I found comfort in "Marriage Story" because it felt like what I wished my family's story could have been.
Whether representations of violence can help to rectify the unjust treatment of the oppressed is a familiar topic of debate, but our discussions focus too much on the intention of the creator and not enough on the effect on viewers.
The psychological elements of Hitchcock’s "Psycho" remain crystallized in our cultural zeitgeist to this day, inspiring new generations of horror filmmakers. The rise of Jordan Peele, Ari Aster, and Robert Eggers signals a contemporary shift.
Jordan Peele's 2019 film makes a political statement with an unnerving horror, but the audience remains at a safe distance.
If I like a film enough after the first watch, I think about it nonstop for weeks on end. I ponder the moments that made me shudder and gasp.
"French Fries," "Teleport," and "The kid I’ve watched the 1989 'Batman' film with four times this year."
"American Sniper" not only espouses a tired “good vs. evil” narrative, but in altering, omitting, and fabricating aspects of the Iraq War, it perpetuates a chronology in which the nuances and complexities of the war are rendered null and void.
Director James Whale picked up on the potential for commentary on eugenics in Shelley’s novel, an idea and practice that did not yet exist in Shelley’s lifetime.