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.
Dazed And Confused

‘Dazed and Confused’ and Richard Linklater’s Commitment to Nostalgia

By Aurora Amidon 

For his 60th birthday, we look back at what makes Linklater’s ode to the ’70s such a classic.

Jeon Do Yeon in Secret Sunshine

The Power of Jeon Do-yeon’s Silence in ‘Secret Sunshine’

By Aurora Amidon 

Jeon delivers a jaw-dropping performance as a grieving mother.

Palm Springs ending

The Ending of ‘Palm Springs’ Explained

By Aurora Amidon 

So… what’s up with those dinosaurs?

American Psycho

The Ending of ‘American Psycho’ Explained

By Aurora Amidon 

What really happens to the serial killer that you hate to love?

Binge Header Breaking Bad

It’s Time to Rewatch ‘Breaking Bad’

By Aurora Amidon 

There’s never a bad time to click “play” on the show that redefined modern television.

Night Moves

The Suspense of Off-Screen Action in ‘Night Moves’

By Aurora Amidon 

In Kelly Reichardt’s thriller, the most intense moments are the ones you don’t get to see.

Magnolia Frogs

The Sacred Frog Storm in ‘Magnolia’

By Aurora Amidon 

Two hours and forty-five minutes into ‘Magnolia,’ frogs start falling from the sky. Here’s why that’s the perfect ending.

The Souvenir

Reframing the Two Love Stories in ‘The Souvenir’

By Aurora Amidon 

Joanna Hogg’s film considers how we should reflect on difficult memories.

Once Upon A Time Leo And Brad

The Endurance of the Bromance in 2019

By Aurora Amidon 

As 2020 begins, we reflect on the portrayal of masculinity at the end of the decade.