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    Where Have All the Labor Movies Gone?

    Happy Labor Day, everyone! Looks like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (which weirdly wants us to care about its boring titular character with a Great Destiny™ more than his father/nemesis with the genuinely compelling backstory and agency over the plot, but whatever) is going to break the “Labor Day Box Office Curse,” […] More

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    TIFF 2021: 20 Films to Watch at the Toronto International Film Festival

    On September 9th, the “Festival of Festivals” returns as the Toronto International Film Festival stages its 46th edition. And with more than 100 films on offer, TIFF 2021 is slowly rebuilding to its pre-COVID heyday. This year, the festival will be held in a hybrid format of in-person and virtual screenings, ranging from star-studded world […] More

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    On the Radar… (September Edition)

    Okay, another big change to this series because now that we’re at the heat of the awards season, when the heavy hitters start to come and make their play for serious Oscar attention, I cannot handle two months apiece for what will become a mammoth telescope into the future over the rest of the year. […] More

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    The Top 25 Best Picture Winners So Far

    All good things must come to an end, and we’ve reached the end of this series. A new one will start soon, but first, a reminder. Yes, this is a tradition I’ve been keen on for years, ranking the new crop of Academy Award winners. For nearly all of the Oscar categories, you’ll see me […] More

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    Sunday Scaries: Do You Prefer Horror Remakes/Reboots or Sequels?

    Sure, we all prefer when a film is an original. Horror (or really any other genre) really does shine brightest when it’s depicting something new. That’s not always the case, however, and in recent decades, franchises have littered the cinematic landscape. Plenty of these movies are inferior, but not all are. Among the reboots, remakes, […] More

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    Summer Movie Memories: 1998

    Behold, the summer movie blockbuster season is wrapping up as we enter the dog days of August. This year it has looked a little different because the world has not been quite itself for the past year. Traditionally, summer is the biggest season of the year for Hollywood box office. A long time ago in […] More

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    The Top 25 Best Actress Winners So Far

    The penultimate installment of this series is here, folks. As a reminder, this is a tradition I’ve been keen on for years. Yes, I’m ranking the new crop of Academy Award winners. For nearly all of the Oscar categories, you’ll see me list the top 25 recipients of that prize. Sometimes, our newest winner will […] More

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    Sunday Scaries: The Terrifying Prophecy of ‘American Psycho’

    The year is 1987. The greed and excess of this particular decade in American culture has reached a fever pitch. Oliver Stone’s Wall Street is released this year, giving mainstream audiences a proper glimpse into the madness that transpires behind the scenes with the men who manipulate finances to their own lucrative ends. A generation […] More

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    The Top 25 Best Director Winners So Far

    The end of this series draws closer and closer. Until then, we press on. Continuing a tradition I’ve been keen on for years, I’m ranking the new crop of Academy Award winners. For nearly all of the Oscar categories, you’ll see me list the top 25 recipients of that prize. Sometimes, our newest winner will […] More

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