Ciara Wardlow

Human being who writes about movies and other things. Sometimes I try to be funny on Twitter.
Performer Of The Year Chadwick Boseman

Performer of the Year (2020): Chadwick Boseman

By Ciara Wardlow 

His last two performances, in ‘Da 5 Bloods’ and ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ suggest he was embarking on a remarkable new phase of his career we will tragically never get to see.

Antebellum ending

The Ending of ‘Antebellum’ Explained

By Ciara Wardlow 

We can explain what happens in ‘Antebellum.’ Why anyone thought this movie should be made, though, is a mystery for the ages.

Dr Frankenstein

The Most Annoying Mad Scientist Cliche is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Fault

By Ciara Wardlow 

‘Frankenstein’ brought it to the movies, but Mary Shelley’s not to blame.

Niki Caro Mulan

‘Mulan’ Director Niki Caro Talks Authenticity, Research, and Responsible Filmmaking

By Ciara Wardlow 

In our interview with the filmmaker, she discusses updating ‘Mulan’ for contemporary audiences by going back to its legendary roots.

Anastasia Rasputin vanishing corpses

The Mysterious Case of Vanishing Corpses, Explained

By Ciara Wardlow 

Sometimes when characters die, their bodies disappear. Let’s talk about why.

Hereditary Book

Why A24’s ‘Hereditary’ Screenplay Book is a Worthy Investment

By Ciara Wardlow 

If you can’t get enough of ‘Hereditary,’ the A24 Shop has just the thing.

Michael Shannon Take Shelter

An Ode to Michael Shannon in ‘Take Shelter’

By Ciara Wardlow 

Sometimes a great performance is made in the quietest moments.

Zombies Out Of Style Article (FSR Illustration, with elements from Shutterstock)

Why Zombies Never Go Out of Style

By Ciara Wardlow 

To raise the stakes, just add zombies. It may never go out of style.

Dark Netflix Characters

Ranking the Characters of Netflix’s ‘Dark’ from Most to Least Messy

By Ciara Wardlow 

What fools these mortals be.