first of our solo Weekend Watchlists. From here on out we’ll be rotating the lists among our regular and guest contributors, giving you a look at what we’ll be watching or recommending each weekend. For my first week, I thought I’d recommend two films I’m going to try to watch this weekend, and three TV series I’ve been enjoying. American Vandal (2017) – This Netflix original series is a note-perfect parody of their Making a Murderer series from 2
Title: Thor: Ragnorak (2017) Genre: Superhero/Sci Fi/Fantasy/Comedy Director: Taika Waititi Stars (primary actors): Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, and Mark Ruffalo Bias: I (obviously) love superheroes, and I love Taika Waititi’s work. Plus, I’m a Thor: The Dark World apologist, so… Grade: A- In A Nutshell: After traveling the cosmos in search of the Infinity Stones, Thor (Hemsworth) discovers that Asgard is on the verge of Ragn
Matt Linton The Frontier (2015) – I’m a sucker for an interesting crime film, and this one from writer/director Oren Shai with co-writer Webb Wilcoxen definitely qualifies. In a likely nod to Psycho the film opens with a young woman arriving at a motel in the middle of nowhere with a secret, only to stumble upon darker goings-on. The similarities end there, but what follows is a tense and off-beat thriller with an engaging cast of characters centered around the motel’s diner.