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.
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

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.

Demi Lovato Dancing with the Devil Documentary

‘Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil’ Loses Its Voice

By Aurora Amidon 

In her new YouTube documentary, Demi Lovato has to compete with others who are also intent on telling her story for her.

Memento Movie Ending

‘Memento’ and the Unreliable Image

By Aurora Amidon 

In his second feature film, Christopher Nolan considers the lengths a director might go to manipulate their viewer.

Yes Day ending

The Ending of ‘Yes Day’ Explained

By Aurora Amidon 

In this light-hearted, high-concept Netflix Original, we learn that there’s no right way to be a family.