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October 28, 2019

With the advent of social media and the proliferation of the 24-hour-a-day news cycle, a much-needed light has been shined on bullying. As if growing up isn’t hard enough there seems to be one constant: there will always be those who single out and punish those they se...

October 21, 2019

The passing of Brittany Murphy in 2009 was tragic not just because she was only 32 but because she showed so much promise as a multi-faceted performer. She burst onto the cinematic scene as the bubbly Tai in 1995’s Clueless and proceeded to prove herself adept at both...

October 15, 2019

I admit it, growing up I was a huge fraidy cat. I was a believer of the Boogeyman, things that go bump in the night, and stayed away from any seemingly “scary” film. Eventually, I grew up and realized that many of the so-called “scary” films were usually over-hyped and...

October 7, 2019

The weather is cooling down, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin is finding its way into everything you can and cannot think of, so Halloween must be around the corner. And with it, the perfect time to reminisce about the films that scare us and still give us nigh...

Halfway through Stranger Things Season Three, I was afraid it was going to be my least favorite season so far. There was a lot of slime, and a few times, I thought to myself “eewww.” However, by the time I was finished with it, I realized it was my favorite season so f...

March 29, 2019

Kevin Ball

At times, Jordan Peele’s Us reminds me of Donald Glover’s music video, “This is America.” Both implement blackness to put forth broad critiques of American society. Glover’s piece compares America’s fatalistic gun culture to its fetishism of and aversions to...

November 9, 2018

At a 2002 press conference, President George W. Bush said, “I do believe in the American Dream...owning a home is a part of that dream.” He was laying the groundwork for what would become the American Dream Downpayment Assistance Act, which attempted to make lower inco...

November 3, 2018

Netflix is notorious for not releasing viewership numbers, but if social media is anything to go by EVERYONE watched The Haunting of Hill House. From what I can gather, the overwhelming majority of those who did loved the show (most of the criticism I saw came from fan...

November 1, 2018

Closing out our month of Halloween content, here's a late-night list of some of our favorite horror films of the last ten decades. Special thanks to Brisia Vargas for sharing her thoughts on each of the films she chose, and a welcome to our newest contributor, Elizabet...

October 29, 2018

"I enjoy playing the audience like a piano." — Alfred Hitchcock

When I was 12, I bought my first of many Roger Ebert Home Movie Guides. Having watched him for a few years on Siskel & Ebert I was curious to get a better sense of his thoughts on films - after all, he is t...

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