How do choose your own adventure movies and video games deal with agency? Can ignoring it be a strength? Let’s find out!
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Never Follow Me, Never Carry a Gun
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back tries to hit all the story beats it was told it had to hit.
Crimson Peak is Hot and Cold and Better For It
Crimson Peak seems to claim two distinct genres, constantly shifting between horror and melodrama. Does this make it an indecisive mess or a delectable example of genre-fusion?
Blue Jay is Adorable, Heartbreaking, and Laser-Focused
Blue Jay’s specificity makes for an intimate and relatable romantic drama.
Impossibly Byzantine Corporate Intrigue in Speed Racer
Confused by the plot of Speed Racer? Let us break (some of it) down for you.
American Honey is Good, but Oh My God it is Long.
Andrea Arnold’s American Honey is bold, deliberate, and immersive. But does deserve its near 3 hour runtime?
Nightcrawler: The Hollow Man
Nightcrawler (2014) is a tense thriller follows Lou Bloom as he forces himself into the sensational world of crime journalism. What motivates him, and how does his behavior personify the films major themes of blind ambition and the American dream? Chris Maher explores this and more below.