Dueling Reviews: Blade Runner 2049: The Edge of Human

Brian and Chris offer their thoughts on your favorite new neo-noir sci-fi.

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The War is for the Planet, but These Apes are After Your Heart

People often complain about the modern state of cinema (or music, or whatever) and it’s easy to look around and say, “They just don’t make ‘em like they used to.” Especially when you’re regularly inundated with a barrage of crap. But we shouldn’t forget that it’s the one percent of exceptional work that will be… Continue reading The War is for the Planet, but These Apes are After Your Heart

A Ghost Story is an Intimate and Cosmic Masterpiece

David Lowery has become one of my favorite up-and-coming directors. I remember enjoying his art house western Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013), but he really earned my interest with his decision to direct a Disney children’s movie, Pete’s Dragon (2016). Lowery executed a potentially soulless mission with care and grace. He didn’t sell-out, Disney bought-in.… Continue reading A Ghost Story is an Intimate and Cosmic Masterpiece

Nineteenth-Century Modernism within Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure

Our crazy smart friend and guest writer Jason Patel offers an in-depth look at Scandinavian Modernist Theater and Force Majeure.