Aurora Amidon

Aurora Amidon spends her days running the Great Expectations column and trying to convince people that Hostel II is one of the best movies of all time. Read her mostly embarrassing tweets here: @aurora_amidon.
Without Remorse Jordan Turner Smith

The Ending of ‘Without Remorse’ Explained

By Aurora Amidon 

‘Without Remorse’ nimbly sets up an adaptation of another Tom Clancy classic.

Bridesmaids Food Poisoning Scene

‘Bridesmaids’ Perfected Gross-Out Humor

By Aurora Amidon 

For the movie’s 10th anniversary, we break down the food poisoning scene and how it’s more than just a throwaway bit.

Mortal Kombat Ending Explained Scorpion

The Ending of ‘Mortal Kombat’ Explained

By Aurora Amidon 

The newest addition to the Mortal Kombat universe teases a sequel in the best way possible.

Debate Week Best Picture Losers Whiplash

‘Whiplash’ is an Exhilarating Oscar-Worthy Drum Solo

By Aurora Amidon 

With his 2014 Best Picture nominee, Damien Chazelle takes a film about music to the next level.

Debate Week Best Picture Losers Elephant Man

‘The Elephant Man’ is the Most Empathetic Film to Lose Best Picture

By Aurora Amidon 

David Lynch has an exceptional grasp on what it means to be human.

Thunder Force Explained Mccarthy Spencer Pickle

The Ending of ‘Thunder Force’ Explained

By Aurora Amidon 

In this Netflix comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer as a pair of superheroes, nothing is more important than having a good friend to lean on.

The Mist Hidden Monsters

The Hidden Monsters of ‘The Mist’

By Aurora Amidon 

In this Stephen King adaptation, there is one creature that is more terrifying than the monsters themselves: fear.

The Fallout Sxsw

‘The Fallout’ is an Ode to a Paralyzed Generation

By Aurora Amidon 

In Megan Park’s feature directorial debut, trauma is just a part of daily life.

I'm Fine Thanks For Asking Sxsw

‘I’m Fine (Thanks for Asking)’ Works as a Pandemic-Era Film

By Aurora Amidon 

This debut from Kelley Kali and Angelique Molina looks at homelessness in a timely manner.